Kayaking is a versatile outdoor recreational activity that encourages physical fitness, nature exploration, and adventure. Kayaking provides opportunities for a wide range of personal interests from the serenity of gliding across a smooth lake, or exploring a meandering stream, to the thrill of paddling a whitewater river. Kayaking is a great way to spend an afternoon, a day, or longer with family and friends.
Increasingly, people with disabilities are discovering kayaking as a recreational activity. Using standard and/or adapted equipment, many people with disabilities can kayak on a "level paddling field" with their non-disabled peers. For many participants minimal adaptations are necessary to enjoy kayaking. For others, the increasing varieties of adaptations available are making kayaking accessible for even more participants.