Kayaking on Melton Hill Lake

Monday, July 20, 2015
Hiking together provides a wonderful time for us to talk, be together, and get fit.  In my head, kayaking would provide the same.  So far, I was wrong.  Going on a Tandem Kayak was a challenge we paddle differently (don't judge we both first timer) . I sit at the front , while my husband is in the back trying to  give me a lesson the right way to paddle. It rained that day we can't hear each other and I am too scared that I might flip over the kayak if I look back. This was not what I was expecting.  It reminded me of toddlers who get together for playdates, yet they play next to each other and not with each other.  We need to figure this out for future trips. But overall we had a great time in the end, my arms were quite sore;  his not so much.  This experience definitely left us wanting for more.

If you get a chance to visit our beautiful City of Oak Ridge. Adventures Outdoors is open for business on Houseboat Row at Melton Lake Park!  Bikes, trikkes, and kayaks are available for rent Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-8pm each week.  Call 865-680-1516 for more information.

Our challenging journey begins from here!
Kayak rental rates: – $10/hour or $25 half day rental – 2 person kayak $15/hour or $25 half day rental Bike rental rates: – $6/hour, $15 half day, or $25 full day rental Trikke rental rates: – $10/hour, $15 half day, or $25 full day rental. 

Taken through a tunnel under Melton Lake Drive

 Going under the tunnel was a new experience.
After the rain we finally enjoy the experience and the views 
We typically work well together, until we are put in a two sitter kayak. (ha ha)


  1. hahah, I hear you!!! It's fun though, but a lot of problem solving skills. they say, two persons may talk for years and yet not know each other, but put them in an activity and in a few hours they learn a lot from each other, and kayaking is one of those activities that you'll learn a lot from each other.

  2. hahaha! i echo Beth! always thought kayaking was so easy until my girl and i tried it.

  3. Awww you guys are always doing something fun. I have never tried kayaking yet.

  4. Amazing, you guys did have so much fun with kayaking a great way to exercise and at the same time unwine nature's beauty.

  5. Wow it's a great experience, I've been meaning to try but haven't got the chance errr the courage to do so, the closest that I had was a banana boat ride with friends in Boracay, haha.

  6. I've only tried kayaking once and it was so fun. You guys looked like you had a great time.

  7. I never try kayaking Sis but my son does by our pond. This looks fun. The water looks so clean.

  8. kayaking is a thing I really wanted to experience. Wow! you enjoy na enjoy kayo ha.

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