Last Updated on November 2, 2018
Many travelers think that the Fall season is not as interesting as Summer as they believe that they no longer can enjoy the long, sun-kissed days on the water nor their favorite water activities, especially paddling!
However, what most of the paddlers ignore is that the turning of leaves and the brisk breezes can make their paddling experience even more fun and enjoyable!
Seattle is one of the most hospitable paddling destinations and that’s due to the fact that more than 40% of the Greater Seattle Area is covered in water.
In fact, the area offers visitors and more particularly standup paddlers a myriad of interesting opportunities, including cruising beneath the I-90 bridge on Lake Washington, SUP surfing on Puget Sound, or paddling through the Ballard Locks.
If you are planning to experience paddling during the Fall season, make sure to visit Seattle in October. This way, you have the chance to enjoy the awe-aspiring views of trees, Japanese Maples, Mountain Silverbells, the Scarlet Oaks and more!
Ruby Range, Colorado
If you are craving a less urban and an unforgettable paddling adventure this fall, then, go no further than the Ruby Range in Colorado. The latter area has much to offer and can satisfy any outdoor enthusiast.
The golden leaves of the giant aspens trees, the very high-alpine lakes of crystal blue snowmelt and many other factors make the Ruby Range among the best places for paddling activities and day-trip destinations at altitude.
What’s more interesting is that visitors can camp on the shore of Lake Irwin for no more than $16 per one single night. The latter is considered to be a perfect launch point for hiking and paddling.
The area is also home to Mount Owen, which is considered the range’s tallest peak towering more than 13,000 feet above sea level. Keep in mind that Ruby’s snowcapped skyline can get chilly in autumn. So, if you are planning to arrange a trip this fall, make sure to check the weather.
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Minnesota
This destination is home to some breathtakingly gorgeous lakes and streams that provide visitors with more than 15,000 miles of paddling trails. That’s not everything as this destination gives visitors a chance to enjoy many other activities like fishing, boating, and of course paddling!
What most of the local travelers ignore is that October is actually the best time to be here as the place becomes less crowded with tourists and mosquitos.
While there, make sure to map your route very carefully or take with you an experienced guide and why not even a GPS rescue tracker that can help the others find you if you get lost.
Chattanooga is also known as the ‘’Scenic City’’ and that’s of course for a reason! The city is home for Tennessee River George or Tennessee’s Grand Canyon, Prentice Cooper State Forest, and many more significant sites.
Fall is a very special season in Chattanooga as visitors can closely witness the beauty of more than 1,000 varieties of trees, flowers, plants, and many other spectacular shades.
In addition to the area’s natural offerings, paddlers will also have the chance to discover the area’s old historical building, districts, and even islands.
Maine Island Trail, Maine
The Main Island Trail is 375-mile route connecting up to 200 wild islands existing between the border of Canada and New Hampshire.
In fact, the latter is literally a perfect wilderness getaway offering visitors the opportunity to enjoy picturesque landscapes and experience tranquility and peace of mind.
Moreover, paddlers will have access to many other fun activities that they will really enjoy!