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Some of America’s best paddling rivers are short enough to be enjoyed in a day, even by novice canoeists and families. Yet, other water routes take days, weeks or even months to cover, though many of these longer rivers make remote natural lands accessible. In some places, paddling is still the best (and perhaps only) way to travel.
Whether you're an expert rower or casual canoer, here are nine of America’s best river journeys.