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It’s National Park Week

15 Apr

Voyageurs National Park Photo courtesy

… and that means entry to each and every National Park is totally free. Its time to get out, explore and #findyourpark! National Park Week is April 16-24, 2016

What is the American Canoe Association?

10 Mar

For years we’ve been digging through the ACA web site for events, classes, and paddlesports news, and we’ve never really grasped the depth of the American Canoe Association and all it does. So what is it?

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 […]

I Can Paddle! Learn how to canoe at MN State Parks

26 Jun

I Can Paddle! Learn how to canoe at MN State Parks

Get the family out on the water this summer! Learn paddling skills from experienced guides while exploring some of Minnesota’s most stunning lakes and rivers. READ MORE >

Real life trip report: canoeing with kids

23 Aug

Canoeing with Kids? Tripping with a Toddler? Check out a great trip report chock full of first hand experience on taking a three-year-old down the Wisconsin River. Read On >

Sign Up Time: 2013 Mississippi River Challenge

2 May

Its time to start filling the summer weekends with paddling, and one of our faves is the Mississippi River Challenge in the Twin Cities MN…

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!

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 […]