Canoe & Kayak did a 26-town rundown of places to paddle that they called the Best Paddling Towns of North America. They weren't done with the sweet suggestions, though.They continued with a series they call "(Next) Best Paddling Towns," articles by Natalie Warren , wherein she takes readers to great places for adventures in small boats. Warren doesn't only tell in pictures and words how these places look, she also gives tips about coffee shops and other local gems to visit, cool towns and trails along the way, and about the passionate organizations that maintain the amenities mentioned.She's great about the nuts-and-bolts information about those amenities and the ability levels needed to have a great trip in each place. Warren shares both overnight and day trip possibilities with readers, and has all sorts of boaters in mind when she shares what she's found. For example, lodging options bridge the spectrum from bed and breakfast stays for your fancier adventure to camping for your humbler excursions.