Latest news and reviews for recreational and sport canoe paddlers. Lakes, ocean, and the occasional white-water river, this category is your source for all things canoe.
The Surprisingly Interesting History of the Bent-Shaft Paddle
You might not put a lot of thought into your canoe paddle. But plenty of others did back in the day — and the results are paddles far more comfortable and complex than you realize.
Strange Currents: Canoeing From Communism in the Czech Republic
The history and culture of the Czech Republic is inexorably linked with a beloved watercraft, the canoe.
Meet The Skin-On-Frame Canoe Cleaning Midwestern Rivers
With a thin, translucent skin and weighing barely more than a loaded backpack, the Wilderness Traveler exemplifies what it meant to ‘be out on the water.’
River Yields ‘100 Pounds Of Trash Per Day’
A DIY conservation effort, this summer two men embody the ‘packing it out’ ethos by bagging and hauling debris each day.
‘The Canoe’ Film Will Make You Long To Paddle
‘To paddle is to plug into the energies of the place, the land, the air, the water, the ancestors, the children who are yet to be born.’
Sit Back, Relax, And Watch 20 Minutes Of Canoe Building
This dugout canoe starts as the trunk of a tree. From there, builders scrape, chop, and shape a beautiful and functional canoe by hand.
‘Canoecopia’ Expo: New Paddling Gear For 2017
We combed the largest paddle-sports expo in the country to find some of the most exciting new canoe, kayak, and SUP products for 2017.
Excerpt: How Aluminum Revolutionized The Canoe
Before kevlar and royalex, there was a surge in the manufacture and performance of American-made canoes. All thanks to a ‘new’ watercraft material.
Source To Sea: Women Canoe 3,902 Miles
Two women broke a long-distance canoeing across the United States record to inspire others.
After ‘Year In The Wilderness’ Freemans Come Home
Amy and David Freeman paddled out of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and into history last Friday afternoon, one year to the day since leaving civilization.
Paddle Like A Champ: Beyond The Gear With Ann Raiho
Meet the record-setting, 26-year-old canoeing phenom you’ve never heard of. Ann Raiho: first woman to canoe from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay.
Classic Canoes: Merrimack Co. Acquired, Moving To MN
Merrimack, a made-in-USA canoe company, is getting a new owner (Sanborn Canoe Co.) and a new home base in Winona, Minn., along the Mississippi River.
Pump, Pump, Pump Your Canoe?
Apparently, you can pump a canoe the same way you’d pump a bike or skateboard. But you won’t be moving “gently down the stream.”
‘Last Voyageurs’ Chronicles Chilling Trek Down Old Blue
In 1976, a group of school teachers and students set out to retrace the route of explorer Robert de La Salle down the Mississippi River. The story of this epic winter voyage is told in a new book, ‘The Last Voyageurs,’ available this spring.
Natural Grains: Watch Canoe Harvest Of Minnesota Wild Rice
Get in the canoe to nab an inside look at the harvesting of Minnesota Wild Rice.
Skin-On-Frame: Ontario Canoes Navigable Works Of Art
South Street labels itself as a creative design studio, though its boats are rugged and functional crafts for rivers and lakes.
Strongest Canoe Ever Made?
It was still seaworthy after being tossed from a 100 foot building, pummeled with a sledgehammer, and wrapped around a rock.
1,000-Year-Old Native American Canoe
Originally thought to be from the 1700s, testing shows this canoe is really ancient.