Kayaking the Tualatin River


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!IMG_7251









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.


About Helen Fern

I live in the upper Willamette Valley with my amazing husband and four very spoiled cats - three adopted feral cats and one shelter baby. We have lived here since the dawn of 1991 and love every inch of the region.
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6 Responses to Kayaking the Tualatin River

  1. Hi Helen, I have been in lots of boats and rowed in many, but I have never been in a kayak. The scenery is beautiful, such a great way to unwind and relax.

    Hope you enjoy your weekend!

  2. Such beautiful and peaceful pictures. Thanks for sharing with Small Victories Sunday linkup. Pinned to our linkup board.

  3. So gorgeous! My hubby and I would love kayaking there. Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned to the Bloggers Brags Broad.

  4. Looks beautiful, sounds beautiful and maybe kayaking isn’t as hard as I thought! Thanks for sharing these lovely photos and your trip with us @ Snickerdoodle Sunday.

  5. Rhonda Gales says:

    Your photos are beautiful. I’ve never been kayaking. I’m not a strong swimmer, so I stay clear of large pools of water unless I’m sitting on the bank or shoreline. I do love watching the kayakers on the river when I’m out taking photos. Thanks for sharing on Sunday’s Best. I love your photography.

  6. Melissa Vera says:

    This sounds like an awesome place to visit and to be at one with nature. Thank you for sharing this little slice of Heaven. Thank you for linking up this week at #HomeMattersParty. Hope you will come back and link up again.

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