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Canoeing & Kayaking

Close up of an oar and side of canoe in the Boundary Waters
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Paddling adventures aplenty await in Ely / Paul Vincent

Paddle North

Peaceful multi-day canoe trips in remote northern wilderness. Urban sightseeing floats in the Twin Cities. Adrenaline-pumping whitewater runs on rushing river rapids.

With over 10,000 lakes and nearly 70,000 miles of rivers and streams, you'll find incredible aquatic adventures in Minnesota no matter how you prefer to paddle. Follow our diverse waterways to the summer getaway of a lifetime. 

A woman portages a canoe in the Boundary Waters

Portaging a canoe in the Boundary Waters  / Paul Vincent

A Beginners Guide to the Boundary Waters

Plan your first trip in paradise with our four-day itinerary 

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Woman and dog kayaking on the Chain of Lakes

Doing a "doggy paddle" on the Chain of Lakes in Minneapolis / Paul Vincent

14 Incredible Places to Paddle Near Minneapolis

The metro boasts some of the country's best waterways 

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A family kayaking on the Mississippi River

A family kayaking on the Mississippi River  / Chelsea and Eric Eul, Courtesy of Clear Waters Outfitting

Where to Canoe and Kayak with Kids

Presenting 9 of our favorite paddling spots for the family

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