Minnesota is an ecologically diverse state, with plains in the west, rolling hills in the south, and the boreal forest and the Iron Range mountains in the north. The state’s many waterways correspond with these changing environments. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) and Voyageurs National Park are well-known canoeing destinations, encompassing hundreds of lakes along the Canadian border, but the state is filled with Rivers and Streams for paddling as well. If you want to go even farther afield, Minnesota provides access to Canada’s Quetico and La Verendrye Provincial Parks or Michigan’s Isle Royale. From lake travel to leisurely rivers to rushing white water, Minnesota has paddling opportunities for everyone.