Canoeing and Kayaking...Just Go Do It!


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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.



Canoe Camping Adirondacks Trip Report September 2009 – Part 2

Thumbnail image for Canoe Camping Adirondacks Trip Report September 2009 – Part 2 July 29, 2010

View larger map  This canoe trip report is continued from part 1.     The Third Day Just as most of our first day was about getting to Fish Pond most of our third day was about making our way back to Saint Regis Pond where we intended to camp overnight at one of the lean-to structures. There’s a lot [...]

Canoe Camping Adirondacks Trip Report September 2009 – Part 1

Thumbnail image for Canoe Camping Adirondacks Trip Report September 2009 – Part 1 July 28, 2010

Click map for larger image   It’s a place in New York that you can only get to by canoe or on foot. A place with pristine lakes and streams, wild sunsets, and mysterious wildlife calling in the night. It’s a place know best by past generations and largely left untouched. It’s not easy to get there; you have to really [...]

Bannock Camping Recipes

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Are you looking for something different to cook at the campground, why not try bannock? I just found out about it myself and I will definitely give it a try on the campfire. In case you don’t know bannock is a type of flat bread that is usually cooked in a frying pan and is very popular with [...]

Canoeing the Frankstown Branch of the Juniata River

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Located between Alexandria and Altoona, PA, the Frankstown Branch of the Juniata River is one of those local rivers that somehow seemed to be just a little too far out of the way to paddle. But on June 12th, 2010 our small group of three decided to paddle the small river, we had two adults in one canoe and one child [...]

Black Bears in the Camp! How to Deal With the Fear and Reality

Thumbnail image for Black Bears in the Camp! How to Deal With the Fear and Reality May 3, 2010

We run away from them, we lay awake in our tents listening for them, but why are we so afraid of the black bear? The answer to that question might be wrapped within our fear of the unknown; the unknown being our own lack of education. People warn us about bears in the woods, we hear stories about deadly bear encounters [...]

Five tips to improve your group canoe camping trip

Thumbnail image for Five tips to improve your group canoe camping trip April 26, 2010

There are few outdoor activities more enjoyable than a canoe camping trip with others who enjoy the outdoors as much as you do. But canoe camping is one of those activities where things can go from great to bad with even the slightest interference from mother nature or a hazardous paddler. While it’s never possible to guarantee a good time for everyone on [...]

How to Introduce Someone to Canoe Camping

Thumbnail image for How to Introduce Someone to Canoe Camping April 18, 2010

I’ve been canoe camping for over twenty years now and I’ve seen many people come and go from the sport. And let’s face it, canoe camping is not glamorous. Tent up, tent down, tent up again, wet tent, wet sleeping bag, bugs, mud, rain, rattlesnakes, cold, suntan lotion layered over sweat, campfire smoke layered on [...]

Canoe Camping Checklist

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Canoe camping is a very relaxing sport under the right circumstances but forget a few of the essentials and suddenly your trip can be unpleasant or even unsafe. I’ve started this checklist of items to take along on a basic canoe camping trip. I’ll be adding new information to the list and you can also submit a comment with [...]