The following post is from my wife. We both live here in Des Moines, but she rarely gets to get out of the house. To make a long story short, she loved our little excursion and I think we may have to allocate some more of our budget to babysitters! Anyway, here it is:

Reflective photo of Des Moines Iowa.My husband and I wanted to plan a day together doing something different. I asked a few of my friends for suggestions to see if they had any recommendations for doing things that we don’t normally do. The friends I asked suggested a few different things, but one of them mentioned visiting Gray’s Lake Park in Des Moines Iowa.

The Best Kayaking Spot in Des Moines, IA

I had never even heard of Gray’s Lake Park, let alone been there before, and I asked them what there is to do while visiting there. They suggested a few different things like kayaking, fishing and walking the trails they have. This sounded like a great place for us to go.

After talking to my friends who works with my husband at his shop in Des Moines, I asked my husband if this was somewhere he would want to go. I told him about everything there was to do at the park and he agreed that it sounded like fun and that he wanted to go. I went online and searched for Gray’s Lake Park in Des Moines Iowa to see what I could find out about it and gather more information like how to get there, how far away it was and if there was food available at the park. I found a website for the city of Des Moines that had lots of information about the park. I clicked on the link to learn more about their watercraft rentals to see what they had to rent. I saw that they had kayaks for rent and the prices were really reasonable.

After My Research Into this Des Moines Park…

I asked my husband if he would be interested in this and he said he had never kayaked before, but he would love to give it a try. I also saw that they had food available to buy at Gray’s Lake Park. I couldn’t wait to go there and see how nice it was and luckily, we would be able to go in just a few days.

It didn’t take us long to get to the park. It was a really nice park and it was easy to rent the kayaks. We went out on the lake and spent the day kayaking. It was a beautiful lake and I really liked the kayaking experience. My husband liked it too and we both agreed that we needed to get kayaks to use on our local rivers. We had a great time and I am so glad my friend recommended going to this lake. There are lots of things to do in Des Moines that we have never even heard of before. I think we’ll make many more sightseeing adventures the longer we live here!