Best Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing in Minnesota

This list represents the most popular flatwater kayaking & canoeing in Minnesota. Use this list to plan your next Minnesota flatwater kayaking & canoeing trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

Decades ago, Minneapolis had the foresight to establish an extensive park system. The ...
Rice Creek is a fun run with swift water and easy rapids in the heart of the Twin Cities. ...
The Cannon races through a series of easy rapids and passes tall, rocky bluffs on its ...
With mile after mile of long, easy rapids, wooded bluffs, and good fishing, the final ...
The Rum picks up its pace again, running through Class I rapids for several miles. It ...
Put in at Mudro Lake and paddle down the Horse River to the Basswood River. Follow the ...
Quick and winding for much of its length, Minnehaha's often natural character belies its ...
This trip heads north from gigantic Brule Lake through two chains of lakes and one river, ...
With all their islands and campsites, the large, interconnected lakes of Voyageurs National ...
The Otter Tail cuts a gentle but lively course through coniferous and hardwood forest ...
Two of the longest portages in the BWCAW are negotiated on this trip. Several beautiful, ...
Launch the boat outside Voyageurs National Park, at Crane Lake. Head north to Sand Point ...
The Elk is a quiet woodland river, tailor-made for a day's paddle or fishing trip. The ...
A trip to Basswood Lake doesn't require much portaging but puts the paddler into some ...
This region is probably the most scenic of the entire BWCAW. Deep blue-water lakes stretch ...
This run will challenge your stamina and outdoor skills. Paddle across a short section ...
The Cloquet races through a series of pools and easy rapids to its confluence with the ...
Easy rapids, stunning scenery, several campsites, and good fishing make this stretch of ...
The St. Croix enters a valley of dramatic outcrops and soaring bluffs. Overnight camping ...
Here's a trip that provides great fishing and backwoods travel - if you're ready to portage. Put ...
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