Kayaking the Tippy
Having found this new fondness of kayaking, after a great trip on Sugar Creek just a month ago, it was not difficult at all to be talked into a camping/kayaking trip by the guys. We headed to the Tippecanoe River by Winamac for an overnight stay at Tippecanoe River State Park and kayaking the next morning.
I've canoed the Yellow River before, but, unfortunately Yellow River fans, the Tippy has it all over our beloved Wythougan. The river is broader, cleaner.......and you're not afraid to get out (or fall out) of the boat and wade. While I still believe Sugar Creek at Turkey Run & Shades is the real kayaking gem of Indiana, not many rivers could be outdone by the Tippecanoe.
And....I come away with this belief, more resolved than ever, that our state tree should be the sycamore and our state bird, the Great Blue Heron. These majestic trees line our riverways as if sentries of the natural beauty of Indiana. And just as you round a bend in the river, the Great Blue takes flight with its wide stretching wingspan as if a living prehistoric relic of ancient times when the glaciers had just subsided.
So what's your favorite river?