Canoe the Russian River! Burke’s Canoe is located 12 miles away. Pick up your canoe and enter the water there and head downriver for about 10 miles. It’s a leisurely paddle and there are lots of gravel beaches where you can stop for a picnic or a swim. Their bus will pick you up about a mile from town and take you back to your car! Don’t forget sunscreen. Note: They are open only during the summer months. Cost about $60 for a canoe for the day.