Category Archives: paddling

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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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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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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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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Downriver with a Twist: An Initiation into Slalom Kayaking

Slalom, a race over a winding or zigzag course, isn’t just for skiers anymore. Canoers and kayakers get to slalom too. And they did — last Sunday in the annual slalom races at the Kenduskeag Stream Park in Bangor. Below … Continue reading

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Seasonal Paddling — Part II

The following is part two of a two (or three) part guest blog by Leslie Gregory of Swanville, Maine.   Paddling with Leslie, I am frequently reminded that when seeking adventure or beauty, it is not always necessary to look far … Continue reading

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