Like motorless land vehicles, motorless water vehicles only move with physical effort and the help of a tethered helicopter. Leave the engine behind with today’s Groupon: for $27, you get a scenic canoe ride for two with seatbacks from Twin Rivers Canoe Rentals in Eureka (up to a $55 value). Trips begin at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., or noon, and all boats have to be back by 7 p.m.
The closest canoe and raft provider to the city of St. Louis, Twin Rivers Canoe Rentals outfits pairs and groups for paddle-dipping jaunts on the Meramec River. A shuttle ride from the parking lot of one of two adjacent campgrounds deposits customers at the canoe launch area, where they may claim their own canoe for two with comfortable, sturdy seatbacks for slouchless water-sitting. Paddlers then launch into the river, where they may initiate an easygoing exploratory journey of their own J-stroking and nature-sighting agenda. When stomachs start to rumble like the engines of non-canoes, hungry paddlers may pull aside to break out their lunch cooler and sup shoreside if they so please. As the day ebbs, canoe pilots will head back to Twin Rivers for reentry into the world of water-levitation-challenged vehicles.
Twin Rivers Canoe Rentals
Just a short drive from the metropolitan tangle of St. Louis, Twin Rivers Canoe Rentals releases urbanites into the gentle, spring-fed waters of the Meramec River. Adventurers may choose which vessel will best cut through the water’s rippled pane that flickers with shadows from the canopies of trees lining the shore. In a kayak, a single boatman may ply past largemouth bass and flathead catfish or spy a whitetail deer sneaking a drink on the banks while its doe is at church bunco. Canoes can comfortably seat two people and a cooler, whereas rafts transform five to seven passengers into an inflatable party. The leisurely pace and tranquil environs encourage groups to stop and swim or to tether to shore for a picnic.:m]]
8004 Twin Rivers Rd.
Eureka, Missouri 63025