Canoecopia Time! See You at the World’s Biggest Paddling Event

3 Mar

Try out new paddling gear, research trip destinations, and connect with other paddlers at Canoecopia in Madison, Wisconsin March 11-13. Stop by the booth and sign up for a chance to win a trip to the BWCAW! Presented by paddlesports shop Rutabaga, Canoecopia features 250,000 square feet of kayaks, canoes, Stand Up Paddleboards, outdoor […]

Calling all Paddling Clubs

2 Feb

Give your volunteer project a boost this year! Are you planning  a riverbank cleanup? Or working on new water trails? The ACA and L.L. Bean sponsors paddling clubs every year with the Club Fostered Stewardship (CFS) Grant Program. Grant requests are due Feb 12 so get your club motivated and get your applications in right […]

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 […]

Hand Painted Kevlar Canoes by Norquay & Co

23 Dec

Here’s a little inspiration to get us through a long winter – we’re drooling over the beautifully painted canoes by Norquay & Co and abitibi canoes. What they say: “3 unique designs (Finlayson, Kipawa, and Chilliwack) available in 2 colour options, each painted by hand on the classic Prospector 15’ infused kevlar canoe. Crafted right […]

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…