If you are ready to navigate the water yourself, rent a SUP (stand up paddle board) or kayak. Beginners may want to get their sea legs on the stiller, gentler yet lovely Piney Lake in Vail, Nottingham Lake in Avon, or Sylvan Lake in Eagle . Once you feel comfortable kayaking and SUPing on the lake, ask a rental agency where the best stretch of river is for you based on your capabilities.
There’s even an opportunity to try SUP yoga; downward dog is a different beast on a board! Places like the Athletic Club at the Westin, offer SUP yoga, giving you another balancing trick (and stretch) for your body. Fair warning: once you try it you might very well be hooked.
You can also check out: Sylvan Lake State Park, Eagle River Park and Avon Whitewater Park