Flatwater Paddling & Canoeing - Water Trails

In the Trails.com Canoeing section you will find flatwater and quietwater paddling routes for canoes and kayaks on lakes, ponds, and mild flowing rivers and creeks throughout North America. We have everything from easy one-day canoe trips to extended overnight paddling excursions on all kinds of waterways – something for canoers and kayakers of all abilities and experience levels. The canoeing trips are complete chapters from paddling guidebooks and each one includes a detailed route map, driving directions to the launching site or put-in, and a clear description of the tour, all produced by well-known outdoor guidebook publishers. Every canoe trip is linked to USGS topographic maps from the route overview page, and many also offer a host of additional features like photos, regional locator maps, possible fishing opportunities, seasonal water levels, and interesting information on the geology and natural history of the region. To find a great paddling trip - in places like Lake Powell, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and Voyageurs National Park - just click below on any state canoeing section. Then browse by selecting a specific region or “Top Trail” from the list, or by simply clicking on the interactive state map.

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