View of a small island in the bay with a boat leaving a wake.

Wisconsin’s Potawatomi State Park

Unfolding along the western edge of Sturgeon Bay, Potawatomi State Park offers a range of activity options, including sightseeing, hiking, and biking. Learn more about visiting or camping at Potawatomi.

A man in a yellow kayak paddles down the river with the washington monument visible in the distance.

Kayaking the Potomac River

Viewing the city from inside a 40-pound shell of fiberglass could be intimidating, but instead it offers welcome perspective. Learn more about Michaela Riva Gaaserud’s experiences on the Potomac, as well as how you can start paddling yourself.

View of the upper torso of a crocodile with its mouth open.

Tárcoles, Costa Rica: Crocodile Safaris, Birding Tours, and More

Tárcoles offers many recreation options and wildlife viewing opportunities. Take a zipline tour of the jungle canopy, enjoy a thrilling crocodile safari in the estuary, or keep an eye out for the more than 400 species of birds that inhabit the area. In addition to sharing tour information, author Christopher P. Baker recommends where to stay and eat in Tárcoles.

Fog rising off of Santa Cruz Island, part of Channel Island National Park. Photo © David Wan, icensed Creative Commons Attribution.

Explore Santa Cruz Island’s Sea Caves

Santa Cruz Island is the largest island within Channel Islands National Park, and the island’s most breathing features are the sea caves that riddle the coastline and can be explored by kayak. Here is some helpful advice on planning your kayaking adventure.

The beautiful and endangered West Indian manatee at a sanctuary in Florida.

Manatee-Watching in Fort Myers

Spend a little time on the Orange and Caloosahatchee Rivers, and chances are you’ll see a West Indian manatee. Here’s where to go to learn more about manatees and hopefully spot one of these wonderful creatures.

A person in a rash guard sits on the sand with a boat anchored just off-shore.

Recreation and Water Sports in Placencia Village, Belize

There’s no shortage of guide services in Placencia, where most tour operators offer service to all nearby destinations: snorkeling and fishing trips with lunch on a beautiful caye, visits to ancient Maya ruins, and a variety of paddling tours. Here’s some helpful information about great companies offering recreational activities in the area.

View along the coast with a dock extending into the water and boats visible on shore.

Visiting Sarteneja in Northern Belize

In addition to being a picturesque fishing village, Sarteneja is the only place on mainland Belize where you can watch the sun set over the water. Here’s everything you need to plan a visit to Sarteneja.

A bicycle parked on the street in front of a stucco building.

Boating, Swimming, and Bicycling in Granada

If you start early before it gets too hot, a bike ride down the Peninsula de Asese can be excellent, and getting out on the water is another fun option. Author Amber Dobrzensky shares a few ways to enjoy this beautiful corner of Nicaragua.