Paddle Lake Powell The huge upside of Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River, nexus of an environmental battle lost a generation ago, is the emergence of its progeny, Lake Powell, as a supreme freshwater kayaking destination. The lake’s green-water tentacles extend from the main 185-mile (300-kilometer) watercourse into 96 side canyons, where kayakers can paddle free of tides, waves, currents, and motorboats.
Oru Kayak - It’s a full-size 12-foot long kayak that packs down to a very portable size allowing you to check it on a flight, stow it in the trunk of your car, even backpack it into remote mountain waters. Priced at $ 800.
The Northern Forest Canoe Trail extends 740 miles across the rivers, streams, and lakes of New York, Vermont, Québec, New Hampshire and Maine. The nation's longest paddling trail can be explored by kayak or canoe and is suitable for day trips or longer excursions. The organization offers maps, guidebooks, online tools and fun events to get you out on the water.