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Head of the Class: 50 of the Best Rivers in the Southeast

Plan this summer’s adventures with our guide to the best rivers in the Southeast. Grab your kayak, canoe, SUP, raft, or inflatable kayak and get wet on these scenic stretches of river. CLASS I Shenandoah River, Va. For a scenic float down a cool river, head to Shenandoah. The beauty here is the perfect antidote for a long week cooped up in a cubicle. The South Fork of the Shenandoah treats the novice paddler to riffles and waves, with plenty of pools to work on the forward stroke and simply enjoy the views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The nine-mile stretch starts at Inskeep Landing and ends at Foster’s Landing. The river is wide and, in the summer, can become quite shallow. If it hasn’t rained recently, consider floating down the river in a tube instead of a canoe. The river is chock full of bass, sunfish, and catfish, so bring a fishing pole and remember that Virginia requires a fishing license. Fun fact: Legend has it that a few miles from the Shenandoah River near Harper’s Ferry, there’s a cave once used by Confederate troops to hide from the Union cavalry during the Civil War. The summer is perfect for tubing. Shuttle: Put-in at Inskeep Landing, located off Route 684 on the left bank of the river downstream of the bridge. Takeout is approximately nine miles farther down off Route 684 on the left bank of the river. Beware: If using Inskeep as a takeout from a float originating upstream, there is a mandatory portage around a low-head dam. Also keep in mind that other than the designated access points operated by Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fishers, the banks of the rivers are private property. Best Beer Nearby: Jack Brown’s in nearby Harrisonburg, Virginia has close to 100 different beers. For those whose kayaks haven’t seen much action all winter, these stretches provide the perfect opportunity to brush up on paddling skills. For a great wilderness float, head to the Greenbrier River in West Virginia. The Greenbrier is also a great fishing river with ample riverside campsites. North Carolina offers ample runs perfect for the beginner.

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LILLYDALE, Minn. - With steady light rain and cooler temps, Sunday was far from an ideal day for kayaking on the Mississippi River. But it was a good thing Mike and Ivan Chen did. "Oh, we're lucky," Ivan Chen said. At about 2 p.m., about a mile downstream ...

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Forrest Schoessow, 24, of Sidney, Shea Selsor, 25, of Piqua, and Alex Ross, 26, of Sidney, check over their canoe as they prepare for their trip down the Mississippi River. Forrest Schoessow, 24, of Sidney, (front) records information on a chart during the ...

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