Day Trip: Algonquin Park, Ontario

Day Trip: Algonquin Park, Ontario

The Heart of Canoe Country Algonquin Park, Ontario Draining the southwest side of Ontario’s Algonquin Provincial Park, the Oxtongue River is a remarkably quiet and pristine antidote to the midsummer[...]

Day Trip: Tallahassee, Florida

Day Trip: Tallahassee, Florida

Floating Florida Tallahassee, Fla Dozens of crystal-clear, spring-fed rivers feed into Florida’s often-forgotten northern gulf coast, near Tallahassee. The 10-mile run on the Wacissa River appeals t[...]

Day Trip: Santa Cruz, California

Day Trip: Santa Cruz, California

California Wild Santa Cruz, Calif. Elkhorn Slough is a six-mile-long saltwater marsh located between Santa Cruz and Monterey, California, that’s famous among wildlife watchers for its rich array of [...]

Day Trip: Asheville, North Carolina

Day Trip: Asheville, North Carolina

Easy Eastern Whitewater Asheville, N.C. Between the public picnic areas at Bent and Hominy creeks—a 10-minute drive from downtown Asheville, N.C.—the French Broad River flows steadily through the [...]

5 Can’t-Miss Paddling Day Trips

5 Can’t-Miss Paddling Day Trips

Day trips are paddling gateways. They mark the transition from casual after work paddles to the soul altering journeys of discovery that make sea kayaking, canoeing, and whitewater lifelong pursuits. [...]

5 Things I Learned Kayaking With My Daughter

5 Things I Learned Kayaking With My Daughter

Bobby Miller shares lessons learned from paddling trips with his 3-year-old

Your Guide to Midwest Whitewater

Your Guide to Midwest Whitewater

For midwest whitewater--and man-made courses in particular--Peoria, Illinois is pretty much the center of the universe.

Paddling with Kids

Paddling with Kids

A family's first kayak adventure highlights the basic skills involved in paddling with your children, including what to pack, what to wear and how to paddle tandem.

Anatomy Of A Fishing Kayak

Anatomy of a Fishing Kayak

There are few experiences more enjoyable that paddling out on a sunny day, casting a line from your kayak, and catching some fresh fish for dinner. But before you hop on a fishing kayak, use our annot[...]

Essential Kayak Fishing Know-How  

What You Need To Know Before Kayak Fishing

Kayaks and fishing. A natural match, right? Still, a boat, a paddle and a rod can be a lot to juggle—and that’s before some pinstriped torpedo otherwise known as a fish starts tearing line off t[...]

Anatomy Of A Whitewater Kayak

Anatomy of a Boat: Whitewater Kayak

Whitewater kayaking is exhilarating, but it helps to know what you’re talking about before you jump in one. Let our annotated guide show you everything you need to know about your whitewater kay[...]

Whitewater Kayak Gear Guide

Gear Guide: Whitewater Kayaks

If there was ever a paddling discipline in which to pick your gear battles, it’s whitewater. You can get a little bogged down with everything you need to pack. Don’t get lost in the paddle pogies [...]

Whitewater Ready 

Whitewater Kayaking Basics

Learning whitewater kayaking is a long process. You can’t simply master a few skills and tackle a Class V monster. But according to Jerry McAward, a veteran instructor at Northeast PA Kayak School,[...]

20 Things Every Paddler Needs To Know

20 Essential Paddling Skills | Canoe & Kayak Magazine

So you call yourself a paddler? Before joining this hallowed subculture, there are a few key lifestyle skills that you should look to work into your arsenal to distinguish you from other waterm[...]