If you’ve never experienced tubing through the cooling waters of a calm, scenic river in the height of summer, this is the year to do it. These aren’t the lazy rivers you’ve seen at resort pools but rather natural waterways with the occasional gentle rapid to propel you downstream. While some of these rivers allow you to bring a cooler packed with food and beverages, some of them have strict rules against it, so be sure to check the local laws before loading your car with eats and drinks. Otherwise, grab a group of friends, rent some inner tubes and prepare for a day of careless floating down one of America’s best lazy rivers.
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