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Sawbill Canoe Outfitters stays in the family

5 Jul

Over 60 years of outfitting canoe trips into the Boundary Waters will continue with a new generation…

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 […]

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 […]

6 Paddlers, Eight Rivers, 900 Miles

7 Jul

Follow six paddlers as they canoe over 900 miles on eight river systems north to the Hudson Bay and the barren lands of Nunavut… MORE >

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 >

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 […]