There is no arguing the fact that the Rockford area is beautiful in the Fall, and the changing leaves are always fun to view, (except when it comes to raking all of them up in your yard).

I'm sure taking a scenic drive is already on your Fall to-do list, but maybe you should consider changing things up a bit this year by catching those beautiful fall views on the water!

Mother and Daughter Kayaking

Three Rockford-Area Kayak Trips Perfect for Any Skill Level

Before having kids, my husband and I would take our kayak out every chance we got during the summer months, and I'm ashamed to admit we never thought about taking it on during the warm Fall weekends. Sadly, our kayak has been collecting dust for several years now, but a recent GoRockford article totally has me wanting to dust it off, (literally), and hit the water this coming weekend!

The article provided info on some kayaking experiences coming up with Rocktown Adventures over the next few weekends in the Rockford area, and you don't even have to own a kayak to enjoy can just rent one;

  • Rent a kayak to explore Pierce Lake at Rock Cut State Park. This is a great place to start if you've never kayaked before or have younger children that want to try it too.
  • Sugar River Paddle Trip on Sunday, October 10, 2021 - The Sugar River is a great place to view fall leaves, and this 2-hour trip will have you navigating all kinds of backwater areas.
  • Rock River Fur Trader's Run on Saturday, October 16, 2021 - This professionally guided run will have you kayaking along the historic path that fur traders used to run years ago.

Just a little heads up, Rocktown Adventures' kayaking trips usually fill up fast, so you better get booked today!

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