Welcome to Werner Paddles Recommended Trips! The trips listed below are hosted by the most reputable outfitters in the world of water! Rest assured knowing you are guided by Werner Paddles. Enjoy!
Touring: Deception Pass, WADeception Pass State Park, with its outstanding natural beauty, is one of the most attractive destinations for sea kayaking in Washington State. Kayakers with advanced skills seek out the turbulent waters in the Narrows, while novices and families can join a guided trip through the calm waters nearby. With abundant wildlife, sea caves, fantastic marine views, and several different camping options, Deception Pass offers a world class kayaking experience that is easily accessible to folks of all ages and abilities. For more information on paddling in the Deception Pass area you may contact Anacortes Kayak Tours, the exclusive kayak operators in the State Park. (800) 992-1801 www.anacorteskayaktours.com
Whitewater Rafting: Ocoee River, Near Cleveland, TNRumbling through the Cherokee National Forest, the Ocoee boasts rapids that are Class III and IV fun. Classics such as Table Saw, Broken Nose, Double Trouble, Double Suck, Hell Hole and Powerhouse keep people coming back each season. The Ocoee River hosted whitewater slalom events during the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games, and is still a world-class venue for rafting adventure. Visit Natahalla Outdoor Center for more information on rafting the Ocoee, http://www.noc.com/Rafting.
Whitewater Kayaking: Animas River Town Run, Durango, COThe Animas is a stunning, free-flowing river that tumbles its way through Durango, Colorado before heading into New Mexico and merging with the San Juan. The season on the Animas River is longer than that of most Colorado streams. Heavy run-off from snowmelt and summer rains usually continues until mid-June. The Animas may remain navigable into late August or early September, depending upon weather conditions. The Town Run has everything from moving flatwater to easy class II and III rapids, and great rapids like Smelter, Corner Pocket, Clock Tower Hole, Santa Rita Hole, Sawmill Waves, and Big Kahuna. Several put-in and take out options exist, along with a couple of park-and-play spots. For more information on the Animas or to check out other kayaking options there visit Four Corners Whitewater http://www.raft-kayak.com/
Canoeing: Henderson Lake, Tahaws, NYHenderson Lake is a gorgeous lake and is one of the primary sources of the Hudson River. The history surrounding this area dates to the times of a huge mining operation, once known as Tahaws. Start at the Upper Works trail head, with a short 10 minute portage to the lake. You can put in on a tranquil side bay then paddle out around a point upon which huge vistas open up to include the massive sloping side of Henderson mountain as well as Wallface cliff, the highest cliff in the Adirondacks. This is true Adirondack, awe inspiring scenery. There are marshes on the south end to explore where moose have often been seen. At the north end is a lean- to and some tributaries to explore. These tributaries can be paddled further upstream during early summer or during a wet fall. In mid summer these narrow inlets are too shallow but offer great exploring by foot. The remoteness of this lake makes for a peaceful, scenic paddle that will remain in your mind forever. The closest outfitter is Hornbeck Boats, http://www.hornbeckboats.com/index.htm in Olmstedville, The knowledgeable staff here can give directions to many places. Their huge display map on the wall makes it easy to find good paddling and the best way to get to it. They sell light weight canoes from 11.5 lbs and up that are perfect for this trip. The lake can be utilized from late May to early November with October a favorite for the colors.
Stand Up Paddle: Moliko Gulch to Kahululi Downwinder, Maui HIPaddling Moliko Gulch to Kaului on a stand up paddle board is an awesome summer activity. The nine mile run is fully exposed to strong trade winds making it a great spot for windsurfers or SUPšs looking to take advantage of the 35 knot winds. There is a ton of fun to be had running down wind, catching bumps and surfing up to 100 yards (sometimes on a open ocean swell). On July 13, 2008 you can check out the action at the Naish International 3rd Annual Maui Paddleboard Championship. http://www.mauipaddleboard.com/race.php?title=race For more information on how, when and where to Stand Up Paddle on Maui visit Hawaiian Island Surf and Sport. http://www.hawaiianisland.com/index.html, these guys have the beta for you.