Kayaking will always be the best way to simultaneously exercise and savor nature, because trampolines don’t propel people quite high enough to catch sunrays in their mouths. For $45, today’s Groupon gets you three two-hour kayak excursions (up to a $120 value) at Ultimate Watersports. Redeem your Groupon at either of Ultimate's two locally owned and operated waterfront locations, in Gunpowder Falls State Park's Hammerman Area or Dundee Creek.
The Gunpowder is one of the most pristine, wildlife-packed bodies of water on the Chesapeake Bay; it’s been heralded in countless books, magazines, and choose-your-own-adventure novels for its vibrant foliage, sparkling water, and cuddlesome critters. Whip paddles across choppy waves when the wind picks up at Hammerman Beach, or absorb eyefuls of lush vegetation while peacefully skimming across Dundee Creek. Your rental will get you a single sit-on-top kayak ($15 per hour) or a double sit-on-top kayak ($20 per hour).
Divvy up the Groupon to take pals to the watery wilderness. Ultimate has waterfront pavilions with grills for post-kayaking picnicking. Sharpen your kayak prowess by taking three two-hour trips during different days, or take one six-hour endurance extravaganza. Put your paddle know-how to use on weekends in May or daily from June through August. Equipment and life jackets are included with rental, and shower and changing rooms are also available. Call ahead to reserve rentals for groups of 10 or more.
- Their location is great, in the middle of the Gunpowder state park there are two water trails for paddling nearby and they see a range of conditions. The staff there is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the business they do. – 10Best.com
Chesapeake Bay is home to legendary beautiful waters, diverse flora and fauna, and Paddlefest, an annual paddle-sports event organized by the team at Ultimate Watersports. Held on the Gunpowder River, which flows into the bay, the festival shows off the industry's latest toys, allowing attendees to try out brand-new kayaks and paddleboards on the sparkling fresh water. For the rest of the season, Ultimate Watersports brings its know-how to the shores with kayak tours, paddleboard lessons, and sailing trips that have remained a bay fixture for more than 26 years. Waterfront enthusiasts seek out the company's reliably well-maintained and up-to-date watercraft to do everything from gain a windsurfing certification to practice heckling standup paddleboard comics. Additionally, seasonal kids' camps help youngsters to stay active while gaining an appreciation for watersports and the splendor of the outdoors.