I would like to start day canoe trip with my family. The children are 1 and 3 currently. We are close to the Catawba river and are looking to paddle between the Mountain Island Dam and the Lake Wylie dam. When my wife and I have been kayaking a couple of times before the water was calm. Is it calm most of the time (class 1 or less)? And would this be a good place to start with the family?