Repose Along the Oswegatchie River

Imagine days of paddling on a narrow, lazy river that snakes through marshes and pine forests, passing by large boulders and tiny beaches. Picture a land of herons and beavers, where the prints of a muskrat or raccoon sometimes reveal … Continue reading

Wildlife Encounters on the Water

The words “canoeing” and “the wild life” seem to be in contradiction, since canoeing connotes a relaxing and peaceful paddle on a remote lake or flowing river; while the wild life indicates someone who is wild, impulsive, excitable, and a … Continue reading

Prep your Kids for Canoeing; You will thank me later

A beautiful paddle in Algonquin Park

One of the best ways to get your kids outside this summer is to get them into a canoe. This family activity may seem daunting at first with little ones but over the years … Continue reading

Love Letter to the Yellowstone River

The Yellowstone River runs through the town of Livingston, Montana

We put our canoe in at Mallard’s Rest and paddle out into the middle of the Yellowstone River. Cottonwoods lining the bank are just budding out and perfuming the air. … Continue reading

Ice Canoers Extend the Paddling Season

For most river sports enthusiasts, the arrival of ice on the river marks the end of the paddling season. However, in Quebec City the fun is just beginning. On Sunday, February 8th, accompanied by hundreds of other spectators, I decided Continue reading

Paddling the Calcasieu

Most always, the ingredients for a great recipe are balanced to let the flavor of each individual part come through every bite. Louisiana’s Calcasieu River resembles a great recipe. Natural beauty, food and fun, as well as superb fishing make … Continue reading

Canoeing in the County of the White Rose: Yorkshire

Yorkshire may be well-known for its Dales, its Moors, its stunning scenery and its history, but if you look a little deeper, you’ll discover some great rivers, a vast network of canals and a coastline tailor-made for canoeing. It’s an … Continue reading

Paddling the Rio Grande in New Mexico

The Rio Grande or Rio Bravo del Norte, as it is called in Mexico, flows from headwaters near Creede in the mountains of southern Colorado south through New Mexico, eventually forming the Texas/Mexico border on its way to Brownsville, before … Continue reading

Canoeing the Iconic Cape Fear River

The Cape Fear River is formed by the confluence of the Deep and Haw rivers in southeastern Lee County. Its watershed is the largest in North Carolina, containing 9,000+ square miles. The Cape Fear begins in Greensboro and flows all … Continue reading

Canoeing on the River Wye Herefordshire

Herefordshire’s River Wye flows for around 135 miles and is the fifth longest in the UK. The Wye Valley is one of the county’s areas of outstanding natural beauty and a great place to unwind. To see part of this … Continue reading