Everything You Need to Know about Shenandoah Valley Kayaking

The Shenandoah Valley is filled with so many incredible outdoor activities! Come see the gorgeous scenery of mountain ranges and lush vegetation when you go on an adventure here. One of our favorite ways to enjoy the outdoors is Shenandoah Valley kayaking! Get out on the water to enjoy some leisurely paddling, or go on a kayaking trek for the entire day.

If you’re planning a trip to the Shenandoah Valley, our complimentary Vacation Guide is here to help! We know that knowing what to do in the area can be challenging, so we created a list of our favorite things to do in the area. In our free guide, you find things like Shenandoah Valley kayaking and more, such as:

  • Outdoor activities for all skill levels
  • Cultural events, museums, and entertainment
  • The best restaurants in the area
  • Festivals and attractions you won’t want to miss

Paddle with Downriver Canoe Company

Downriver Canoe Company is one of our favorite providers to go kayaking with because they let you paddle at your own pace. Their kayaking excursions are not guided, so you can go at your own pace. They’ll transport you up the river, then prepare you for your excursion. If you have never kayaked before, don’t worry! They’ll give you easy instructions on what to do. Once you start your trip, the flow of the river will guide you back to their base.

A Kayaking Excursion with Shenandoah River Outfitters

Shenandoah River Outfitters offer many Shenandoah Valley kayaking and canoeing excursions that are perfect for seeing the area. Choose your trip based on scenery you want to see or length. They even offer overnight kayaking trips for those who want to camp in between your time out on the water! We recommend taking their Sampler Trip. You’ll get to see 3 miles of breathtaking mountains, wildlife, and more.  

Get a Rental from Shenandoah River Adventures

Shenandoah River Adventures has a hands-off approach to their kayak rentals. They launch boats every hour until 2:00; once you’re in, you can paddle where you want! If you need instruction, you can add a guide. Once you’re in the water, paddle wherever your heart desires. Just make sure you call ahead because same-day reservations are occasionally not accepted!

Come Back and Relax at The Inn at Vaucluse Spring

After your fun day of Shenandoah Valley kayaking, come back and relax at The Inn at Vaucluse Spring. Our Virginia oasis has everything you need to rejuvenate after a few hours of paddling. As soon as you step onto our property, our gorgeous gardens and tranquil limestone spring will instantly calm you. Walk around our lush property for a bit before retreating to your comfortable accommodations. We have both rooms in our historic Manor House or private cabins. No matter which you choose, we know you’ll have an amazing stay. After your restful night’s sleep, you’re invited to join us for a gourmet 3-course breakfast to start your day off right. We look forward to seeing you at The Inn at Vaucluse Spring!