Paddling through an urban downtown on a world-class wave is a surreal, jaw-tightening moment you never forget. Even the calmer rapids are a rush for the novelty of paddling in a big city. And with kayaking participation up 48 percent over the last three years, according to the Outdoor Foundation, it's easier than ever to find kayaking adventures in some of America's most developed cities. Here are the top 10 rides we recommend.
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