Canoe Adventures

"There is nothing, absolutely nothing, half so much worth doing, As simply messing about in boats"


There are times when a solo paddle, with no others around, is what you need to refresh the mind and body. And yet, other times we need to meet up with like minded paddlers to share the moments.




Boats, Canoes, Canoes or Boats? What ever you want to call them, that's ok. The vast number of choices you have when first buying a boat can seem overwhelming. Different materials and hull configurations can leave beginners confused. How big should you buy? what loads do you carry? How many paddlers will it hold? What will i use if for - whitewater or flatwater? Fishing too?

Can you fit your own canoe with tie down assist, flotation or will you need help with that? These question and more will be covered.

Metal, Plastic, Fiberglas, Royalex, Kevlar

Because each has a reason there may not be the best canoe for everything. You need to buy either more than one canoe or one and make compromises for the least likely trips that you will take. Here we take a closer look at canoes and why you might want one or another.

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Outfitting your canoe

Once you have a canoe and have taken it out for a few light paddles, you'll probably realize that it's time to deck her out with a few straps, and loops, and places to put stuff.

Learn to Paddle

States don't require a paddling license and so the general public can just hop in and start paddling. And since it doesn't take much instruction to get out on calm water like a local lake and one can be moving along easily and quickly.

Basic Repair

If you paddle enough, eventually you'll end up needing to do some repair. Here is a photo gallery showing the damaged to a Old Town Penobscot after a paddle down the Rio Chama in New Mexico.


By nature, we look to share our experience. There'll be opportunity to look for guides, outfitters, and recreational opportunities in the days ahead. mail your suggestions, requests to