Canoeing and Kayaking
Paddle to the Arctic: The Incredible Story of a Kayak Quest Across the Roof of the World
Paddle to the Arctic
The Incredible Story of a Kayak Quest Across the Roof of the World
Paperback      ISBN: 0771082657

After his astounding 12,000-mile canoe trip from Winnipeg down to the Amazon (recounted in his bestseller Paddle to the Amazon on page 48), Don Starkell decided to paddle a kayak from Hudson Bay 3,000 miles through the Northwest Passage. This is Don's diary of this journey from Churchill, Manitoba, to Tuktoyaktuk, close to Alaska, a voyage by kayak (paddled on water or dragged on a sled over the ice) that took him three Arctic summers and almost cost him his life. Through this compelling book we find ourselves sharing his blazing, driving determination to reach his goal, as he closes in on his destination, with his supplies running out and his ocean highway freezing over, making death a near certainty. Armchair travel at its best.

Paddlenorth: Adventure, Resilience, and Renewal in the Arctic Wild
Paddlenorth
Adventure, Resilience, and Renewal in the Arctic Wild
Paperback      ISBN: 1771641770
Paddlenorth tells the riveting story of Jennifer Kingsley's 54-day paddling adventure on the Back River in the northern wilderness of the Arctic as she and her five companions battle raging winds, impenetrable sea ice, treacherous rapids, and agonizing sores and blisters while contending with rising tensions among the group. But they also experience the lasting joy of grizzly sightings, icy swims, and the caribou's summer migration.

Woven through this spellbinding narrative are often-harrowing accounts of the journeys of earlier explorers, some of whom never made it back home. Paddlenorth paints an indelible portrait of the spectacular Arctic landscape, rendered with a naturalist's eye and an artist's sensibility, and offers an eloquent exploration of how wilderness changes us.

A Paddler's Guide to Algonquin Park
A Paddler's Guide to Algonquin Park
Paperback      ISBN: 1770850589

Ontario's Algonquin Park is one of North America's foremost canoeing destinations. It's a paddler's paradise of spectacular lakes, rivers and marshes surrounded by maple hills and rocky ridges. The only way to explore the interior of the park is by canoe or on foot. Visitors are invariably rewarded with an unforgettable chorus of howling wolves and calling loons -- just 200 miles from Toronto.

Algonquin Park covers 4,700 square miles -- almost the size of Delaware. With over 1,200 miles of canoe routes and nearly 400 lakes, it can be a daunting task to choose and undertake a trip. Kevin Callan has canoed these routes for two decades, and his advice and descriptions are like having a seasoned guide tailor the perfect trip.

Callan has chosen 25 canoe routes of varying difficulty, from the most popular and easiest to deep backcountry routes most suitable for experienced canoeists. Information has been updated according to any change in park conditions, regulations, closed routes, and so on. He also gives advice on the logistical and practical matters that come with planning a canoe trip, including:

  • Route difficulty
  • Portages
  • Campsite locations
  • Put-in and take-out recommendations
  • Alternative access points
  • Updated list of local outfitters and guides
  • Updated web sites and more.

This updated edition adds routes and maps, and is easier to use.

The Paddler's Guide to Michigan
The Paddler's Guide to Michigan
Paperback      ISBN: 0881509302
The Paddler's Guide to Michigan takes users to the best quiet waters in the Great Lakes state, including rivers, inland lakes, and the Great Lakes. The guide is full of helpful suggestions for how to have the best paddling trips, even at the most popular destinations. Just because a river can be paddled, it doesn't mean the experience will be a good one, so outdoorsman and journalist Jeff Counts has researched and paddled all these waters to bring you tips and details to make your outings as enjoyable as possible. He offers comprehensive information to help those who own kayaks arrange their own trips as well as info for the more casual kayaker who wishes to work with outfitters.
Paddling Connecticut and Rhode Island: Southern New England's Best Paddling Routes
Paddling Connecticut and Rhode Island
Southern New England's Best Paddling Routes
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0762739614
Paddling Connecticut and Rhode Island gives a good variety of paddles from those slow lazy trips to more challenging outings. It includes several coastal and open water expeditions as well a wilderness type trips.
Paddling Idaho: A Guide to the State's Best Paddling Routes
Paddling Idaho
A Guide to the State's Best Paddling Routes
Paperback      ISBN: 1493008439

