4 Reasons to Fall in Love with Fall Boating

4 Reasons to Fall in Love with Fall Boating

It’s that time of year again. Backpacks are filled to the brim. New shoes are tied up. Yellow school busses can be seen all over town. That only means one thing – it’s back to school time for the kids and we’re starting the fall boating season.

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The summer might be behind us, but that doesn’t mean that boating season needs to go with it. In fact, now that kids are back to school and summer is officially over, many of our favorite waterways are far less crowded, and with summer-like weather still gracing much of the country, there’s really no better time to get out on your boat than right now!

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If you’re looking for some ways to get out there and enjoy the last month or two of great boating days before it gets colder, check out some of the fall boating ideas below:

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  • Fishing – While the summer months are especially great for fishing in many parts of the country, some of the nation’s busiest waterways are just too crowded to really enjoy that special feeling a tight line brings. Now that the kids are back to school and many hobbyists are putting their boats up for winter, it’s the perfect opportunity to get out on those previously crowded waterways and get a line or two wet. No longer do you have to worry about endless wake and other interruptions that might spook the fish, making fall a great time to catch some fish!
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  • Relaxing –Summer vacations are in the rear-view mirror, so that means that there are few fewer boats out on the water in the fall months! Drop anchor and enjoy the relaxing feel of the boat rocking back and forth on a nice warm day. Find a book, pull up to your favorite beach and enjoy the peace and quiet that fall brings.
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  • Sightseeing – Another benefit of quieter waterways is that it makes it much easier to really enjoy the great outdoors. Boating hotspots are far less crowded in the fall, and with the leaves beginning to change color, there’s no better time to take in all the wonders Mother Nature has to offer.
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  • Back to Boating School – With kids all over the country putting their thinking caps back on after a summer filled with fun, friends and family, it’s about time the adults join in and head back to school themselves. Get in a quick refresher or learn something new by enrolling in a boating safety class. Classes tend to be less crowded in the fall, so there’s no better time than to get the whole family together and learn a thing or two about boating safety. If you’re interested in some great courses, look no further than our friends at America’s Boating Club. They have classes set up all around the country and even the most experienced boaters are sure to learn a thing or two. Plus, completing a class can mean a discount on your boat owner’s insurance!

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No matter what boating activities you enjoy doing in the fall months, you should always wear a life jacket, carry proper lights for your boat in case you are out after dark and you should always designate a sober skipper before every boating trip. For more safety tips for boating in the fall, check out our other article on that topic here.

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What other ways do you enjoy boating during the fall? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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Photo Credit: “‘as autumn leaves'” by kathryntaylor is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Written by  Gail Kulp

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