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Winter Kayaking: San Juan Islands, Washington

11.21.2013

Winter paddling is best around the San Juan Islands in Washington. They are also known as orcas island for a very good reason.

Winter Kayaking: Upper Arkansas River, Colorado

11.21.2013

Upper Arkansas River, Colorado Colorado’s Upper Arkansas River Valley is mostly ranch and farm land, largely undeveloped, and bookended on the west by the magnificent Sawatch Range with 15 summits rising to 14,000 feet or higher, and the Mosquito Range to the east, which boast several 13,000-foot peaks of its own. Slicing through this high […]

Winter Kayaking Lake Superior, Michigan

11.21.2013

With proper clothing and equipment, winter kayaking (and canoeing) can be the best paddling. Kayaking Lake Superior is one such awesome winter destination.

Winter Kayaking: Blue River, Indiana

11.21.2013

Canoeing in winter offers the best natural rewards. The Blue was the first river chosen for inclusion into Indiana’s Natural and Scenic Rivers System.

Winter Kayaking: Potomac River, Washington, D.C.

11.21.2013

Congress may recess for much of the winter, but boaters in the nation’s capital paddle year-round on the nearby Potomac River. Winter’s a good time to go.

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.

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