New England is home to brooks, streams, rivers, ponds, lakes and a few thousand miles of ocean front property.
So as you can see above, doing your touring by kayak isn’t the silliest idea to try out. Its relaxing and watching the scenery slide by on a guided tour is relaxing. You can also find places to rent for the day and get a map and go out on your own.
Below are several businesses that I have found online. I have not tried them and other than listing them I’m not responsible for them or their services. If you find one you are unhappy with I will remove them. IF you are happy with one leave me a comment down below so others know that they served you well.
Essex River Basin Adventures is another one. http://www.erba.com
In New Hampshire, you can dip your paddle into a pristine lake or lazy river. Or you can try taking on the Class IV whitewater rapids and get your adrenaline rush. There are plenty of places to try stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), too! Test your balance with a SUP yoga class on Lake Winnipesaukee.
Many tour guides and outfitters await your call, or visit a rental shop for canoeing or kayaking gear and advice. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced paddler, one of these itineraries may inspire you to canoe or kayak New Hampshire’s waterways. – See more at: http://www.visitnh.gov/what-to-do/Outdoor-Adventure/kayaking-and-canoeing.aspx#sthash.3ACbvo5p.dpuf
Great Glen trails – Milan NH
Mahoosuc Outdoors – Great North Woods
Experience Squam Lake – Think of “On Golden Pond” the movie
NH state park listings
Vermont has quite a number of kayak businesses from guided tours on the ponds, lakes and rivers. to advice on the many places to go and relax. From float trips in groups to solo adventures. You can find something to fit your mood in Vermont’s kayaking businesses.
The Vermont state parks are a great way to start getting your kids out on the water. This can open up a new world of exploration and fun for the family. A great way to get started is to try out canoeing, kayaking, row boating or paddle boating on one of the many small lakes and ponds in Vermont State Parks.
Many state parks have boat rentals, including paddles and PFD’s, so you don’t even need your own boat.
Below are listed some recommendations of great places to get your family started:
- Brighton State Park
- Elmore State Park
- Ricker Pond State Park
- Waterbury Center State Park: This lake is a bit larger, but the lake near the day use area is off limit to power boats and a really beautiful place to paddle and hang out at the beach. Umiak Outfitters rents a wide variety of canoes and kayaks and their instructors will help get you started by showing you the basics of canoeing or kayaking. Afterwards, you might be interested in taking a trip to the nearby Ben & Jerry’s ice cream factory, or grabbing some cider donuts at Cold Hollow Cider Mill.
- Emerald Lake State Park
- Half Moon Pond State Park
- Shaftsbury State Park
- Woodford State Park
- Camp Plymouth State Park
- Lowell Lake:
- Silver Lake State Park
Kayaking along Coastal Maine offers a chance to explore the nearby Lighthouses, the local rives like the Kennebunk River, Mousam River, and Casco Bay. Or you can head inland to the hundreds of rivers and lakes that can be found across Maine. Here are some of the businesses that I have fond listed:
- Coastal Maine Kayak
- L.L. Bean has their discovery series
- Maine Island Kayak Co.
- Old Quarry Ocean Adventures
- Kayak Excursions