How to Avoid an Ice Dam Breakup

How to Avoid an Ice Dam Breakup

A viral video on YouTube (above) showing an ice dam breaking up and sending a torrent careening down Vermont’s Felchner Brook got us thinking: What can paddlers do to avoid this kind of situation, a[...]

The Final Paddle to D.C. Dispatch: Urban Paddling Advice

The Final Paddle to D.C. Dispatch: Urban Paddling Advice

By Amy Freeman Dave and I unlocked the gate of the North Brooklyn Canoe Club as the sun was rising over a rough, industrial part of New York City. Located on top of another Superfund site, this was ou[...]

Photography From Your Kayak: Capturing The Moment

Photography From Your Kayak: Capturing The Moment

Making photographs from a kayak can be a bit complicated, so before spending thousands of dollars on equipment only to find it flooded with seawater, it’s worth taking a moment to figure out what yo[...]

Virtual Coach: Catching an Eddy with Paul Kuthe

Virtual Coach: Catching an Eddy with Paul Kuthe

Knowing how to catch an eddy while boating is as fundamental a skill as knowing how to check your speed while skiing. It allows you to control your descent through whitewater, regroup with your buddie[...]

Paddle to D.C. Dispatches III: Upstream Travel advice

Paddle to D.C. Dispatches III: Upstream Travel advice

Dave and Amy Freeman, in the midst of Paddle to D.C., a 100-day, 2,000-mile journey by water from Minnesota to Washington, D.C., in order to protect the Boundary Waters from sulfide ore mining, share [...]

Helen Wilson’s Guide to Painless Travel

Helen Wilson’s Guide to Painless Travel

One of the most intimidating parts of planning a destination sea kayaking trip is just getting to the water. How will I navigate airports, taxis, and buses if I’m weighed down by my full suite of pa[...]

HOW TO PACK: Expedition with kids

HOW TO PACK: For Kids and Canoe Trips | Canoe & Kayak Magazine

The idea of kids and canoe trips can seem like a daunting undertaking. Don't fret; here are some Dan Clark's tips and tricks to create the best memories in your life.

Try These Pelvis Stretches for Paddlers

Try These Pelvis Stretches for Paddlers

A few simple hip stretches for paddlers stretches can fix major hidden pelvis issues, helping you feel good in your boat and top of your game on the river.

Fund your fun

Finance your next expedition - Canoe & Kayak magazine

Expedition paddler Ken Campbell highlights five diverse methods for raising money for your next paddling trip, offering an array of options to complement online crowdsourcing websites.

How To Crowdfund Your Expedition

How To Crowdfund Your Expedition

Finding the funding for expeditions is never easy. Thankfully, those who have offered tips and advice for how to crowdfund paddling expeditions.

5 Shoulder Tips to Hone Your Paddle Stroke

5 Shoulder Tips to Tune your Paddle Stroke | Canoe & Kayak Magazine

Paddlers are pre-disposed to shoulder injuries, but paddlers can avoid them. Athlete Kim Becker offers five savvy shoulder tips hone paddle stroke.

Learn How to Canoe

Learn How to Canoe

Canoeing down North America's rivers is as much a part of the land's history as hiking through its mountains. Learn how to canoe and carry on the tradition.