Families itching for an urban adventure and intimate way to experience the Upper Mississippi can check out the kayak tours through Minnesota Adventure Company.
The three-hour tour starts at Fort Snelling and ends in downtown St. Paul at Harriet Island Park.
Free for kids 10 and under riding with parents or adults; $60 per adult. Includes shuttle, equipment and guide. If you have kids or parents with handicaps, check into Wilderness Inquiry, which can adapt excursions to all abilities.