One awesome thing about Memphis is the rivers. If you’re interested in being out on the water, or just being near it, there are several ways you can do this with your kids. Know something that’s missing? Please share via a comment! And if you’re to go fishing check out this post.
Wolf River Conservancy
Check their calendar for family-friendly kayak tours and other organized paddles. Bring your own or rent one. They also have a list on their website of places you can rent a canoe or kayak.
Allen’s Kayaking Adventures
guided kayak and canoe paddling tours in Memphis, TN and the surrounding areas.
Ghost River Outfitters
Paddle down on the Wolf River near historic LaGrange, TN
Take a dinner or 90-minute sightseeing cruise
Shelby Farms Park
Hyde Lake (formerly Patriot Lake) has been expanded to 80 acres. The Hyde Lake Boat House has canoes, single and double kayaks and stand up paddle boards available for rent during spring and summer months. You can also launch your own boat (up to 14′ long), motorized watercraft are not permitted. This September 2016 it’s open weekends only 10am-5pm with the last rental at 4pm. It will also be open the first two weekends in October.
Wolf River Greenway
A paved path about 2.5 miles in total length along the Wolf River, connecting to other trails.
Just Hang Out
Maria Montessori School Boardwalk
This 175-foot boardwalk is open to the public (when the school isn’t using it).
Some of the restaurants have a river view.
Beale Street Landing
Eat at the Riverfront Bar & Grill, take a walk or just enjoy the view.