With soaring unemployment and an economy Milton Friedman could only shake his head at, visiting Detroit isn’t on many people’s bucket list these days. But if you’re into non-motorized boating, you may want to give Motor City a second look.
Don’t let the high salt content and a few dead Tilapia littering the briny mudflats of the Salton Sea sway your decision to paddle California’s largest lake.
The best thing about searching for a formerly extinct bird is that it can force you out of your comfort zone. Take Bayou DeView, for example, within the Cache River National Wildlife Refuge in east-central Arkansas.
Sometimes the best paddling happens when you least expect it. On the following pages, you’ll find six other mistakenly overlooked spots to discover for yourself.
The waterway was so full of industrial waste that its surface burned no fewer than 13 times, including the devastating 1969 blaze that helped spark large-scale environmental policy initiatives. These days, it’s a great place for a paddle.
Folks at the Hanford Site spend most of their time cleaning up the mess left by the nine Cold War reactors and five plutonium enrichment plants along this scenic 51-mile stretch of the Columbia River in Southeastern Washington.
As the Congress continues its stalemate and the shutdown, national parks around the country remain closed to the public, including the Grand Canyon. The tension runs high as permit holders have staged sit ins and set up refugee camps while the Park rangers bring in heavy-duty blockades.
With support from the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, Canadian canoeist Adam Shoalts employs a “boots-on-the-ground” approach to mapping Ontario’s waterways, which had never before been properly mapped.
Scottish sea kayak coach Gordon Brown is back with the third installment of his series of instructional DVDs: “Sea Kayak with Gordon Brown Volume Three: Navigation, Rolling and Dealing with Emergencies.”
Kayakers Erik Boomer, Katherine Breen and Eric and Sarah McNair-Landry spent 65 days paddling across Baffin Island in traditional Inuit style kayaks, completing their 600-mile expedition and arriving in Cape Dorset on Sept. 21 to a hero’s welcome.
The POV camera that withstood the test of months underwater, Pat Keller’s GoPro shows the moments before and after Keller made the first descent of 100-foot Ozone Falls in the Cumberland Plateau.
From swimming among golden jellyfish to kayaking over sharks in crystal clear waters, Palau has everything an adventurous traveler could want in a vacation.
This installment of ‘From the Vault’ brings back a story from the August 1988 issue of a team’s three-week search for beluga whales inside the inner recesses of the Baffin Islands.
High water ups the ante at American Whitewater’s fall classic, the 30th annual Gauley Fest.
Like a story straight from Dr. Seuss, a crew of two from the Willamette Riverkeeper canoe goats over to the river’s islands to eat away the invasive species and help with environment restoration.
Paddle Ontario’s French River, a 65-mile stretch designated as a CAnadian Heritage River and wild almost all the way through.
Paddle in the wake of explorers, fur traders and wilderness visionaries on waterways that have only improved with the passage of time