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Canoeing Over 50

So you are over 50 and never been in a canoe? Or, it’s been years since your last canoe outing. Successful and safe canoe trips have many of the same ingredients no matter what your age. However, those over 50 should consider a few additional item to ensure a fun trip.

Canoeing gear doesn’t have to be daunting. First, it is relatively easy to rent a canoe at a local waterway so you can get your feet wet (pun intended) before purchasing one of your own. Aside from paddles and a PFD (Personal Flotation Device) or Life Vest, there are a few items to consider when headed out in a canoe. With so many options on the market, it can be tricky to figure out what’s actually necessary. Here are some of the most important canoeing gear staples every paddler should purchase! Read more…

If you’ve decided to try out canoeing, you’re in for some excitement! Canoeing is a great form of exercise, a fantastic way to get fresh air, and best of all, lots of fun. But before you can start truly enjoying yourself, you need to properly prepare. Here are tips for canoeing beginners that help make you a master in no time. Read more…

Canoe Safety

To the inexperienced, canoes can feel tipsy so it is important to start slow and build your skills and confidence as you go. There are several safety items to consider when canoeing. Read more…

Canoeing with Kids

Canoeing is an amazing activity that both adults and kids will love! But doing anything for the first time with kids can be pretty complicated. With a bit of planning, you can ensure that everyone has a good time. Here are some tips for canoeing with kids. Read more…

Canoe Strokes that you should learn

To become a great canoer, you have to practice your paddling skills. Whether you’re switching directions, navigating into a tight spot, or moving backwards, you need to know the right canoe stroke for the job. Here are the basic canoe strokes every canoer should learn.  Read more…

First Solo Canoe Trip

First solo canoe trip? While tandem canoeing is a great activity to do with your BFF or significant other, you won’t always be able to find a fellow canoer who is eager to hit the water with you. Solo canoeing can be fun because you get to go exactly where you want at your ideal pace. However, there are some changes you may want to make to your technique for the best experience possible. Here are some guidelines to follow when you’re canoeing alone. Read more…

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