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Thoreau’s North Woods

09.19.2013

From Chamberlain Lake to the confluence with the St. John River, the Allagash flows nearly 100 miles through lakes, ponds, runnable Class I to III whitewater, falls and short portages, making this the quintessential seven- to 10-day Maine canoe trip.

Crowning the King of New York

07.19.2013

With the recent rise in popularity of extreme racing, a series of difficult creek races in New York’s Adirondack Mountains has garnered international attention from the sport’s top athletes.

Eagle Race

07.19.2013

The Eagle Race tests whitewater paddlers as the sprint event for the King of New York series.

Raquette Race

07.19.2013

Newly added as an Association of Whitewater Professionals Whitewater World Series event, the Raquette Race tests some of the world’s best kayakers on New York’s most technical class V whitewater.

Black Race

07.19.2013

Information on the first race of the King of New York Series

Moose Race

07.18.2013

The Moose Race, held during the fall Moose Fest, is the final and most famous event of the King of New York series.

Moose Race

07.18.2013

The most famous and final race of the King of New York series, the Moose Race is a classic and also where the New King of New York is crowned.

Solstice Special: How to boat all winter

12.21.2012

Today is the first day of winter, and many paddlers in colder climates have already packed away their boats for the season. That’s too bad, because with a little gear and good planning, you can boat straight through the winter while having a great time and staying safe. We caught up with four paddlers in the blustery Northeast who have the right attitude, and these tips to keep you going strong through the winter.

The Black Festival

07.18.2012

Stories and photos from the 2012 Black River Race

The 2012 Adirondack Paddlefest

05.31.2012

Steady sunshine and temperatures in the low 80s greeted just under 3,000 people to the 14th annual Adirondack Paddlefest on the weekend of May 18-20 in Old Forge, N.Y.

Spring Moosefest 2012

05.18.2012

The spring Moosefest (a toned down version of the fall event) delivers big hits and challenging lines, but is also a place to step it up for Class IV paddlers.

Putting Butts in Boats

05.18.2012

Self-propelled adventure vagrants Glenn Charles and Richard Harpham are giving people a closer glimpse of old New York using tandem sea kayaks.

Preview: The 14th Annual Adirondack Paddlefest

05.14.2012

Friday, May 18, to Sunday, May 20, more than 3,000 boaters will flock to the 14th Annual Adirondack Paddlefest in Old Forge, N.Y.

Escape From Your Escape

11.29.2011

Need to Escape From Your Escape? Here are 7 places to get away from your getaway this winter including locations in Belize, Oahu, Florida, Louisiana, and Mexico.

25 Days on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail

07.29.2011

Last Thursday, July 21, Skip Ciccarelli set a new standard for the fastest through-paddle of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. Ciccarelli, a high school shop teacher from central Massachusetts, completed the 740-mile route across parts of four northeastern states and one Canadian province in 25 days—besting the previous record by a full seven days.

Gone Fishin’

07.18.2011

On Saturday, July 23, kayaker Josh Tart will set off on the Ohio River in Cincinnati on one of North America’s classic water routes. The so-called “Great Loop” traces the perimeter of the eastern United States. What sets Tart’s expedition apart from the countless pleasure boaters and odd sea kayakers and canoeists…

Chasing Records on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail

06.26.2011

On Monday, June 27, Skip Ciccarelli will set out to shatter the speed record for paddling the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, which stretches from Old Forge, NY to Fort Kent, Maine. His goal is to complete the 740-mile journey in 27 days; the current record, held by Mike Stavola (aka Kayakathon Man), is just over 32 days.

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