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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, […]

Trip Report: Paddling the Bloodvein River

3 Jan

Four paddlers traverse a historic river from Woodland Caribou Provincial Park to the Atikaki Wilderness – highlights include pictographs, outstanding whitewater, stunning waterfalls and more… Trip Overview This trip can be broken into two major segments: headwaters and downriver. The headwaters segment of the trip is about 45 miles and can be characterized as a […]

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 […]

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 >

Canoeing Alaska

3 Jan

New Interview: A Trip of Several Lifetimes on Alaska’s Noatak River Nate Ptacek’s group had only one day of significant rain while spending three weeks descending the Noatak, which also happened to be their biggest day of rapids…. Words of wisdom he learned along the way: “Don’t stop paddling”…

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A concert to celebrate the Canoe

24 Sep

Plan a fun night out in November to support the Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum and enjoy the Red Cedar Symphony, in beautiful Spooner, WI. You’re invited to Symphony Night at the Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum Saturday, November 9th, 2013 The Red Cedar Symphony Orchestra will be returning to the Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum (WCHM) in […]

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 […]

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…