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2019

Safety Tips For Paddling Trips
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Safety Tips for Paddling Trips

We were recently invited by the River Alliance of Wisconsin to help create some safety paddling videos. The collaboration resulted in what we believe are important (and hopefully useful) videos for being prepared and safe on the water. Timothy was…

Badfish Creek
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Badfish Creek III

Old Stage Road to Casey Road: It’s no secret that we love Badfish Creek, or that this is our absolute favorite paddling stretch near Madison – we’ve directed paddlers to Old Stage Road numerous times over the last decade.…

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Paddle Wisconsin Interactive Map

Our friends at the River Alliance of Wisconsin have created a fantastic interactive map chock-full of information on streams to canoe and kayak throughout Wisconsin. Based on information from “Rick Kark’s Canoeing & Kayaking Guide to 309 Wisconsin Streams”…

Wisconsin River
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Wisconsin River XVII

Touring the Blue Heron Island Loop in Portage County: A circumnavigatory exploration of the backwaters and archipelagic cluster of wild islands surrounded by civilization, this trip is a perfect example of finding adventure (and solitude) in your own backyard,…

Wisconsin River
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Wisconsin River XVI

Lake DuBay Dam to County Road HH: An often overlooked section of the mighty Wisconsin River, this trip doesn’t offer the rapids further north or the rock outcrops and wooded bluffs down south, but it does reward the paddler with…

Black River
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Black River IV

River Avenue to Riviera Avenue: A gorgeous and largely undeveloped stretch of the beloved Black River, this trip features some of the best “lightwater” rapids anywhere on the Black with two separate stretches of mile-long and half-mile long Class…

Horseshoe Island
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Lake Michigan: Horseshoe Island

Touring Horseshoe Island in Door County: There are a lot of opportunities for paddling in Door County, but here’s a great half-day destination paddle to a crescent-shaped island that offers a short hike, as well as prime fishing within…

Pewaukee River
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Pewaukee River

Koepp Park to Bluemound Road: Here’s an example of a one-star paddle that’s given leniency only because of its potential (you’re about to hear that word a lot in this report), and because it was written up in a guidebook…

Plover River
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Plover River III

Shantytown Road to Jordan Park: A long daytrip that’s not without its perks – wild-feeling woods, abundant wildlife, a boisterous boulder garden, spooky floodplains, gorgeous water clarity, and fun sandy undercut banks – but this stretch of the Plover…

Plover River
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Plover River I

Jordan Park to Iverson Park: One of the best examples of “finding adventure in your backyard,” this last segment of the Plover River through Stevens Point makes for a wonderful day trip through a mix of floodplains, tall sand…

Wisconsin Public Radio
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The Larry Meiller Show: Discovering Canoeing And Kayaking Routes

Thanks to Wisconsin Public Radio’s Larry Meiller Show for hosting Timothy in-studio once again to talk about canoeing and kayaking Wisconsin, his guidebook, and other paddling-related topics. It’s always interesting to hear what kinds of questions people are going to…

Bark River
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Bark River VI

Sugar Island Road to Atkins-Olson Memorial Park: Quite possibly the prettiest part of the Bark River, with crystal clear water, lush sand and/or gravel bottoms, a mix of marsh and woods with pines, tamaracks, oaks, this scenic trip packs…

Wedges Creek
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Wedges Creek II

County Road B to Rouse Road: An extraordinary gem of a stream quietly tucked away in the paddling playground of the Black River Falls area, Wedges offers a little bit of everything: clear water, occasional riffles, a handful of…

Black River East Fork
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Black River: East Fork II

Steponik Road to Overguard Road: A beautiful and almost entirely undeveloped swath of classic central Wisconsin landscape featuring tall pines, root beer-hued water, and modest granite outcrops, this section of the Black River’s East Fork is characterized by calm…

Lulu Lake
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Lulu Lake

Touring Lulu Lake in the Kettle Moraine State Forest: Take a lake to find another lake, a secret lake, one that’s surrounded by public land in the Kettle Moraine State Forest and protected as a state natural area, this little…

Bark River
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Bark River V

County Road E to Hagedorn Road: A two-for-one trip that demonstrates the admirable diversity of the understated Bark River, featuring a classic river-lake-river pattern through a mostly undeveloped landscape, the paddler can do these segments as two separate trips…

Canoecopia 2019
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Canoecopia 2019 In Review

Canoecopia 2019 is behind us and yet again, it didn’t disappoint. Timothy gave four excellent talks on two different topics, which rest assured, were equal parts educational and entertaining. He also sold and signed a bunch of guidebooks –…

2019 Canoecopia Show Guide
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2019 Canoecopia Show Guide

Canoecopia 2019 is upon us and this year’s Show Guide is available for download here. This year, we’ll be keeping busy throughout all three days of the event. Not only is Timothy giving three talks on two different topics, but we…

American Whitewater
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American Whitewater Supporters

Miles Paddled was blessed with a great 2018. Not only were we able to donate to the River Alliance for the third year in a row, but I’m happy to announce that we were also able to make a…