A great paddling town is more than the sum of its parts. It starts with water, of course, but what makes a paddling town special is the community that grows around those waterways. Here are 26 of our favorites.
Ride the tide to explore the wildlife and diversity of paddle-touring options along the Kitsap Water Trail near Poulsbo, Washington.
The communities in Giles County, Virginia have worked hard to provide 11 public access points along the 37 miles of managed water trail on the New River.
Explore the country's second largest delta, paddling through estuarine marshes and cypress swamp near Mobile, Alabama, which also provides access to the Bartram Canoe Trail.
Balancing the easy access to downtown restaurants, bars and activities in Lawrence, Kansas with its access to the 173-mile Kansas River National Water Trail.
The assignment was pretty straightforward: Tap into the rich paddling scene of Squamish, British Columbia to showcase its best on-water offerings. The catch? I only had 24 hours.