18 Articles by: Conor Mihell
How to Make a River Town

How to Make a River Town

In this Q&A, canoeist Natalie Warren, a member of the outdoor education nonprofit Wild River Academy, explains her message to river towns across the Midwest: about building a culture around urban padd[...]

Canoe Trails: Lost and Found

Canoe Trails: Lost and Found

Brad Jennings of Explore the Backcountry describes the irresistible lure of rediscovering forgotten canoe trips and his latest project working with mapmaker Jeff McMurtrie to identify a forgotten loop[...]

Book Review: Paddlenorth

Book Review: Paddlenorth

By Conor Mihell Reading Ottawa-based writer Jennifer Kingsley’s new book, Paddlenorth (Greystone Books, $26.95), you can’t help but envision an idyllic place: The endless expanse of the Canadian t[...]

2014′s TOP 10 STORIES

2014′s TOP 10 STORIES

It’s that time of year again, when we look back on the year that was and we crunch the analytics to determine the top stories of the year at CanoeKayak.com.

Canada’s Peel Watershed One Step Closer to Recieving Protection

Canada’s Peel Watershed One Step Closer to Recieving Protection

“It’s a pristine alpine region with stunning scenery, exceptional wildlife, great hiking and whitewater,” says Neil Hartling, the owner of Whitehorse, Yukon-based Nahanni River Adventures and lo[...]

Rides: Marcia Seaman’s Hornbeck Ten

Rides: Marcia Seaman’s Hornbeck Ten

A local guide introduced her to “pack” canoes — a unique style of compact vessel designed for the small lakes and long portages of the Adirondacks, with roots dating back over a century. Seaman [...]

Mike Ranta finishes 4,750-mile adventure

Mike Ranta finishes 4,750-mile adventure

Mike Ranta shares lessons learned during a seven-month, cross-Canada canoe voyage from B.C. to Nova Scotia: "We’ve got something really special (in Canada) and we need to keep it this way. We can’[...]

Canoeist Keith Lynch’s New (4,000-mile) American Dream

Canoeist Keith Lynch’s New (4,000-mile) American Dream

Keith Lynch was tired of his office job and wanted a challenge. He resigned and committed to a now five-month canoe trek from Montana back home to Dallas 4,000 miles down the Jefferson, Missouri, Miss[...]

Across the Canadian Subartic

Across the Canadian Subartic

Adam Maxwell relives his six-member crew's 56-day, 907-mile summer expedition across the Canadian subarctic, tracing eight wild waterways from the heart of the Canadian hinterlands to the Hudson Bay c[...]

Kayak For Safe Passage

Kayak For Safe Passage

Catching up with Deborah Walters, a 63-year-old grandmother and retired research scientist, who is paddling solo down the U.S. Atlantic coast to the southern tip of Florida, where she will sail to Cen[...]