Go kayaking near Cottonwood homes.The weather is heating up around Cottonwood homes, but fortunately the Verde River is calling. Why not take a tour and cool off at the same time? Outdoor Adventure Center offers tours to visitors and locals in the Sedona real estate area. There are several river tours to choose from. The Classic Run on the Verde leaves at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., so you can pick the time that works best for you. The tour lasts for two hours and is suitable for kids, ages five and over and weighing at least 50 pounds. Arrive an hour before your kayak tour is scheduled to depart for safety and basic paddling instruction. A certified guide will show you the best way through the three-mile stretch of the Verde River. Along the way, you’ll learn about local wildlife and history.

The Sedona Real Estate Area Has Lots of Outdoor Fun for Residents and Guests

If you’re interested in exploring downtown Cottonwood, check out Creek to Cocktails on the Verde. At the end of the two-hour kayak tour, you’ll head over to 3 Kings Kasbar. Enjoy the extensive menu, as well as adult beverages. Try a flight of beers brewed close to Cottonwood homes. They also have a great wine list, with lots of Arizona wines featured, as well as signature cocktails. After your meal, you can stroll around Old Town Cottonwood and check out other cafes, restaurants, and boutiques.

Whichever tour you choose, be sure to wear appropriate clothing for kayaking and getting wet. You can bring clothes to change into and buy or rent a dry bag from the boathouse. Be sure to wear water shoes, and bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, water, and a towel. Don’t forget a camera, as the scenery along the river is stunning. The tour prices include all equipment needed, including a lifejacket, as well as a shuttle to and from the river.

Visit Outdoor Adventure Center online to find out about these and other tours and to book your tour online.