Are you looking for a way to explore some of our most beautiful national parks without the crowds? It’s time to trade in your hiking boots for a paddle!Here are the best national parks in the US for kayaking and canoeing.
Best time to paddle: September through FebruaryA visit to Big Bend National Park is like an expedition in the last frontier. It is wild and rugged, with a few great opportunities to get out on the water.
Best time to paddle: June through SeptemberYou can easily explore some of the small lakes in Acadia in an afternoon, or if you have more experience, check out the islands along the wild Atlantic Coast around Mount Desert Island.
Best time to paddle: December through AprilVirgin Island Eco Tours rent kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. They also provide a variety of different tours, including kayak tours, snorkeling tours, and hiking trips.