Whether you’re out for an afternoon paddle, a quick overnight, or a multi-day wilderness journey, a kayak can be a good choice. Shaiith / Dreamstime.com

CAMPING BY KAYAK

WHY CAMPING BY KAYAK CAN PROVIDE A GOOD ALTERNATIVE TO BACKPACKING If you’re looking to try something a bit different on your next camping trip, I would recommend a paddle camping outing, specifically by kayak. When our kids were young, my wife and I used to load up the family and head to one of our favorite destinations: Raquette Lake in New York State’s Adirondack region. There we’d paddle out to Big Island and stay in one of the lean-to’s that were available for free on a first-come basis. All it cost was the food we brought and the gas to get there. That was a big consideration for a growing family on a budget.

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