There are many advantages to canoeing.
The most obvious advantage is that you will be able to enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery around.
Of course, this will depend on your specific location, but since canoeing is usually done on a lake, the scenery will often be more than satisfactory. What makes the views so special is that there is nothing to obstruct the view of the shoreline. And since you’re always moving, the scenery is always changing.
Another advantage to canoeing on a lake is that you will often have peace and quiet.
There are some lakes that are noisier than others. Lake Norman in North Carolina and Lake Winnipesauke in New Hampshire are two good examples. These lakes have become so popular that it would be dangerous to go canoeing on the weekend. That said, there are still ways around the crowds. The easiest solution would be to go canoeing during the week. These lakes, or any other lake for that matter, will not be half as crowded on weekdays. If you can only go canoeing on the weekend, there is still a way to avoid all the motorboats and lake enthusiasts. There are hidden spots on every lake that offer peace and tranquility. The only negative here is that you won’t have much to explore.
Another great aspect about canoeing is that you can go alone, with a partner, or with as many as eight people.
The person with the most experience should always sit in the back. He (or she) will be the one who is steering the canoe. Everyone else will be paddling. It might sound easier to steer – and it is – but the arm workout you get from paddling is superb. If you’re into fitness, canoeing is the perfect activity. You will be able to enjoy beautiful scenery while working out – and without wear and tear on your joints, like running on pavement.
If there’s a lake near you, go canoeing. It might turn into your new favorite hobby.