Thanks to wonderful staff at Canoe Escape, my family, friends and I have enjoyed dozens of trips on the Hillsborough. Each trip has its rewards and each is slightly different depending on the season, the weather...the wildlife. I take binoculars to see up close, but because there are so many large birds (egrets, herons, roseate spoonbills, anhingha) it's easy to be amazed. I love the river because it is so close to Tampa, but once we launch, I always feel far away from the city. It's a great outdoor adventure for young and old. I appreciate the friendly people who make sure everything is comfortable.