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Texans Can Now Paddle Down Part of the San Antonio River Walk

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There are over 70 official paddling sites in Texas, and the San Antonio River Walk has recently been added to the list. MySA.com explains that on a 3 – 5 hour journey, paddlers can visit four UNESCO World Heritage Sites along with stops at Mission Concepcion, San Jose, Espada and San Juan Capistrano. The fascinating trek’s official name is “The San Antonio River Walk: Mission Reach Paddling Trail.”

In order to complete the entire trail, visitors will need to have some decent upper body strength to carry them through the whole eight miles. Though the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s website says that there are 30 “canoe shoots” that will speed paddlers along so they don’t get stuck in low flowing areas. There’s always the option to get out at one of the historic sites to end the journey early as well once visitors become enchanted by the amazing Missions.

Visitors can start their journey at Roosevelt Park (close to downtown) or find another boat vendor along the way. TPWD adds that there are also opportunities to fish for “popular sport fish like largemouth bass and catfish,” or paddlers can simply take in the beautiful view and birdwatch as they glide through historic San Antonio.