Idaho's rivers hold a wealth of riches for avid paddlers, floaters, and anglers. Paddling Idaho features the best river trips for the perfect paddle, whether it is a half-day or a full-day trip. History buffs will appreciate the sidebars detailing local information. Look inside to find: -Full-color photos -GPS coordinates -Detailed river descriptions -Maps showing access points and river miles -Level of difficulty, optimal flows, rapids, and other hazards -Historical information For more than twenty-five years, FalconGuides(R) have set the standard for outdoor guidebooks. Written by top experts, each guide invites you to experience the adventure and beauty of the outdoors.

Paddling Kentucky: A Guide to the State's Best Paddling Adventures
Paddling Kentucky
A Guide to the State's Best Paddling Adventures
Paperback      ISBN: 1493024388

Kentucky's waters hold a wealth of riches, and Paddling Kentucky features forty of the best river and trips for avid paddlers, floaters, and anglers. With detailed route descriptions and information on put-in and take-out points, as well as gorgeous photography and maps, this guide is the only book you need to get out on the water and enjoy the Bluegrass State

Paddling Long Island and New York City: The Best Sea Kayaking from Montauk to Manhasset Bay to Manhattan
Paddling Long Island and New York City
The Best Sea Kayaking from Montauk to Manhasset Bay to Manhattan
Paperback      ISBN: 089732529x
Paddling Long Island is the only book on the market to depict routes and destinations across the whole of Long Island and the New York City area. And it showcases 50 of the very best. It is a diverse selection, too. After all, according to skill level, weather, personal mood, and other factors, a paddler may want open, fast water one day, but a quiet, protected experience at another time, and something in-between later on. It's all here, from New York City to the far eastern tip of Long Island's Montauk Point.

What's more, the book's guidance and language are geared to wide-ranging skill levels: the novice will be enlightened and encouraged, and the seasoned kayaker or canoeist will be engaged and engrossed. That is because the author's intimate, lifelong knowledge of the area's waterways shines in his descriptions of natural and social histories, humorous stories, personal anecdotes, and beautiful black-and-white photographs.

In addition, the author provides contact information on local paddling clubs, outfitters, and Internet links. And a final extensive section on personal safety, boat and equipment preparedness, and related topics makes this book an invaluable tool.
Paddling Maryland and Washington, DC: A Guide to the Area's Greatest Paddling Adventures
Paddling Maryland and Washington, DC
A Guide to the Area's Greatest Paddling Adventures
Paperback      ISBN: 1493005936

The rivers of Maryland and Washington, D.C. hold a wealth of splendor from Annapolis to Worcester County. Paddling Maryland and Washington, D.C. features fifty river trips for avid paddlers, floaters, and anglers searching for the perfect paddle, whether it is a half-day or a full-day trip. History buffs will appreciate the sidebars detailing local information. Look inside to find: -Full-color photos -GPS coordinates -Detailed river descriptions -Maps showing access points and river miles -Level of difficulty, optimal flows, rapids, and other hazards -Historical information For more than twenty-five years, FalconGuides(R) have set the standard for outdoor guidebooks. Written by top experts, each guide invites you to experience the adventure and beauty of the outdoors.

Paddling Minnesota
Paddling Minnesota
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1493025120

Minnesota, the 'Land of 10,000 Lakes' is replete with wonderful paddling options for everyone--from families seeking serene waters for youngsters, to expert kayakers looking to test their skills on ripping rapids. This guide, an update of Greg Breining's Official State Guide, includes more than 100 trips and 23 brand-new paddles that represent the full range of paddling experiences Minnesota has to offer, from paddles down the Minnehaha Creek in the heart of the Twin Cities, to excursions through the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Area in the remote northern reaches of the state. Minnesota is a paddler's playground, and this guide is the key to discovering the many wonders of its clear, blue waters. Look inside to find: clear maps, difficulty ratings, and points of special interest, as well as fascinating insights on the history and ecology of the Minnesota waterways.