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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.  

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