I moved up here back in mid-May. Now that I have one summer under my belt and have had a chance to look around just a bit, I'm pretty certain I would like to try canoeing a trip or two next summer. Basically I'm looking for something me and my wife can take on camping and fishing trips. Though I love to hunt and would love to take the canoe on the occasional hunting trip as well. I have canoed off and on since I was a kid, but am by no means experienced. I'd like to stick to smaller lakes, wetlands, and gradual gradient rivers. Am currently thinking I'd like to try the Swan Lake area on the Peninsula next summer.
So, if I were interested in buying a new or used canoe, what are some things you'd suggest I look for given my intended use (camp,fish,hunt on lakes/wetlands/some rivers)? I'm not interested in a fly-in trip at this time, so I'm not looking for a pack canoe. Something else I'm considering is just renting a canoe for the one or two trips I may take next year just to see what I like.
Thanks for any advice,