While sitting in an auto repair shop’s waiting area last week, I picked up a copy of Indiana Living Green and started to page through it. There was an article on kayaking as a great form of “green” recreation. The next day, Groupon was offering a great deal on kayaking with the White River Canoe Company in Noblesville. I decided that kayaking would make a great subject for an Indiana Insider post.
Let me issue this disclaimer: I have never been kayaking. But it does sound like fun. Most kayaks are one-person boats. They are all muscle-powered — no noisy, smelly, scare-the-fish motors — which makes them environmentally friendly.
According to the Indiana Living Green article, most people in Indiana are less than an hour away from a great spot to kayak. The best waters for kayaking in Indiana include:
Whitewater River near Brookville
Sugar Creek near Crawfordsville
Blue River near Milltown
Wildcat Creek in Lafayette
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore near Michigan City
White River between Noblesville and Indianapolis
For a map of Indiana rivers and streams, click here. For a list of Indiana outfitters that rent kayaks, click here.
Kayaking is a great way to enjoy Indiana’s blueways, take in the state’s beautiful outdoors and native plants and wildlife, and get a little exercise in the meantime.