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Chattahoochee River National Water Trail

The water trail encompasses the existing Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, a linear park in the Atlanta-metro area. It includes 48 miles of river, over 70 miles of hiking trails, and 18 developed access areas.

Last update: 4/26/2013 12:28:05 PM

Mississippi National River and Recreation Area Water Trail

The trail provides a unique outdoor experience that is as diverse as the historic, cultural, and natural locations it flows through.

Last update: 10/8/2012 4:12:59 PM

Alabama Scenic River Trail

The Alabama Scenic River Trail is the longest river trail in a single state. It passes through the heart of Alabama from northeast to southwest and in doing so, takes boaters through a wide variety of terrain, flora and fauna. 

Last update: 9/30/2014 12:18:49 PM

Mississippi River Water Trail (MRWT) Great River Water Trail

The MRWT Great River Water Trail is deeply rooted in natural scenic beauty, Native American heritage, and cultural history. The trail offers numerous recreational and educational opportunities, camping, and wildlife viewing.

Last update: 11/20/2012 11:40:00 AM

Bronx River Blueway

The Bronx River Blueway passes directly through the New York Botanical gardens, the Bronx River Forest, cityscapes, and the Bronx Zoo and offers a variety of recreational and cultural opportunities and events.

Last update: 4/26/2013 12:26:21 PM

Hudson River Greenway Water Trail

The Hudson River Greenway Water Trail is designed for day-users as well as long-distance paddlers. It includes 94 designated access sites, wildlife marshes, islands, historic sites, cities, downtowns, and hiking trails.

Last update: 8/23/2013 8:21:48 PM

Kansas River Trail

The Kansas River offers outstanding scenic, recreational, historic and cultural opportunities, appropriate for novice boaters and families. The River also provides areas for picnicking, wildlife viewing, fishing, and relaxing.

Last update: 2/26/2014 11:10:30 AM

Missouri National Recreational River Water Trail

The Missouri National Recreational River Water Trail contains some of the last remaining natural stretches of America's longest river. Come canoe, kayak, and camp along the trail as you experience the Missouri River as Lewis and Clark saw over two hundred years ago.  The astonishing array of wildlife, scenic vistas and national significant history make a trip down this stretch of river a once in a lifetime experience.

Last update: 9/30/2014 12:23:57 PM

Island Loop Route, the

Begin at North River Road Park in Fort Gratiot Township.  Enter the water by using the American Disabities Act (ADA) Kayak launch.  Head downstream in the Black River 0.4 miles and turn east into the Black River Canal. Paddle 1.1 miles, passing under the Taintor Gate at the entrance to Lake Huron.  Turn right (south) in the lake and navigate under the Blue Water Bridges, into the St. Clair River.  Stick near the Michigan shoreline.  Avoid the center of the river, which is the International shipping channel.  Distance from the bridges to the mouth of the Black River is 2 miles. Turn right (west) into the Black River which is an easy paddle 4.7 miles upstream and back to the starting point.

Last update: 11/18/2013 8:57:27 AM

Black Canyon Water Trail

The Black Canyon Water Trail is located along a rugged and remote portion of the Colorado River in Arizona and Nevada within Lake Mead National Recreation Area.  The trail begins at the base of the Hoover Dam and meanders through Black Canyon along 30 miles of the Colorado River.  The trail terminates at Eldorado Canyon, the historic mining area on Lake Mohave.  This spectacular river setting provides unique paddling and rafting opportunities from flowing hot springs in some of the side canyons to the history associated with the Hoover Dam and the early inhabitants of the surrounding areas.

Last update: 6/20/2014 10:09:34 AM

Kitsap Peninsula Water Trail

The Kitsap Peninsula includes 371 miles of coastline on the Puget Sound in Washington State and some of the most spectacular marine environments on the planet.  The Kitsap Peninsula is a destination for paddlers from around the globe because of its unique marine environments, the natural scenic beauty of the mountains and sound, migrating marine mammal populations, and ports and towns steeped in tradition.

Last update: 6/20/2014 10:15:43 AM


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