I have two favorite times of the year for kayaking, early fall and late spring. Right now until the winter like days of late October and early November is my favorite. The hot dog days of August are beginning to go away, the humidity level starts going down, usually we get a little more rain to keep the water level up, and the river comes alive. Just yesterday I spent a few hours on one of the best lazy rivers in West Georgia and saw more wildlife than I had seen all year. I saw 4 beavers countless muskrats, a couple of hawks and over 20 geese tucked away in a bend in the river. The river was running pretty clear and the water level was such that I did not even get my feet wet. The media likes to try to convince us that after labor day it is winter time and I think sometimes that makes us think that outdoor activities have to come to a halt. With all the fall sales, winter early sales, etc it puts a bug into our heads that we should be colder than we really are. If you love the outdoors and if you are new to kayaking, I would encourage you to explore the river in the fall, it really is one of the best times of the year to be on the river. Load up your friends, grab the kids, and don't miss out on the best time of the year to explore the river.