Jonathon Reynolds and Heather Smith - Is the term "sleeping outdoors" an oxymoron to you? Paddle softly, sleep luxuriously. This book features 18 "soft-paddling" destinations, ranging from Algonquin Park to Manhattan. Soft-paddling is a wildly popular new kayaking and canoeing approach that civilizes overnight paddling trips. Such trips are soft on you because you sleep in historic inns and charming bed-and-breakfasts, and soft on the planet because you paddle semi-wilderness areas close to home rather than traveling great distances to reach remote wilderness. The waterways and coastlines of New England and Southern Ontario offer unrivaled paddling, some of it sheltered and some of it more challenging. The authors focus on the best accommodations in each area and the best paddling options available from these locations. Suitable for all skill levels.