An increasingly popular way to see the lake is via paddling. Yes, that is right – hands on, in the water, manual labor! Whether kayaking, canoeing or paddle boarding – the trend is skip the motors and experience the lake in a whole new way. Up until recently the lack of information on how to access the various shorelines and lack of recreational support facilities limited the human propelled options.
With the promotion of the Lake Tahoe Water Trail, locals and visitors are afforded a way to view the lake via means that are low impact – easy on both the body and the environment as well as relatively inexpensive. The water trail snakes along the 72 miles of Lake Tahoe’s shoreline and highlights beaches, points of historic and natural interest as well as support facilities.
Information on day tripping as well as overnight stays and navigational tips can be found at www.laketahoewatertrail.org There is also an app that has been developed to assist users in locating Lake Tahoe’s public beach sites and their amenities.
There is no better way to see the lake than from the water. It is estimated that only a small percentage of the 3 million visitors to Lake Tahoe each year actual experience the lake from beyond the beach. Don’t be one of those visitors! Get out there and enjoy it for yourself!