With the memories of summer pleasures fading quickly amid the crush of school schedules, families can still find relaxation and adventure in a fall kayak excursion.
Think Indian Summer, which some Native Americans were said to believe their god Cautantowwit sent on warm winds from his southwestern court. But even on crisp days, the water temperature stays warm through September because the ocean takes much longer to cool.
Here are 11 great places to try. The trips mostly follow the shoreline and include interesting routes, easy put ins, and available parking. Most are an hour or two from Boston, with a couple of favorites farther afield Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
Tamsin Venn is the author of “Sea Kayaking Along the New EnglandCoast.’’ She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.