Canoeing and Kayaking
20 Great BWCA Trips: Exploring the Boundary Waters Canoe Area
20 Great BWCA Trips
Exploring the Boundary Waters Canoe Area
Paperback      ISBN: 1591932718
The Experience of a Lifetime, the Book to Get You There

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area is a natural landscape largely unchanged by human hands. If you haven't seen it, you're missing a great life experience. The 20 trips in this book are designed to give beginners confidence. They also offer features that even experienced canoeists will appreciate, like easier access points, and manageable routes that lead to great campsites and impressive scenery.

User-Friendly Features

  • Easy base-camp trips--even beginners can enjoy the BWCA
  • Several drop-in, no-portage options
  • Day-trip suggestions for seeing the many wonders of this region
  • Scenic and historic variety without marathon canoeing
  • Maps, tips, permit information and more

Get ready for a Boundary Waters adventure you'll never forget.

The Adirondack Guideboat: Its Origin, Its Builders, and Their Boats
The Adirondack Guideboat
Its Origin, Its Builders, and Their Boats
Paperback      ISBN: 0872332608

This is a book about "a beautiful and gallant craft"--the personification, in a wooden boat, of the finest qualities of the Adirondack culture of the 19th century. Beautifully illustrated, The Traditional Adirondack Guideboat is the definitive guide to these beautiful boats and their makers, both early and contemporary.

Adventure Kayaking: Cape Cod and Marthas
Adventure Kayaking
Cape Cod and Marthas
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0899972934
Discover what the Pilgrims missed when they moved to Plymouth after landing on Cape Cod. Explore the numerous bays, ponds, harbors, marshes, and tidal creeks of this New England treasure. In the expanded second edition of this classic book, author David Weintraub adds kayaking adventure off Martha Vineyard's shores. From one-hour trips to all-day excursions, kayakers of every skill level will find a route to explore.Trip descriptions, maps, launch sites, and driving directions, plus nearby historical and scenic attractions: this book is a must-have guide to the solitude and beauty of these regions.
All Things Are Possible: The Verlen Kruger Story: 100,000 Miles by Paddle
All Things Are Possible
The Verlen Kruger Story: 100,000 Miles by Paddle
Hardcover      ISBN: 159193138x

An amazing story of life, death and adventure, with more than 250 photos, this book introduces renowned paddler Verlen Kruger. He showed us that extraordinary things can be accomplished if we simply believe all things are possible.

The Allagash Guide: What You Need to Know to Canoe This Famous Maine Waterway
The Allagash Guide
What You Need to Know to Canoe This Famous Maine Waterway
Paperback      ISBN: 156523488x

Anyone thinking about taking an Allagash canoe trip needs this guide. With information about what to take, how much time is needed, where to start, what to do with a vehicle, campsites and much, much more, the reader will start their first trip with information that would take years to accumulate on their own. The equipment and food lists in the book are extensive. They evolved over many years and will cover a variety of tripping situations. This book, along with author Gil Gilpatrick's book Allagash, will make you an Allagash expert the first time out.

Amc's Best Sea Kayaking in New England: 50 Coastal Paddling Adventures from Maine to Connecticut
Amc's Best Sea Kayaking in New England
50 Coastal Paddling Adventures from Maine to Connecticut
Paperback      ISBN: 1628420065

This concise guide, written by Registered Maine Guide and inveterate paddler Michael Daugherty, features 50 of the best sea kayaking adventures along the New England coast, from Maine's Bold Coast south to the mouth of the Connecticut River. These are trips that can be done in a day or turned into an overnight, perfect for beginner to intermediate kayakers looking to explore the storied coastlines of Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. The book includes day trips near large northeastern cities like New York City and Boston. Each of the trips features a full description and map of the route, plus bullets on distance and time, where to launch, tide and currents, "plan B" routes, and nearby attractions. An at-a-glance trip planner and a selection of nature and history essays round out the offerings in this essential sea kayaker's guidebook.Also Available: Quiet Water Maine, 2e by Alex Wilson and John Hayes 978-1-929173-65-5Quiet Water Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, 3e 978-1-628420-00-5AMC's Best Sea Kayaking in the Mid-Atlantic by Michaela Gaaserud 978-1-328420-06-7

AMC's Outdoor Adventures: Acadia National Park: Your Guide to the Best Hiking, Biking, and Paddling
AMC's Outdoor Adventures: Acadia National Park
Your Guide to the Best Hiking, Biking, and Paddling
Paperback      ISBN: 162842057x

