If you enjoy nature and being out on the lake or river, kayaking is one of the best ways to get that sense of calm and relaxation without a lot of physical effort. This is especially true if you use rented kayaks. There are many kayak rental outfits located near major rivers and lakes. Check for pricing and locations around you. Many kayak rentals only cost about $50 for an entire day.
There are several types of kayaks, depending your level of skill. The two major types are sit-in and sit-on-top kayaks. A recreational sit-in kayak rental is suitable for beginners and is very stable, while a touring sit-in is more suited for intermediate or advanced kayakers. Touring kayaks are meant for more active waterways and people who plan on using them for more than 1 day.
Sit-on-top kayaks are very popular because they are easy to get in and out of. They are usually made from durable polyethylene and have a totally sealed hull and molded depressions for seating. There are one-person and two-person models. Because of their wider dimensions, sit-on-top kayaks are extremely stable and hard to flip over, making it ideal for novices and children to use. It is also a good fishing kayak.
The next time you are near a lake or river, check out the kayak rentals in the area and have some fun on the water with friends and family.