September 13, 2013

Two Fall Paddling Trips

Canoeing and kayaking are great ways to enjoy fall color. The trees and vegetation that line the river burst into dazzling shades, giving the paddler a breathtaking color show. These rivers are two of the very best for enjoying this annual display.

Kayaking in the fall color

A Plover River Paddle

The Plover River might be the most under-rated paddling river in the state. This winding river cuts its way through central Wisconsin, finally joining the Wisconsin River at Stevens Point. One of the best sections for paddling is the stretch between Stevens Point’s Jordan Park and Iverson Park. This flat-water paddling trip begins at the canoe ramp on the south side of Highway 66 in Jordan Park. The wooded landscape on both sides of the river make this an excellent stretch for viewing wildlife and fall color. At Iverson Park, stretch your legs by walking a short segment on the Green Circle Trail, which makes its way through the park.  Get complete details for this paddling trip.

Wandering the Willow Flowage

Some of the best fall paddling in Wisconsin can be found on lakes and flowages. The Willow Flowage in western Oneida County is enormous, totaling 6,400 acres. Largely undeveloped and with 117 islands, you can spend hours exploring this wilderness treasure. The flowage can be accessed on its east side at the Willow Flowage Dam. On the west side, paddlers can use landings located at the end of several improved roads. Find complete information about landings and other area paddling trips.

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