Skiers love Minocqua, but the area has much to offer paddlers and bikers, too by Mike Ivey Thanks to Minocqua
There are no roads into Ontario’s Wabakimi Provincial Park. Entry is gained via paddling, rail or sea plane. For this particular trip we took a train in and flew out. When the kids, ages 12 and 13, learned of the plan to take a plane out, they could barely contain their excitement.
I paddled a number of sections of Salt Creek, starting at what’s commonly called the “headwaters” – Busse Lake, near Elk Grove Village, Illinois. It’s a 540-acre lake with 20 miles of shoreline located in the 3,700-acre Busse Woods. There are 11 miles of biking and running trails, 30 picnic groves, launch ramps and a new boathouse built in April 2014.
Kayakers joined state and federal officials on September 24 to celebrate the unveiling of two new water-access, kayak campsites at Point Beach State Forest, highlighting the emerging popularity of Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan State Water Trail.
Paddlers throughout the Midwest will perform their freestyle moves this Saturday, August 16, and Sunday, August 17, during the Midwest Freestyle Championships.
When Traverse City Light and Power stopped producing hydroelectric power, a decision was made to remove the dams. When I heard the project was underway, I knew I had to paddle this “new” Boardman River.
The Illinois Water Trail Keepers removed tons of trash – including plastic bags, bottles, cans, buckets, tires, lawn chairs, bicycles, pipes and piles of metal of unknown origin – from an eight-mile stretch of the 31-mile river in Lake County in mid-September.
Children can be fickle, but it is important to remember that the goal is to engender a love for the water. With frequent stops for play, exploration and rest, even the smallest child can be a great companion on the water.
After 50 years of eating backcountry culinary concoctions, I’ve discovered some amazingly good meals can come out of a backpack.
In the obscure sport of marathon canoe racing, the 120-mile AuSable Canoe Marathon has stood out since its start in 1947 as one of the most difficult and longest canoe races in North America. This ultraendurance race attracts paddlers from all over the U.S. and Canada and starts on the last Saturday in July in the rural northern Michigan town of Grayling.