The canoe outfit "at the bridge" has been around for decades and used to be known as "Trowbridge", but in the last few years it changed hands to new owner Lollie, and she has done an amazing job of "upgrading" and making this a really awesome turnkey operation now as "Rivers Edge."
The staff is friendly and efficient and the prices are very reasonable for a fabulous day or half day paddle in either kayaks or canoes on this northern section of the Russian River. They bus you to launch site on the river and give you a short safety/"how to" demo and then you're off!
The half day trip takes you mostly through areas that have homes on the river and quite a lot of other boaters, but it is still a lovely paddle and you will see wildlife. There are lots of great places to pull off and take a nice break or lunch. The full day takes you further north through a lot more rural areas that will provide a much more peaceful and solitary paddle.
Water generally is very calm and people of all ages can enjoy the day on the river.
Wonderful experience all around--check it out!
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