Wisconsin kayaking adventures in West Bend
Looking to enjoy the warm summer weather with a weekend getaway? Look no further than West Bend. Located just 30 miles northwest of Milwaukee, the city is full of exciting opportunities to enjoy beautiful landscapes, friendly people, and some of the best entertainment and events the state has to offer. West Bend offers scenic waterways to help you kick off your Wisconsin kayaking adventure. Whether you’re an experienced kayaker or a first-timer, there are options to get you out on the water.
As you might have guessed, West Bend got its name for its location on the bend of the Milwaukee River. That river runs directly through the heart of the city, curving through downtown, and providing a brilliant place to kayak. If you own kayaks already, West Bend has several locations along the river to enter the water. The current speed varies as the river twists and turns, offering options to match any skill level. Kayak rentals are also available downtown. Orenda Outdoors on Main Street offers kayaks for rent.
Float down the river through Riverside Park and out to Quaas Creek, where Orenda Outdoors staff will be waiting to pick you up and give you a ride back downtown. Already seen the Milwaukee River? Orenda offers daily rentals of their kayaks and other equipment for use on any of Wisconsin’s waterways. Find a lake or pond nearby and enjoy your time on the water!
After wrapping up your Wisconsin kayaking adventure, you’ll need to find somewhere to eat. Luckily, you won’t have to look far. Riverside Brewery is less than a block away on Main Street, and offers steak, burgers, seafood, and signature brews. It’s the perfect way to cap off a beautiful day on the water.
Kayaking is good for one day, but why not make your trip to West Bend a full weekend? Check out our list of attractions, with options for nature lovers, history buffs, art enthusiasts, foodies, and more! You’re sure to find something to make your weekend memorable.
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