“A great all-in-one paddling guide—with everything from the state’s best water trails to nitty-gritty advice about weather, equipment and supplies.”—Lonely Planet Miami & the Keys
“A colorful, comprehensive guide to paddling Florida’s extensive waterways.”—Gainesville Sun
“Whether you are a novice at the sport or experienced, this book should be required reading.”—Fish’n & Hunt’n Guide Magazine
“Among the most comprehensive and updated sources on paddling in Florida. . . . Promises to keep even the most directionally challenged paddling on the proper path.”—Stuart News
Featuring a wide variety of paddling trips from the panhandle to the Keys, Paddler’s Guide to the Sunshine State provides an insider’s scoop on canoeing, kayaking, and standup paddleboarding in Florida. This easy-to-use guide equips paddlers of every level with a toolbox of skills for their adventure on the water, from trip planning to journey’s end. It highlights practical tips for equipment and safety as well as opportunities for viewing wildlife along the most notable and scenic of Florida waterways.
This second edition is fully updated with the most current information on how to navigate 80 of Florida’s best paddling routes and what to know before you go. Veteran paddlers and outdoor writers Sandy Huff and Lars Andersen are joined by 60 guest authors who offer valuable anecdotes and candid discussion about their topics and regions of expertise. With new photos, maps, and park and trail information, this guide will enable readers to head outdoors and enjoy a paddler’s paradise.
Sandy Huff, a photojournalist and native Floridian, has paddled 91 of Florida’s named rivers and numerous side streams. Huff has taught paddling for the American Red Cross and small boat sailing for US Sailing. She is a past captain of Windlasses sailing club and past president of the Florida Outdoor Writers Association. Lars Andersen is a lead instructor for the Florida Master Naturalist Program and full-time river guide for Adventure Outpost in Fort White, Florida. He is the author of Paynes Prairie, The Great Savanna: A History and Guide, as well as other guides to the Florida outdoors.