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Its Time to Plan Your Boundary Waters Trip

29 Jan

  Permit reservations for the BWCAW are now open for 2016. Reserve your entry point permit early to get first choice on popular lakes and regions. Not sure where you want to paddle? We have everything you need to know to go from boundary waters newbie to in-the-know. Here are a few links to get […]

New Trip Log: One Portage to Quetico

2 Oct

Five friends embark on their first trip to the Quetico, after an inspiring visit to Canoecopia….”The temperature was dropping quickly, wind was whipping in from the southwest, and the sky was looking ominous. The forecast had been right—we were in for a big storm… More >

Places to Paddle: Wisconsin’s Bois Brule River

29 Jun

The Bois Brule in northwestern Wisconsin is world-famous amongst paddlers for the magical upper river which flows through secluded woodsy bogs, and then turns into a fun whitewater playground. The river runs towards Lake Superior falling 328 feet in eighteen miles, making for some exciting paddling (especially when the water is high) as the water […]

Mark your calendars, the Outdoor Adventure Expo is coming soon

9 Apr

Are you ready to get summer adventures planned? Midwest Mountaineering’s Outdoor Adventure Expo is the surest sign of spring in Minneapolis. Come to the Expo for more than 120 presentations, over 100 exhibitors, sales throughout the store, and the world’s largest outdoor canoe and kayak auction! Stop by the booth to pick up your […]

Summer Canoeing Events Update

1 Jul

  The warm days of summer have finally arrived and its time to grab your paddle, PFD, and a partner and get that canoe out in the water. Want to sharpen some skills or put them to the test? Here are just a few exciting paddling events to put on your calendar: July 12-13, 2014 […]

Canoeing Gear Tips: What’s a Food Barrel?

24 May

What’s a Food Barrel you say? And why use one instead of a food pack? Check out this quick video – Brad Jennings from ExploretheBackcountry talks about the benefits of taking a food barrel on your next wilderness canoe trip. Its a great solution if you’re planning to bring fresh food along with your freeze-dried […]

New Trip Log: Paddling the Otoskwin-Attawapiskat Rivers of Ontario

26 Apr

A canoe trip you reach by train, plane, and finally canoe!. Just to get your paddling juices going as the spring weather finally arrives …

New This Week

19 Apr

What’s new in canoeing this week, join a group of intrepid Far North paddlers, paddle along with Boy Scouts in northern MN, and save the date for one of the Midwest’s largest canoe auction and outdoor expo!