Kayaking U.S.A.: A Push for Possible Paddlers

by Rebecca Ballhaus Subscribe to Rebecca Ballhaus's posts Posted Jul 13th 2011 08:00 AM



There's vast amounts of prime paddling water within a few hours drive of the country's major cities and plenty of space and quiet to go around.

And the barrier to entry is low. Becoming an excellent kayaker takes years of experience and a lot of upper body strength, but those looking to go for a quick paddle only need a little balance and an almost token amount of arm strength. This is not a race.

Here are a bunch of recommended paddling excursions near major cities. Remember: It isn't the size of the boat, but the motion of the ocean.

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