Fall Canoeing Trips

Fall Canoeing Trips
Take a canoe trip and relax on the waters as you paddle past forested banks bursting with different shades of fall foliage. Fall is an opportune time to enjoy a canoeing trip not only because of the scenery but also because the pesky spring and summer insects and bugs are long gone. Enjoy the scenic water of rivers like St. Croix and enjoy a multiple-day excursion as you view wildlife such as ospreys and river otters along the way.

St. Croix River

As a tributary of the Mississippi River, St. Croix River spans 164 miles in Wisconsin and Minnesota. The St. Croix River is a designated National Scenic River and features lush green landscape and wooded bluffs.



Tour the river during the fall by taking a multiple day canoe trip with local guides from Maine. Sunrise County Canoe Expeditions offers St. Croix fall foliage trips from September to October. Choose from four-day or six-day trips that include paddling instructions, meals, canoeing and camping as you enjoy views of the scenic and varied colors of fall foliage on the river.



Sunrise International River Guides

4 Union Plaza

Bangor, ME 04401

207-942-9300

mainecanoe.com

Potomac River

The Potomac River is located on the mid-Atlantic coast and flows about 383 miles. The river stretches across parts of Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and West Virginia as well as the District of Columbia. The Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay and has a drainage of 14,700 square miles.



Take a canoe trip with Outdoor Adventures River and Trail Outfitters and enjoy a day and a half of paddling among the colorful fall foliage of the river. The outfitter offers a camping and paddling combination trip that includes all meals. Expect a scenic trip that flows past the forested river banks, through the Paw Paw Bends and alongside the Green Ridge State Forest in western Maryland.



River & Trail Outfitters

604 Valley Road

Knoxville, MD 21758

888-446-7529

rivertrail.com

Tuolumne River

Tuolumne River in California flows almost 150 miles and passes through Yosemite National Park. The river originates from Central Sierra Nevada to the San Joaquin River. Take a canoe trip during the fall and view the scenic foliage colors as the water meanders through meadows and channels.



Tuolumne River Trust offers canoe trips during the fall, when you can watch populations of salmon return to the river to spawn. Choose from wildlife viewing and interpretive canoe trips at the Lower Tuolumne River Parkway scheduled at the end of October to November. Other species you may see include river otters, bald eagles, golden eagles and osprey. Bring your camera and snap images of the changing leaf colors of the oaks and alders that line the river.



Tuolumne River Trust

Central Valley

829 Thirteenth St.

Modesto, CA 95354

209-236-0330

tuolumne.org

Article Written By Rona Aquino

Rona Aquino began writing professionally in 2008. As an avid marathon runner and outdoor enthusiast, she writes on topics of running, fitness and outdoor recreation for various publications. Aquino holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications and English from the University of Maryland College Park.