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December. A Great Time to Talk Paddling.

26 Nov

The Minnesota Canoe Association and Midwest Mountaineering are hosting the Minnesota Paddling Symposium on December 7th. Mark your calendars and head to the Cowles Auditorium in the Humphrey Center (University of Minnesota West Bank) for some great featured presentations: The Wolves of Isle Royale Rolf Peterson, Michigan Tech Unv Pakboats – A Scandinavian Whitewater Adventure […]

Paddle For a Cause in Mankato this Weekend

7 Aug

Paddle Jam 2.0 is bringing together music and water in Mankato this Saturday, August 10, and all in the name of a good cause. Proceeds for the event will benefit the Reach Drop-in Center, which serves homeless youth in Mankato. Start by paddling or kayaking down the Minnesota River (shuttle services are available), and follow […]

Minnesota State Water Trail System Turns 50!

24 Jun

Minnesota State Water Trail System Turns 50!

In 1963 the Minnesota, St. Croix, Big Fork and Little Fork Rivers became the first four “canoe and boating routes” in Minnesota–the start of a water trail system so extensive that today there’s a Minnesota State Water Trail within one hour of anywhere in the state. According to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the […]

Let the Kids Paddle at Canoe Camp this Summer

25 Mar

Let the Kids Paddle at Canoe Camp this Summer

Last fall we wrote a book review for Let Them Paddle: Coming of Age on the Water, by Alan Kesselheim–Kesselheim took his children on a 6-week canoe trip on the Kazan when his youngest was 10 years old. That’s in the Canadian Arctic. The trip was the start of a family tradition, and the book was […]

Nova Craft Introduces New Line of Whitewater Canoes

10 Jan

Nova Craft Introduces New Line of Whitewater Canoes

It’s officially 2013–that means we can all start planning our summer canoe trips without being labeled overachievers (although really, if we did start planning in December, what’s wrong with that?). It’s the perfect time of year to start thinking routes and big gear purchases, like canoes. If you’re a white water paddler, Nova Craft just […]

Snow Kayaking?

29 Nov

If you live in a Northern clime, and the pending arrival of a thing called snow has relegated your canoe, kayak or stand up paddle board to the garage you might want to check out a little thing called snow kayaking. While snow kayakers use kayaks and paddles, it makes some whitewater kayaking look tame […]

Replinger Honored for Introducing Girls to Canoeing

16 Nov

Replinger Honored for Introducing Girls to Canoeing

The publisher of Bound for the Barrens has been honored for introducing girls to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness during the 1960s. At the time she had the opportunity to take boys into the BWCA, and she asked the Outward Bound board if she could take a group of girls canoeing. According to a […]

Explore the St. Croix River Basin by Canoe

8 Nov

With the descent of winter just around the corner, it might seem a little early (or late, depending on how you look at) to talk about canoeing in the St. Croix River Basin in Wisconsin. But the 2013 Paddle Namekagon is looking for participants for a canoeing and kayaking adventure next summer. The week-long adventure, […]