5 Tips for Winter Kayaking

5 Tips for Winter Kayaking

Stay safe and warm on your next adventure to make the most of the melt

Safer Paddling Series: Life Jackets

Safer Paddling Series: Life Jackets

In Episode 1, ACA-certified instructors Kate Ross Kuthe and Paul Kuthe show you how to choose and fit your most important piece of paddling gear – your life jacket.

Paddling Safely

Paddling Safely

Everyone wants to have fun on the water. The important thing to remember is staying safe while having fun. Canoe & Kayak teamed up with the U.S. Coast Guard to develop a series of water safety skills [...]

An Epic Family Canoe Adventure

An Epic Family Canoe Adventure

Inside a mom, dad and baby’s two-month journey across the Canadian north.

Lessons Learned: Harvest from a 400-mile sea kayak voyage

Lessons Learned: Harvest from a 400-mile sea kayak voyage

By Paul McHugh 400 miles in 40 days! I did stick an exclamation point there, yet in truth, for a veteran sea kayaker, a voyage like that shouldn’t necessarily be considered a huge deal. One dose of [...]

Intro to Rock Gardening: Low Abrasion Rock Launch

Intro to Rock Gardening: Low Abrasion Rock Launch

By Bill Vonnegut Rocks in coastal environments are often very sharp and covered with barnacles, which is problematic when you have to launch a kayak from them. There are many ways to launch a kayak fr[...]

8 New Year’s Resolutions for Paddlers

8 New Year’s Resolutions for Paddlers

It’s that time of winter where people begin making lists of how they’re going to become a more well-rounded person in the New Year. New Year’s Resolutions typically involve self-improvement [...]

Trip Tips: Build the Ultimate Paddling First Aid Kit

Trip Tips: Build the Ultimate Paddling First Aid Kit

Trip Tips presented by By Kyle Smith Your buddy busted his nose on a shallow-water flip and your girlfriend played Russian roulette with a beehive. That one client couldn’t handle his whiskey and hi[...]

Trip Tips: Cold Water Kills

Trip Tips: Cold Water Kills

Trip Tips presented by By Clyde Nicely Did you read the story back in September about the three kayakers rescued from Picture Rocks National Lakeshore? They had a simple plan to kayak to an island and[...]

Fall Paddling Tips: What to Wear

Fall Paddling Tips: What to Wear

By Alex Frost Just because summer is over, doesn’t mean paddling season is. Autumn is a perfect time to get out onto flat water and tour. Getting out and seeing the fall colors is a great treat. But[...]

Longboat Lessons: Tips for Surfing a Sea Kayak

Longboat Lessons: Tips for Surfing a Sea Kayak

By Kate Hives Sea kayak surfing – the fringy sister of an already fringe subculture of paddlesports – has taken on its own following in recent years. Although it emerged from the simple necessity [...]

Trip Tips: Rodent-Proof Your Gear This Fall

Trip Tips: Rodent-Proof Your Gear This Fall

Trip Tips presented by By Clyde Nicely Beware the rats! And mice and squirrels and pack rats and chipmunks, etc, etc. Critters love to chew into boating gear. Maybe they like the taste of Hypalon, PVC[...]