One of the best ways to view the beauty of Jacksonville, FL is from the quiet, stillness of our many beautiful waterways. There are endless scenic creeks, lakes and marshes connected to the renowned St Johns River; and kayaking provides quick and easy access to some of the most unique ecosystems in the region. My buddy Bill and I just had a great paddling experience at Black Creek Outfitters. We enjoyed a 2-hour kayaking class on the 22 acre lake behind the shop. Our instructor Trent is ACA certified, very knowledgeable and highly experienced. We reviewed basic safety, rescue and paddling techniques. I’ve been kayaking for many years but I learned some great new tips and techniques. It was a perfect paddling day, crowned by bright, blue sunny skies and a sweet spring-time breeze. A wonderful getaway!