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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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 […]
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 […]
Inspired by some stories he read, Tom Hurley decided to paddle and create an E-book guidebook on pub crawling on the Thames.
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 […]
A source-to-sea misadventure during a pub crawl on the Thames
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.