Nashville June 12, 2017
7 Perfect Places To Kayak And Canoe Around Nashville This Summer
The summertime sun has us all excited to get outside to hang out with our friends, family, and a pretty river every now and again. Middle Tennessee is home to quite a few outdoorsy folks, so you may want to do your granola eatin’ friends a favor and read on. Your best summer is ahead – and right here in Nashville. Happy summer, Music City!
Also serving the Harpeth River west of Nashville, Tip-A-Canoe offers longer trips down the Harpeth than most of the other companies in the area, making this a go-to for those looking for a good long float. Be sure to show up early as lines can be long.
7. Canoe Music City
Offering trips down the Harpeth in Cheatham County, Canoe Music City is about half an hour outside of downtown Nashville. All canoes have mounted seats with back rests, making these the most comfortable canoes around. Rates start at $40 for canoes and $30 for kayaks.
6. Paddle Up Nashville
Paddle Up also offers standing paddle boards for rent in Nashville. Paddle Up offers multiple special events including a monthly Full Moon Paddle on Percy Priest Lake and for 2017, a Solar Eclipse Paddle on Monday, August 21st.
5. Paddle Dog Adventures
Paddle Dog offers weekend canoe and kayak tours by appointment on the Harpeth River in Franklin. They also offer the unique and challenging "Paddle Fit" class. You'll never know you could work out so much on the water! They have multiple class times per week -- be sure to check their website for details.
4. Big Willie's Action Sports
Big Willie's also serves the downtown area, but what makes them stand out is their stand up paddle boards. Tours are $50 per person. Be sure to say hi to Big Willie himself (he's a bulldog)!
3. Foggy Bottom Canoes
Foggy Bottom Canoeing is located just half an hour outside of Nashville in Kingston Springs and features the historic Harpeth River. Canoe prices are all under $40 per canoe, and the price varies depending on the length of the trip.
2. Cumberland Kayak Urban Adventure Company
Also offering kayak rentals on the Cumberland, Cumberland Kayak Adventure is a great way to see the skyline from the water. They also offer opportunities for people to help them with cleanup efforts on the Cumberland and its tributaries, which is a great way to give back to the community!
1. River Queen Voyages
River Queen was recently voted the "Best View of the City" by the Nashville Scene magazine, and it's easy to see why. River Queen offers kayak rentals from $30 and canoes from $60 that you can paddle from Shelby Park in East Nashville to Riverfront Park downtown.
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