When we operated our kayaking outfitting, we were a little ahead of the boom of kayaking. There is a unique perspective you have being so close to the water. A connection like no other. If you come paddling in Voyageurs, I love to help with routes or sites to keep you out of the boat traffic or find areas that may be a little more remote and better suited for paddlers. Just email or call me: firstname.lastname@example.org or 651.303.1252.
If you have a shorter trip in mind, think about leaving from Ash River or Woodenfrog State Campground. Both area's have paddle friendly put ins/take outs, and the islands are closer or better way to say it is that the waterway are less expansive. These closer crossing of big water (if you put in at the Kabetogama Visitor Center) will definitely make your paddle a bit easier and I the beauty of Voyageurs is padding in and through these islands.
The other big advantage paddling in Voyageurs, is warmer water. Huge general statement, but if you're kayaking in the Midwest, especially
for a several day trip. Your alternative is Lake Superior, and this is a bigger, more intimidating, colder system to kayak in. Voyageurs is a perfect place to explore by kayak for 2-7 days, easy overnights and with very little portaging you can cover 100 miles of waterways in Voyageurs...let me know if you want some specific routes that we used to run our guided kayaking trips on...I'm happy to help!
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