Have you ever wanted to spice up the family’s summer vacation? Are you looking for a fun and exciting activity that everyone in the family will enjoy? Do you want to spend time in nature while still staying active? If so, consider taking wilderness canoe trips, which allow you to see, hear, and smell nature all while paddling down a river or some other water way. Canoeing is perfect for those hot summer days when you want to keep cool while still making the most of your day. If you’ve never been canoeing in the wilderness before, consider making a trip this summer.
Are You an Experienced Canoer?
If you have never been canoeing before, now is a good time to find a local class that you can take in order to learn the ins and outs of canoeing, as well as water safety. Learning how to properly use and operate a canoe will make the trip a lot less hectic for everyone. You’ll want to know how to paddle properly as well as what to do in the event of an unexpected situation. Water can be tricky to navigate in, so knowing how to work with it is quite important during any of your wilderness canoe trips.
For family wilderness canoe trips, there are definitely certain items you will want to bring along to ensure that the experience is truly fun and enjoyable for everyone. Some items to ensure you have with you on your canoe trips include:Life jackets for everyone
- Proper clothing (lightweight and light colored)
- Water and snacks
- Water shoes
- A map
- A camera
Having these items will allow for a safe and enjoyable canoe trip. You want to be sure that you are prepared for the trip before ever stepping foot inside of the water.
Making the Trip Family Friendly
For family wilderness canoe trips, it’s likely that mom and dad will do all of the paddling while the children relax. For some, this can get quite boring very quickly. To keep everyone entertained, try letting the children paddle, or buy canoes meant for children. This allows them to have plenty of fun and also allows them to venture out on their own. Another way to make the trip more exciting for everyone is to paddle close to shore to look at the animals and other natural wonders. Be sure to take pictures and make the most of the trip!