I love to kayak. I don’t own one, but I love to kayak. I like to go to Brown’s Ferry Park off interstate 5 in Tualatin and rent from the Alder Creek Rentals. They are also available to rent from Cook Park in Tigard from the Tualatin River keepers.
Some people think kayaking wears you out – makes your shoulders hurt. But I’ve never been sore – and I’m old and out of shape! Unless you’re racing, it’s a lazy stroll through trees and wild life. We saw a raccoon on one trip trying to catch some fish. As I tried to get my camera out, the kayak hit a tree and got hung up. As I tried to free myself, the coon sat and watched me, almost shaking his head (Crazy humans). By the time I got free, got out the camera and started focus, the raccoon had enough and left. Darn. Missed opportunity!
There are some beautiful sights along the shores of the Tualatin River. If you go, pack a lunch and some water bottles. Then plan to spend a lazy afternoon relaxing along the wild river.