Hey, I'm a beginner to kayak. I have never been on whitewater, but I've paddled calm lakes and rivers easily. I bought my first kayak this summer (a crappy Perception 9.5 from Dick's). It is 9.5 feet.
Basically, I'm looking for a cool place to kayak before I go back to college at the end of the month. Something with really cool scenery. I saw an ad for New River Gorge in West Virginia. From what I gathered, the lower river has difficult rapids, but the upper river is somewhat calm? Anyway, is this an ok place for me to kayak as a beginner? I'm pretty confident, but I'm worried that I'm overly-confident, you know?
If not, can anyone recommend any places? I live in Maryland.