River Sports Fun: French Broad, Holston Rivers Conflux at Tennessee Confluence

Mighty Rivers rise from humble beginnings, often hundreds of miles from their final, stellar display of power as they rumble into a junction downstream. The Tennessee River’s founding ranks as one of the more interesting in river history and recreation.… Continue reading

Kayaking Maine’s Orr’s and Bailey Islands

For thousands of years man has gone out on the sea alone in a kayak and experienced what might be the ultimate soul journey on the water. The Orr’s and Bailey Islands are part Harpswell Island chain located off the … Continue reading

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

How to Plan an Overnight River Trip with Kids

We’ve done several overnight paddling trips as a family over the last few years and are slowly learning how to make them both safe and fun! Ensuring group safety was the first priority but we know that a trip has … 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

From Plank to Board: Building Strength and Flexibility

Plank pose: Photo courtesy of Katie Rowe.

There’s a lot more to that paddle stroke than just a flex of the arms and shoulders. It’s core, knee-to-shoulder core, says Katie Rowe. Rowe is a World Paddle Association Level 1 certified … Continue reading

Covered Bridges and Salmon Pools: Life on a New Brunswick River

Saltwater might run through the veins of many New Brunswickers, but fresh river arteries are the life blood of the tiny Canadian province. The St. John and Kennebecasis are the two largest, but the many smaller tributaries are home to … Continue reading

Choosing a SUP: the Right Way

The season of stand up paddleboarding is upon us and there is no better time to purchase a board than right now. But what if you are new to the sport? What do you look for in a board, how … Continue reading

4 Great Ways to Get Into the Charles

Count Massachusetts’ Charles River as one of the busiest recreational waterways in the world. That may be due in part to its location. While the Charles begins 80 miles out at Echo Lake in Hopkinton, it ends in the heart … 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