Winner of the 2017 National Outdoor Book Award for Best Outdoor Adventure GuidebookIn this brand new series from Appalachian Mountain Club, readers will discover the best outdoor recreation for their favorite vacation destinations. AMC Outdoor Adventures: Acadia National Park includes 50 of the best hiking, biking, and paddling trips for all ability levels. For over 100 years, Acadia National Park has enticed visitors with its breathtaking, rugged terrain, and ocean views. Located on the central coast of Maine, Acadia boasts the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic coast. This new series guide will show you all Acadia has to offer. Featuring additional sports such as trail running and stand up paddle boarding, this completely updated guide is the one resource to throw in your pack before heading out. With hikes up Cadillac Mountain, cycling trips on the Park's popular carriage roads, and serene, unforgettable inland paddling trips, this book will take you all around the islands. First-time visitors and veteran explorers alike will enjoy this comprehensive guide to trips on Mt. Desert Island, Isle au Haut, and the Schoodic Peninsula. Perfect for a day trip or week-long adventures, this guidebook will reveal scenic bike paths, cobblestone beaches, glacial ponds, granite peaks, and ocean-side cliffs. Also included in this guide is an indispensable trail map covering all of Mount Desert Island, Isle au Haut, and Schoodic Peninsula. AMC Outdoor Adventures: Acadia National Park is the go-to guidebook and map for exploring all that the outdoors has to offer in this natural treasure. Also Available: - AMC's Best Sea Kayaking in New England (ISBN: 9781628420067)- Maine Mountain Guide, 10th Edition (ISBN: 9781934028308)- AMC's Best Day Hikes Along the Maine Coast (ISBN: 9781934028926)

Amc's Quiet Water Mid-Atlantic: Amc's Canoe and Kayak Guide to the Best Ponds, Lakes, and Easy Rivers, from Pennsylvania to Virginia
Amc's Quiet Water Mid-Atlantic
Amc's Canoe and Kayak Guide to the Best Ponds, Lakes, and Easy Rivers, from Pennsylvania to Virginia
Paperback      ISBN: 1628420871

Explore the scenic lakes, ponds, and rivers of the Mid-Atlantic region with this brand new guide from AMC's trusted Quiet Water series. Quiet Water Mid-Atlantic features 60 of the best flat-water paddling locations in eastern New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.. With trips for all skill levels, this curated list is ideal for families, anglers, canoeists, and kayakers. Take a leisurely paddle on Rancocas Creek in New Jersey, spot wildlife in Pennsylvania's Marsh Creek Reservoir or Virginia's Shenandoah River, and explore Maryland's Assateague Island State Park from the water. With such diverse and remote geography in such a dense and concentrated region, visitors and locals alike will be thrilled to discover the range and beauty of paddling options in their backyards. Each trip presents detailed descriptions of the lake, pond, or river, with maps, photographs, paddling routes, and GPS coordinates to the access point. An at-a-glance chart makes it easy to select and plan trips, with helpful information on trip time, distance, difficulty, and special features. You'll also find a detailed resource list of local outfitters, safety and equipment tips, and complete driving, parking, and put-in instructions. Inside You'll Find:

America's Great River Journeys: 50 Canoe, Kayak, and Raft Adventures
America's Great River Journeys
50 Canoe, Kayak, and Raft Adventures
Hardcover      ISBN: 0789336936
An inspirational bucket list for anyone interested in rafting, kayaking, or canoeing--from armchair traveler to recreational paddler to hard-core white-water enthusiast.

From the Penobscot to the Potomac, the New to the Suwannee, the Colorado to the Snake, America's Great River Journeys entices people to experience America from its free-flowing waterways. Vivid descriptions of our nation's fifty finest river trips are complete with stunning photos of each leg of each journey, an engaging narrative, and practical tips about the length of trips, seasonal preferences, difficulty of white water, joys of camping along the shores, availability of professional outfitters, and other details.

Through beautiful photography and compelling writing, America's Great River Journeys is a celebration of the best rivers for canoeing, kayaking, and rafting--from Alaska to Florida--along 7,000 miles of our nation's spectacular waterways in twenty-eight states.
The Art of Kayaking: Everything You Need to Know about Paddling
The Art of Kayaking
Everything You Need to Know about Paddling
Paperback      ISBN: 1493025708
The Art of Kayaking is the distilled essence of a lifetime of kayak instruction at all skill levels around the world, with the added insights gained from years of designing kayaks, paddles, and kayaking equipment. This comprehensive kayaking manual by one of the biggest names in kayaking offers more essential detail about commonly used techniques than ever before published in a single volume. Color photo action sequences show how to perfect skills, and how to apply them. Maps, tables, and diagrams walk the reader through essential planning steps. No matter which type of kayak, paddle, or style of paddling the reader prefers, the appropriate techniques are described clearly and concisely. The progression through the book makes it easy to start as a beginner and to access as much information as can be tackled at any stage of development up to and including the expert. It is a definitive manual designed to stand the test of time.