Lamoille River, Vt.
This quiet water paddle is ideal for families as it leads through the farmland outside of Stowe on a 6-mile canoe jaunt. Youll snake your way slowly through the tall fields of corn, seeing many more cows than humans. The slight scent of manure wafting in the air reminds you of your sylvan surroundings. Near the end of the paddle, Vermonts highest peak, 4,393-foot Mount Mansfield, comes into view. Berts Boats offers canoe rentals and shuttles to the Lamoille. www.bertsboats.com/local_ tours.htm