Kayaking and Watersports

In addition to the Chesapeake Bay, which provides endless opportunities for exploring by kayak, canoe or stand up paddleboards, there are plenty of parks with estuaries of all types for people interested in getting out in nature on the water. Annapolis is one of the fastest-growing destinations for people kayaking or canoeing the water trails along the Mid-Atlantic.

Places to go canoeing and kayaking in Annapolis

There are more than 10 places from which to launch canoes and kayaks throughout Anne Arundel County and most of them are in Annapolis. State and county parks often have launches and there even are some launches on docks a person can pay a fee to use if they don’t choose to rent a watercraft from the company that owns the dock.

Guided water tours

If you aren’t familiar with the area and would like to be shown around, there are several companies that provide guided tours. One of the advantages to guided tours is that, in addition to having an expert show you around, many also tell the story of the land from pre-colonial times to recent events that have helped shape the culture.

Renting paddleboards, kayaks, canoes and more

As Annapolis’ reputation as a leisure destination grows, so too does its value as a eco-tourism hub. People come to Annapolis to have the best of outdoor activities while being near to the dining and nightlife only a city can provide. Pleasure and professional sailors love Annapolis for obvious reasons, but outdoor enthusiasts come to use stand up paddleboards or to kayak the inland waterways near the Chesapeake. A number of rental places provide just enough guidance for novices and the more accomplished alike. Water and hiking trails are among the more popular ways to guide yourself through Annapolis.