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Deep Enough to Swim in, Nearly Warm Enough to want to: 2016 Kenduskeag Race will be one of a kind.

Every Kenduskeag is unlike any other, and this year will be no different. The depth and flow rate of the Kenduskeag Stream will be lower than average for this time of year, yet there will still be plenty of water.  … Continue reading

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The Wildwater Kayak — Versatile, Challenging, and Cool

The wildwater boat is sometimes viewed as a specialty boat, but in many ways it is more versatile than most of the boats on the market.  Imagine you wanted to combine the speed of a surf ski, the buoyancy of … Continue reading

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Why Wildwater?

From my biased perspective, it’s hard to understand why wildwater kayaking is not more popular. Wildwater kayaking gets you outside, provides adventure, and takes you to beautiful natural places. Wildwater provides similar cardiovascular benefits as sports such as running, bicycling, … Continue reading

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Winter Paddling’s Best Friend — Toaster Mitts

NRS Toaster mitts are not a new product. In fact, they have been around for a long time and are now listed as an NRS closeout, but they are new to me. I’ve been paddling with Toaster Mitts since November … Continue reading

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Kayaking is Safe — Only if you make it that way

For most people kayaking is a relaxing and relatively safe sport. However, as can be seen in several recent news stories, kayaking can also be dangerous — and even deadly. One of these news stories recounts a January 9th kayaking … Continue reading

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Best of 2015 — A Year on the Water

Despite a winter that brought 100 inches of snow, the 2015 spring whitewater season in midcoast Maine was all too brief.  Our annual transition to the bays and islands thus came a little sooner than usual.  Based on demand, our … Continue reading

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Stand Up Paddle Boarding Lends New Perspective

Kayaking remains our primary focus, but we do admit to having a lot of fun messing around on stand up paddle boards. We picked up a few Cruiser SUPs to use as rentals last fall and have enjoyed paddling local … Continue reading

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Best of 2014 — A Year on the Water

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Best of Summer 2013 — Our Annual Slideshow

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Tahe Reval Midi Now Available for Test Paddle at Water Walker

Our recent shipment of boats from Kayak Distribution includes the Reval Midi PE from Tahe Marine.  After reading about the Reval series, we were excited to see, sit in, and test paddle this  new-in-2012 design — and we have not … Continue reading

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