Places to Paddle

Welcome to our Places to Paddle blog. We’ve collated our favourite paddling routes from around the globe with the help of the Red SUP community. Here you will find plenty of inspiration, from short excursions to longer, more lengthy touring expeditions. Packed full of daily paddling routes and more unique locations to add to your SUP bucket list!

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SUP and FUN Tour, Bled
by Michelle Meredith

SUP and FUN Tour, Bled

Lake Bled is the symbol of Slovenia's beauty. Especially during summer Lake Bled is a popular hot spot where all the locals meet and greet. The tiny island in the middle of the lake is one of the most...

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Sherkston Beach, Lake Erie, USA
by Jess Davies

Sherkston Beach, Lake Erie, USA

We are fortunate to live in the Western New York area and have access to numerous waterways including Lake Erie, the Niagara and Buffalo rivers and many creeks and the Erie Canal. Our favorite and main paddle location...

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Stonehaven, Scotland
by Michelle Meredith

Stonehaven, Scotland

Stonehaven is a North East of Scotland old fishing village with an idyllic harbour and stunning dramatic coastline to explore.

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SUP and Explore, Salem Willows
by Jess Davies

SUP and Explore, Salem Willows

Salem Willows is located at the end of Salem Neck, a mile-long peninsula jutting out between Salem Harbor and Beverly Harbor in Massachusetts, USA. The park itself is host to an old-time feeling arcade, several take out options for...

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Paddleboarding in heavenly turquoise water gulf in Corsica
by Simon Bianchetti

Paddleboarding in heavenly turquoise water gulf in Corsica

Southern Corsica is considered to have the highest concentration of small turquoise water beaches. Located in the Bonifacio region in the extreme south of Corsica, the Gulf of Sperone and its islands offer a wonderful playground for paddle boarding....

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Soak up the beauty of the San Juan Islands by SUP
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Soak up the beauty of the San Juan Islands by SUP

The speckle of islands that stretch between the upper northwest corner of the United States (proudly claimed by Washington State) Vancouver, British Columbia and Canada are pure magic.

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Paddleboarding in Soca Valley, Most na Soci
by Michelle Meredith

Paddleboarding in Soca Valley, Most na Soci

The beautiful Soča river, which flows at the foot of the Julian Alps, by the Italian border has carved an exhilarating valley and has some of the most gorgeous waters in Europe.  

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Paddling Point Lobos, California
by Jess Davies

Paddling Point Lobos, California

Point Lobos, California is an incredible ocean sanctuary located just south of Carmel and the famous Pebble Beach. Situated in a popular nature reserve, the area of Point Lobos can be easily enjoyed by foot or car all...

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Paddling the Chicago River, IL
by Jess Davies

Paddling the Chicago River, IL

The Chicago River runs from Lake Michigan through the heart of downtown Chicago. If you love architecture or exploring beautiful cities by water, paddle boarding the Chicago River is perfect for you. It’s the urban version of the...

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Paddling Lake Michigan, Chicago
by Jess Davies

Paddling Lake Michigan, Chicago

Chicago, with its world famous skyline, is well known for its attractions and culture. Nestled comfortably beside Lake Michigan, as well as numerous rivers, Chicago offers tons of paddling possibilities. Here's why paddling Lake Michigan from one of my favorite...

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Paddleboarden in der Ungarischen Tiefebene: der Theiß-See
by Robyn Dawson

Paddleboarden in der Ungarischen Tiefebene: der Theiß-See

The mighty river Tisza snakes through four eastern-European countries, but it has left its mark upon the wild beauty of eastern Hungary.  In 1973, a damming project on the river Tisza caused it to spill across some of the...

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Paddleboarding on the Hungarian Plain, Lake Tisza
by Jess Davies

Paddleboarding on the Hungarian Plain, Lake Tisza

The mighty river Tisza snakes through four eastern-European countries, but it has left its mark upon the wild beauty of eastern Hungary. In 1973, a damming project on the river Tisza caused it to spill across some of the wilderness...

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Paddleboarding the Colorado River
by Robyn Dawson

Paddleboarding the Colorado River

Fill your SUP senses and soothe your soul alongside colorful, river carved canyons. It’s safe to say that paddle boarding the Colorado River should be on every paddlers bucket list. This remarkable stretch of water twists its way through seven...

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Paddle Whalon Lake, Illinois
by Jess Davies

Paddle Whalon Lake, Illinois

Whalon Lake is a 80 acre lake located in Naperville, Illinois off of Royce Rd and is a part of a lengthy trail system that connects prime recreational locations and forest preserves with many options to enjoy the outdoors. The...

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Explore Lake Wanaka by Stand-up Paddleboard
by Robyn Dawson

Explore Lake Wanaka by Stand-up Paddleboard

Lake Wanaka is situated in the South Island of New Zealand. It’s is just a 45 minute drive from Queenstown Airport, which takes you on a spectacular drive through the Cardona Valley.