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2019

2019 Miles Paddled Outtakes
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Miles Paddled Outtakes 2017-2019

Throughout the last three years, we’ve gathered some mildly amusing outtakes from our adventures documenting rivers and creeks throughout Wisconsin (and our neighbors). It might be a stretch to call these entertaining, but it’s certainly revealing to see what…

Devil's Lake
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Devil’s Lake Video

An extraordinarily short but delightful paddle within Wisconsin’s most popular State Park, this little adventure provides a different perspective to the towering bluffs of Devil’s Lake, and is especially appealing during the peak colors of fall. (Adjust to 1080p for…

Robinson Creek
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Robinson Creek Video: Kelly Road to West Pine Hill Road

The fabled lower section of Robinson Creek features no fewer than five Class II-III ledges through a series of two separate mini canyons. As such, this trip demands caution and care, and should be considered only by experienced paddlers…

Turtle Creek
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Turtle Creek Video: O’Riley Road to Sweet-Allyn Park

Turtle Creek is one of our favorite paddles in Southern Wisconsin. This section is rather tame with wide and long straightaways, but the payoff of paddling beneath the beautiful Tiffany Stone Arch bridge is the cherry on top of this…

Cannon River Video
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Cannon River Video: Cannon Falls to Welch

We love paddling our neighboring states, especially Minnesota’s driftless region. Here, we returned to the Cannon River to explore a section quite popular for canoeing, kayaking and tubing. With that in mind, do know that you’ll company along the…

Badfish Creek Video
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Scuppernong River Video: Highway 106 to County Road D

If you’ve ever wondered about the Scuppernong, wonder no more. It’s flat and often channelized, but mostly marsh-like and open. And it’s full of birds and sometimes boats. On this beautiful blue-skied Sunday in early-August, it made for a…

Badfish Creek Video
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Badfish Creek Video: Old Stage Road to Casey Road

This section of Badfish Creek is our absolute favorite paddle near Madison. With almost always reliable water levels, riffles, sand/gravel bars, and maintained access points, it’s as delightful of a paddle experience one could ask for. Here’s a look at last…

Horseshoe Island Video
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Horseshoe Island Video: Door County, Wisconsin

Have a look at the there-and-back Door County diversion we had last July by paddling some big-lake (or big-Bay, I suppose) waters on our way to hike around Horseshoe Island. It’s a great paddle so long as the water…

Pewaukee River Video
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Pewaukee River Video: Koepp Park to Bluemound Road

It’s been well documented that at the right water levels, the Pewaukee River has proven potential. But on this specific day, it was far too low – which made for a half weed-choked and half-hoofing-it type of “paddle.” As…

Grant River Video
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Grant River Video: Short Cut Road to County Road U

In 2019, we returned to one of our favorite sections of the Grant River. Although we didn’t update the trip report (since nothing was notably different) we did capture the trip on video again. What was unique this time…

2019 Year in Review
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Miles Paddled 2019 Year in Review

2019 was another eventful year for Milespaddled.com, so before fully embracing 2020, we thought we’d take a moment to look back at some of the notable things that came about this year. After finishing our year-long Tenth Anniversary celebration we got…

19 Best Paddles of 2019
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19 Best Paddles of 2019

Today we once again say goodbye to one paddling season and welcome in another. But before we officially sunset 2019 and head into year number twelve of Milespaddled.com, we bring you our annual look back at our favorite paddles…

40 Gifts for Canoers and Kayakers
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40 Unique Gifts For Paddlers

Black Friday is here, which means it’s time to start shopping for your special paddling brothers and sisters. Once again, Miles Paddled has got you covered by bravely wading into the sea of Amazon to discover the unique (and sometimes…

Black River
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Black River V

Willard Road to Grand Avenue: A long outing that could be easily divided into two separate day trips on account of excellent accesses, this stretch of the beloved Black River offers the paddler a medley of outstanding features such…

Northstar Canoes Poster Contest
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Cliff’s Canoe

This is less of a Miles Paddled story and more of a personal tale of achievement, but it’s paddling-related and sure to be of interest to paddlers the world over (totally kidding of course, maybe a couple zip codes…

Plover River
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Plover River IV

Boundary Road to Kristof Road: An exhilarating section of the upper Plover River with spectacular boulder gardens, thrilling Class I rapids, and a gorgeous, mostly undeveloped landscape of thick woods. This trip does however, have a few tricky situations…

Wisconsin River
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Wisconsin River XVIII

Al Tech Park to West River Drive: A fun and scenic trip featuring terrific accesses and excellent wildlife, together with a tranquil drift that’s fit for beginners, this overlooked section of the Wisconsin River has a lot to look…

Canoe and Kayak Apparel
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New Paddling Apparel

Hey all, we’ve added a bunch of new apparel options to the Miles Paddled Spreadshirt Shop. Now we have hoodies, baseball tees, tank tops, and even more t-shirts offered in even more brands. Some are cheaper than the premium…

Devil's Lake
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Devil’s Lake

Touring Devil’s Lake in Devil’s Lake State Park: An extraordinarily short but delightful paddle within Wisconsin’s most popular State Park, this little adventure provides a different perspective to the towering bluffs of Devil’s Lake, and is especially appealing during the…

Robinson Creek
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Robinson Creek II

Kelly Road to West Pine Hill Road: The fabled lower section of Robinson Creek features no fewer than five Class II-III ledges through a series of two separate mini canyons. As such, this trip demands caution and care, and…

Wisconsin Shipwrecks
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Wisconsin Shipwrecks

It doesn’t get much cooler than this. The Wisconsin Historical Society recently shared news that paddlers can now find direct GPS coordinates to shipwreck sites as well as nearby access points. “Boaters, kayakers, beach walkers, divers, etc. can now…

Turtle Creek
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Turtle Creek II

O’Riley Road to Sweet-Allyn Park: Upstream from the most fun and interesting stretch of Turtle Creek lies a wooly (but not wild) trip on a rather wide and slow stretch. This quiet excursion (aside from some highway noise) is…

Cannon River
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Cannon River II

Cannon Falls to Welch: A bluff country paddle full of numerous riffles, gravel bars and island channels that cut through bluffed-valleys 300′ tall along the eastern edge of Minnesota’s Driftless region, this popular section of the Cannon River is…

The Driftless 250
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The Driftless 250

By now, you might’ve heard of The Driftless 250 (also known as The Drifty 250, an alliteration we aboulutely love), a 250-mile, 7-day, bike, paddle and camping event. What started as a small group of friends out on an adventure became…

Little Wolf River
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Little Wolf River IV

Big Falls to Highway 110: A lively and lovely trip beginning at the base of a rough-and-tumble Class III-IV falls and featuring an exhilarating Class II rapids shortly afterward, with a bounty of big boulder gardens and innumerable riffles…

Scuppernong River
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Scuppernong River

Highway 106 to County Road D: A birder’s paradise and paddler’s quagmire, this section of the Scuppernong is part of the Glacial Heritage Area and might be of interest to silent sport enthusiasts. Well, except when a jon boat…