How Canoeing Works


Popular Canoeing Destinations

Okay, you've got all the right stuff -- the gear, the lingo, etc. Now decide where to take your canoe. Here are just a few of the many popular canoeing destinations throughout the world:

  • Patagonia, Chile
  • Trollfjorden, Norway
  • Phang Nga Bay, Thailand
  • Bowron Lakes Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada
  • Rio Patria, Costa Rica
  • Thousand Islands Water Trail, Ontario, Canada
  • Bonaventure River, Quebec, Canada
  • Dordogne River, France
  • Lower Zambezi River, Zimbabwe
  • Lake Baikal, Russia
  • Bartram Canoe Trails, Alabama
  • Big Bend Saltwater Paddling Trail, Florida
  • Lake Tahoe Water Trail, California and Nevada
  • Middle Allegheny River Water Trail, Pennsylvania
  • Milwaukee Urban Water Trail, Wisconsin
  • Northern Forest Canoe Trail, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Quebec
  • Ohio River Water Trail, Markland Pool Section, Ohio and Kentucky
  • Potomac River Water Trail, West Virginia, Maryland and Virginia
  • Willamette River Water Trail, Oregon

How did we get a hobby and a sport from something that began as just basic transportation? Let's learn about how the history of Indian canoes shaped the development of the modern canoe.