A woman standing on a paddle board with someone sitting on the front. The light is very warm and golden.


Different strokes

Slip into a serene state of flow or rock the rapids and waves.

There’s a full range of ways to paddle here — by kayak, canoe or stand-up paddle board. Whether you’re new to the sport or an expert, Superior’s the place for it. 

Two women kayaking along an inlet on the St. Louis River.

Explore an estuary 

Experience the head of the Great Lakes in a profound way by paddling the St. Louis River Estuary National Water Trail. It’s where wildlife and water meet a historic port city landscape. And the fishing isn’t too shabby, either. 

Dragon Boat Festival

Cheer on teams of paddlers racing for a good cause. In boats honoring an ancient tradition. At a festival fired up with music, games, food and fun.  

The face of a gold dragon face on the front of a dragon boat. Its mouth is open has very white fangs, red mouth with a shiny silver ball inside.
A canoe landing with a sign that reads

Bois Brule River

Experience a quiet float down a peaceful river or the excitement of kayaking through class II rapids. The 44-mile Brule River offers something for everyone. Trips can take an hour or days, depending on what you’re after. One thing’s for sure: this is a legendary Wisconsin escape for canoeing and kayaking. 

Plan a paddling adventure

Gear rental, tours, shuttle 

A dramatically lit photo of retired ore docs. A large sailboat is moored to it.

Lake Superior 

Sea kayaking on Wisconsin Point puts people in touch with the world’s largest freshwater lake. On the west side of the Point, you can also paddle into history—past the world’s largest ore docks and grain elevators, and the calm waters of Allouez Bay.

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