Exploring the Hidden Beauty of the Finger Lakes

River kayaking is the ultimate behind-the-scenes tour of the great outdoors, providing paddlers the chance to explore some of the most scenic yet seldom-seen parts of the region. And a guided paddle with Southern Tier Kayak Tours (STKT) is the perfect way to experience a safe river paddle and a fun, informative adventure. With training as an American Canoe Association Level 4 Whitewater Kayak Instructor and Level 3 River Canoe Instructor, as well as being a Wilderness First Responder, Aaron Myers stopped keeping track of all the kayaking he’s done when the list reached around 1200 different rivers, lakes and waterways. For their tours, Aaron and his wife Sarah scout the route ahead of time to ensure safety and a pleasurable paddle, and strive to immerse their guests in a full river experience creating life-long memories. “For example,” says Aaron, “we like to take the time to point out the eagles nest and talk a little about the role the eagle plays in the ecosystem. We also talk about the history of the area and the role the river has played throughout time.”

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