Henry Hagg Lake is one of the few human-made options on our list and sits a mere 25 miles west of downtown Portland.
Tualatin River is a calm spot perfect for novice kayakers. It doesn’t have much of a current.
Multnomah Falls is a famous tourist destination, but knowledgeable kayakers understand.
The North Fork Reservoir is right off the Clackamas River corridor, and it's an excellent place for those.
Travel roughly 50 miles south of Portland, and you’ll find stunning Timothy Lake.
Fall in Alaska, and in Juneau, is an ideal time to go for a stroll through Juneau’s Glacier Gardens Rainforest.
Sauvie Island deserves a special place on our list because it’s a unique place to paddle.
Lake Harriet is another reservoir near Timothy Lake, roughly an hours’ drive southeast of Portland.
If you want to see Mother Nature in her full glory, check out Scappoose Bay.