Category Archives: kayaking

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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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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Best of 2014 — A Year on the Water

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Best of Summer 2013 — Our Annual Slideshow

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Around Kineo — A Kayak Trip on Moosehead Lake

Over the next  few months, we plan to feature some of the places in Maine that we explored last summer in hopes this will  inspire our readers to “get out there” in 2013. We’ll start with Mt. Kineo, located on … Continue reading

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Paddling the The Passy Gorge — Belfast’s Secret Heart

If the Passagassawakeag River is the main artery of Belfast, then the quarter mile stretch between Shepard Road and Route 137 is its secret heart. Paddlers typically take out above this section, partly due to the dam, partly due to … Continue reading

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Kayaking Maine — Best of Summer 2012

The hottest summer on record has meant an increase in the number of  guests from states like Texas, Oklahoma, and Virginia. It also has meant a lot of great weather for  kayaking.  While summer is not officially over yet, the … Continue reading

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Moving to the Sea

This time of year I trade  my downriver kayak for a sea kayak.  Rather than a wing paddle, a flat-bladed Euro paddle occupies a place in the backseat of my car.  Instead of monitoring stream flow data, I keep an … Continue reading

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