Canoe & Kayak

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Paddle at a perfect pace and vantage point for reflecting on nature. Many of our Canoe and Kayak Trips combine paddling and dayhiking, giving you time to explore, photograph, and stretch your legs. Several trips combine lake exploration with much-needed volunteer projects. You'll brush up on your boating skills, learn a few new ones, and share your adventure with fellow outdoor enthusiasts.

Canoeing Okefenokee Swamp, Georgia. March 14-19. From our base camps on both the eastern and western edge of this great but imperiled swamp, we will canoe various sections of the Okefenokee. We will explore the Coastal prairies and cypress forests, habitat for birds, mammals, and reptiles (such as Pogo and friends). This trip is suitable for canoeists of all ages who enjoy birding, animal-watching, and photography. Leaders: Lissa and Ted Jackson. Price: $455; Dep: $50. [99431A]

Big Island Leeward Coast Kayak, Hawaii. May 15-22. See the Hawaii section on page 79 for more details. Leader: Lynne Simpson. Price: $1,150; Dep: $200. [99451A]

Kayaking Na Pali, Na Pali Coast Park, Kauai, Hawaii. June 8-15. See description in the Hawaii section on page 79 for more details. Leader: Jill McIntire. Price: $1,150; Dep: $200. [99240A]

Yukon Solstice Canoe Tour, Yukon Territory, Canada. June 20-27. See description in the Alaska section on page 57 for more details, Leader: Bill Shecket. Price: $1,195; Dep: $200. [99106A]

Canoe the North Woods, Allagash Wilderness Waterway, Maine. July 4-10. The magnificent forests of northern Maine are best seen from the water. Travel the renowned Allagash, the nation's first designated Wild and Scenic River. Come and paddle with us through 80 miles of intermittent whitewater, beautiful lakes, and peaceful streams. Moose, loons, eagles, and other wildlife are abundant in this remote wild land. Canoe rental and transportation costs are extra. Small group size. Leaders: Bill Sheppard and Lynette Saunders. Price: $795; Dep: $100. [99210A]

Women's Northwoods Paddle and Portage, Superior Forest, Minnesota. July 20-25. Glacier-carved lakes reflecting pine forests are home to a wealth-of wildlife including moose, loons, and eagles. We carry packs and canoes over historic portages, paddle lakes and twisting streams, then pitch tents, swim, fish, and share cooking and camp work. Sunset brings opportunities for stargazing and campfire camaraderie. Expect invigorating physical challenges and soothing relaxation. We'll have extensive equipment and planning information available. Small group size. Leader: Faye Sitzman. Price: $650; Dep: $100. [99211A]

Vision for the Maine Woods: Restoring Wilderness. July 25-31. See description in the Activist section on page 55 for more details. Leader: Joan Saxe. Price: $550; Dep: $100. [99102A]

Whitney Canoe Area and Lake Lila Service, Adirondack Park, New York. …