Kayaking on the glassy waters.
As far as aquatic activities go, kayaking is pretty unbeatable. To glide, weightless, across the rippling surface of a lake, or chase river rapids, or explore the ocean shoreline, is to find hours of uninterrupted joy.
Our National Parks and protected lands bring with them various opportunities to grab a paddle and engage with the water and nature intimately. See fish, inches from your fingertips. Climb in and enjoy a pastime with roots reaching back 8,000 years to the canoes of old.