Michigan paddlers came up big again in this year’s 90-mile Adirondack Canoe Classic in upstate New York, which divided a field of over 600 paddlers into a non-competitive open touring division and more hotly contested classes ranging from solo guideboats to eight-person voyageur canoes.
Big Al was like your parents’ Buick. The Alumacraft 18.6 turned well, was stable, took a bruising and just kept cruising.
By DON MUEGGENBORG Don Mueggenborg has paddled the DesPlaines Canoe Marathon every year except once since 1969. He’s been a race volunteer since 1994, Chairman, and Registrar the last 10 years. This is the story of his first canoe race. “Hey, Mugs, there’s a canoe race up north on Sunday. Want to see what it’s […]
A look at C&K Editor-at-Large Alan Kesselheim’s packing list for his summer sojourn on the portage-studded 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail route from New York to Maine.
NFCT Gear: Wenonah’s Tuf-weave fiberglass blend is durable, less expensive than Kevlar, and relatively light.
Jamie was as Renaissance a man as you can get in this day and age. He was an everything boater: a river runner, a racer, a play boater, an expedition boater. He was much more than that though.
Old Town NEXT Taking the best from canoes and kayaks, the NEXT may be the ultimate solo tripping boat. The 13-foot-long hybrid combines the solo paddling performance of a sea kayak with the load carrying and confidence-inspiring open design of a canoe. Load it with up to 450 pounds of gear, […]
On Sunday, a small New Hampshire community will do its best to slay FloatZilla, and claim the Guinness World Record for their beloved Lake Winnipesaukee.
A war canoe travels the British Columbia coast to raise awareness of the threat posed by tankers hauling tar sands crude to Asia.
Catching up with Dave Freeman and fellow Minnesota adventurer Paul Schurke, who earlier this month completed a 400-mile canoe descent of the Brazilian Amazon’s storied Rio Roosevelt.
“I didn’t want something big to take home to my normal life. I want a trip like the Northern Forest Canoe Trail to be my normal life.”
By Katie McKy Imagine paddling with 400 of your nearest and dearest friends in a Skittles-colored fleet. This is the tenth year of Paddle Georgia, a 7-day, 115-mile journey on Georgia’s longest river, the Chattahoochee. It’s a river that’s as fun to paddle as it to pronounce, with waterfalls, 100-foot granite cliffs, caves that once […]
When the water ends, your canoe can ride on your shoulders or one of these portage carts. Alan Kesselheim put five leading brands to the test.
If you’re lucky enough to own a Royalex canoe, fear not—your craft has many years ahead. Here are some ways to protect your investment well into the future.
There’s nothing like the feeling of gripping a wooden canoe paddle as it glides smoothly through the water. These four are the best there are for flatwater performance.
Expedition lowdown from six young canoe-trippers who departed Duluth, Minn., and headed to the Canadian subarctic, crossing 900 miles on eight river systems north to the Hudson Bay coast and the Inuit community of Whale Cove, Nunavut.
Voting for the third annual Canoe & Kayak Awards opens today and continues through July 21.