Paddling the Shenandoah River
The Shenandoah is like a clear day in liquid form: No murky Potomac River or Chesapeake Bay water here. I did a 2-hour kayak paddle with my son and father in June and have dreamed of returning ever since. There are outfitters including Downriver Canoe Co. in Bentonville, Va., and campgrounds like the Low Water Bridge in the same town. Cool, clean water; manageable rapids; glorious sunshine...what could be better?