Canoeing and Kayaking...Just Go Do It!


If you're looking for a new outdoor experience then learning how to canoe might be your perfect hobby. And by combining canoeing and camping you might discover a passion that can't be surpassed by other outdoor activities.

The greatest advantage of canoe camping is that it allows you to discover places that you might have only imagined, so if standing on the shore of a river or lake ever sparked your sense of adventure then canoe camping can actually take you there. Canoe camping is not difficult to learn, you set your own level of intensity, and whether you intend to paddle solo or with the entire family, canoeing and canoe camping can provide a lifetime of experience and adventure.

Read a short introduction to canoe camping.

Canoeing and Camping the Boundary Waters

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As I plan my canoe trip to the Boundary Waters one of my readers sent me this article she wrote about the Boundary Waters.   If you are a canoeing or canoe camping enthusiasts, there are few places more perfect than the vast Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Founded in 1978, this federally protected wilderness area covers […]

A Beginners Canoe Paddle Guide Part 1

Canoe Paddle Selection March 7, 2011

Choosing a canoe paddle might not seem like a big deal because one paddle propels the canoe as well as the other, right? Actually that statement isn’t accurate as there are distinct differences in canoe paddle designs and they all affect the efficiency of your paddling in one way or another. The Very Basics of […]

Wilderness Canoeing with Dogs

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I’m thinking about getting a dog to accompany me on some of my canoe trips. I got the idea by watching various videos of paddler and canine, and it just seems having a good dog along would be a perfect fit.  Have a look at Maddy the Goose canoe trip videos and you’ll see what I mean. In those videos Springer Spaniel Maddy is so obedient that she […]

What’s to Like About Wilderness Canoeing – Alex Horner Boundary Waters Video

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Reasons I love wilderness canoeing are the beautiful scenery, isolation, serenity, extreme nature and wildlife, but I know I’m not making my point.  Try to explain to somebody why you love wilderness canoeing and you will likely not do it justice, so maybe just show them Alex Horner’s Boundary Waters video. The Boundary Waters from Alex Horner […]

An Introduction to Canoe Camping

Canoe Camping Introduction December 23, 2010

Canoe camping is one of the few hobbies I’ve stuck with longer than a few years and one of the things I enjoy most in my life. My first canoe camping trip was in the summer of 1987, on a small creek located in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. There were six of us on that first canoe camping […]

How to make a good walking stick.

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Now that the canoeing & camping season is nearly over for me I have time for other things like making my own walking stick. Watch the video and find out how easy it is to make a walking stick.

Canoe Camping Adirondacks Trip – Part 4 Trip Photos

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Enjoy some images of our four day Adirondack St. Regis canoe camping trip in September 2009. All I can say is paddling and camping on Fish Pond and St Regis Pond is a great outdoor experience, as you will notice in the photos. If you want to camp and paddle the St. Regis Canoe Area you can […]

Canoe Camping Adirondacks Trip – Part 3 Lessons Learned

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Read part 2 of this canoe trip report. Wilderness canoeing is not as simple as you might think. Just as a hiker needs to be fully prepared before heading to the trail, a canoeist needs to be prepared with the proper gear and knowledge before heading off to a Wilderness canoe trip. Below is a list of mistakes […]