Canoeing can practically be done from any place where there is [public] access to the waterfront. Many of these access points are the same locations used by kayakers [refer to the Kayaking section for locations].
If estuary canoeing does not interest you, you may want to consider a leisure paddle up a creek! Cracker Creek is located on the original 20 acre homestead of Roland “Rollie” F. Johnson, caretaker for the James Gamble Estate. The cabin he lived in along with the home built in 1933 for his wife, Lela E. Miller, and nurse of James Gamble, are located on the property. Canoes can be rented from Bicycle and Kayak Adventures located south side of Third Avenue as you approach beach side from the south causeway.