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Top Gifts for Paddlers and Canoeists

24 Nov

Be the star gift-giver this year with our favorite presents for paddlers, from little stocking stuffers to big splurges…

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 >

Canoeing from the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic Ocean

8 Sep

  They paddled 5,200 miles, over 244 days, from their launch in Buras, Louisiana to Nunavut on the Arctic Ocean. Six adventurers set out to paddle North America, experience the continent from the perspective of the canoe, and record their observations. They experienced inevitable weather and ice delays, as well as the amazing generosity of […]

New Gear Review: BioLite Woodburning Camp Stove

17 Aug

Its small enough to fit in a canoe pack, burns twigs rather than gas, and might be the best thing for paddlers since yoke pads…

Submit a Photo and Enter to Win a Shaw & Tenney Canoe Paddle

6 Aug

Hurry! This contest ends soon – submit a photo of your paddling fun to Shaw & Tenney and enter to win one of their wonderful paddles (or oars, or a gift certificate…) More >

Submit a Trip Log and Enter to Win

28 Jul

Have a great story about a paddling adventure to share? How about a few great photos? Send your canoe Trip Log to and you’ll be entered to win a New Frost River Isle Royale Junior Bushcraft Pack!

Dreaming of Paddling the Far North?

18 Mar

Join us at the Far North Symposium this Saturday in Saint Paul Minnesota! Get inspired by canoeists who have tested the coldest waters and paddled alongside muskox and tundra. Presentations: Bear Paulson – Snake River, Yukon, Canada Kate Ellis/Bob O’Hara – Colville River Canoe Expedition, Alaska Tessa Olson, Kari Smerud – Eight Rivers North Expedition, […]

Taking the Anti-mining Message to Washington DC by Canoe

4 Feb

Dave and Amy Freeman have had many wilderness adventures together, but this one was different — they would begin in Ely, Minnesota, on the edge of the Boundary Waters, and travel to our nation’s capital by canoe to drive the message home — mining is a threat to canoe country wilderness. Along the way they […]