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Winter Kayaking: Pennsylvania Creeking

11.21.2013

In this section of winter kayaking destinations, check out Pennsylvania creeking at its best—and coldest. With some warm layers, you can have fun all year.

Embrace the Cold: Winter Kayaking

11.21.2013

With proper clothing and equipment, and due respect for the season’s cold water and shortened days, winter can be the best paddling season of them all. So bundle up, and boat one of these eight classics this winter.

Three New National Water Trails Open

11.18.2013

On Monday, Nov. 18, the Secretary of the Interior decreed that three waterways would be added to the National Trails program, a system of 11 locally managed water trails.

Kickstarting the Amazon Express

11.15.2013

C&K editor Jeff Moag catches up with West Hansen, who’s raising funds for a full-length documentary about his 2012 Kayak the Amazon Express expedition.

Why Paddle the Mississippi River— Part 1: The Bluffs

11.14.2013

The River Gator crew celebrates the openeing of the new Lower Mississippi River Water Trail in three parts, starting with the 81-mile upper section from Caruthersville, Mo., to Mud Island in Memphis, skirting the scenic Chickasaw Bluffs.

Photo Flipbook: Kayak Corsica

11.14.2013

C&K Contributing Photographer Darin McQuoid provides a visual journey back to the scenic Mediterranean island cradle of creekboating in this photo flipbook and story from our August 2013 issue installment of ‘Dirtbag Diaries,’ tracking a spring kayak trip from Slovenia to the island of Corsica.

Autumn Paddling in New England, Part Three

11.11.2013

“What need of details? Miles in a voyage are of no more a count than years in a life: they may be filled with a common place. Men live by events and so they paddle.” Quote found in “Canoeing circa 1888″ from Athletics and Manly Sports by John Boyle O’Reilly found in Titcomb Cabin. A […]

Pub Crawl on the Thames River, Page 3

11.11.2013

And then I come upon a ratty old battleship gray and black wooden cabin cruiser with a man drinking an orange concoction straight out of a handle of liquor. “Beautiful day for a paddle, eh?” I say. “Where are you coming from?” says the sinewy man with long brown hair, red bandana, and a tinge […]

Thames River Pub Crawl II

11.11.2013

Inspired by some stories he read, Tom Hurley decided to paddle and create an E-book guidebook on pub crawling on the Thames.

Pub Crawl on the Thames River, page 2

11.11.2013

We’d planned to camp, but a nagging afternoon drizzle has left the three of us bone-chilled and tired. The crackling fireplace of The Rose Revived, a small 16th century riverfront pub and inn, draws us inside and holds us there. That night we sleep between sheets, as a steady rain pounds the Rose’s windowpanes. The […]

Pub Crawl on the Thames River

11.11.2013

A source-to-sea misadventure during a pub crawl on the Thames

Autumn Paddling in New England

10.24.2013

New England is famous for its unrivaled autumn foliage and American history. While people come from all over the world to drive and hike through the forests, the best way to view the scenery and serenity of fall in New England is by boat.

Strange Days: Paddling in Flood and Fire

10.24.2013

French soothsayer Nostradamus would have had a heyday this year. After an otherwise ho-hum summer, paddlers across the country were greeted by a rash of freakish, end-of-the-times weather that, in many cases, made survival a higher priority than paddling. But paddlers will be paddlers, and a few got after it anyway.

Park Service to Boaters: Come Back Later

10.07.2013

Well, they still might be sitting on a lot of food and PBRs, but Grand Canyon permit holders stymied by the government shutdown will get to float the river at some point, and get a little gas money for the shuttle home.

Kayak in Central America’s Secret Gem

10.07.2013

Nicaragua is the secret gem of Central America’s kayaking destinations. Paddler and contributor Jeff Kinney shares his experiences and top reasons you should make this on your paddling priority list before others find out.

What I Learned in B.C.

10.05.2013

BC is of the most beautiful and most challenging whitewater destinations in the world. Paddler and C&K contributor Eric Adsit offers advice from his kayaking experience to help others make good judgment calls without the portages.

Kayaking Detroit, Michigan

10.03.2013

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.

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