But before choosing where to go kayaking in Chicago, always research the location and exploration features available. We’ve provided a list of some exciting places.
You can begin paddling the Southway of The Loop at Ping Tom Park and kayak north two miles into the town. You can also kayak 2.5 miles downside from the Branch Turning Basin.
The slow water flow of the Des Plaines River makes it perfect for kayaking among beginners and kids. The river is also very accessible, with boat launches all along it.
The Skokie Lagoons have eight lagoons and 7 miles of trails, making it an excellent place for beginners and advanced kayakers.
This long stretch of beach, framed by Lake Shore Drive and North Avenue, is one of the best places to take your kayak out on the water in the city because it’s easily accessible.
The lake has two boat launches available: one in the southwest corner of the lake and one in the southeast corner of the lake.