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More than any other, Lake Miramar is a lake worth floating about. The Mexican lake's pristine 12 square miles, protected within the ring of mountains southeast of Ocosingo, lap into caves rich in archaeological findings and evergreen forests dense in bird and animal life.  
Credit: PhotoDisc 
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When Tolkien's Lord of the Rings went blockbuster, New Zealand's fantastical Milford Sound met instant fame. Although the area is mainly seen via motoring tour boat or on the famous trek, kayaking is truly the most extraordinary way to appreciate the region's immensity.  
Credit: Corel 
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As the largest tropical lake in the world, Lake Victoria dips into Tanzania, Uganda, and Kenya. With hippo and crocodile populations on the decline, flamingos and other water birds forage on much of the coastline, offering canoeists a safari by sea.  
Credit: Corbis 
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The lyrics of 'The Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond' have provided the Lomond area with almost as much fame as the rich and rare melding of its lush highland and lowland scenery. Loch Lomond, the most southerly 'Monro,' is a quick and peaceful respite from Glasgow.  
Credit: PhotoDisc 
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The Jacques Cartier River is arguably as charming as its nearby, antiquated city, Quebec. Although mellow in parts, the river offers the whitewater thrill-seeker a challenge no city can match. With 30 technical drops, the Taureau Gorge is the river's most exigent run.  
Credit: Quebec Tourism 
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The Rio Negro of South America, most renown for its intense black color, is the second largest river in the world in terms of water discharge, which for paddlers means a broad whitewater arena.  
Credit: Corel 
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Mount Conness, the highest region of Yosemite in the High Sierras, presides 12,590 feet above the glacier-carved bowls of fresh water lakes. Conness Lake's silence, broken only by the smooth dip of the paddle into glassy water, is almost as sensory-astounding as the region's views.  
Credit: Abrahm Lustgarten 
 
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