Canoeing and Kayaking with Kids: Tips and Trips

It’s the season for messing about in boats, when cool waters beckon and splashing paddles transform restless kids into adventurers. Here are some tips and suggested trips to inspire you to get your family out on the water.

Why not make space in your schedule for a long, lazy day of paddling—or at least a fun afternoon? As Rat of the children’s classic The Wind in the Willows would say, there’s nothing half so much worth doing.

  • Find 10 great family paddling trips in the Northeast, including lakes, ponds, and rivers at vacation destinations like Acadia National Park, Cape Cod, and the Adirondacks.

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Great Kids, Great Outdoors is an AMC Outdoors blog, written by Heather Stephenson.

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