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Fools Flotilla 2017
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Fools’ Flotilla Video

The annual Fools’ Flotilla – an event to raise awareness of the work of the Wisconsin River Alliance – is this Sunday, June 10th. Last year, the first family of Miles Paddled took part and we had a blast! Take…

10 Favorite Paddling Videos
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10 Favorite Paddling Videos

Years ago, I started recording paddles after I fell in love with videos found on YouTube created by Tom Lindblade, and then later Mark and Mary Morrall who once produced paddling DVDs of local trails. They were the inspiration…

Plover River
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Plover River Video: Esker Road to Bevent Drive

One of our favorites in Central Wisconsin, this section of the Plover River is an exceptional day trip for paddlers. And with convenient access points, countless riffles, mild rapids and amazing boulder gardens, it combines all our favorite elements of…

Waupaca River
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Waupaca River Video: Riverview Park to Reek Road

The Waupaca River from downtown to Highway 22 is a surprisingly fun section, though it’s rarely paddled. The last few miles after 22, however, are often slow, uneventful and a little noisy from the highway that gets closer and…

Fond Du Lac River West Branch
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West Branch of the Fond Du Lac River Video

One of the biggest surprise discoveries of 2017 was the West Branch of the Fond Du Lac River. At the right levels, this paddle is extremely fun, full of lengthy riflly runs in an engaging and ever-changing environment. It…

Crystal River
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Crystal River Video: Little Hope to Shadow Lake

Clocking in at just over four miles, this popular and easy paddle down the last legs of the beautiful Crystal River is perfect for beginners or those looking for a leisurely afternoon. And if you were ever curious as…

Robinson Creek
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Robinson Creek Video: Old County Road I to Kelly Road

Black River Falls is one of our favorite areas to paddle in Wisconsin because of creeks like Robinson. With narrow corridors, beautiful outcrops, lengthy riffly stretches and woodsy surroundings, it’s a very engaging, intimate and fun paddle. Have a…

Ahnapee River
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Ahnapee River Video: Frontier Park to Jacobus Park

Quitewater paddlers will enjoy this estuary paddle that starts in Forestville, Wisconsin, and ends in Lake Michigan. With a convenient waves-to-trails bike shuttle along the Ahnapee State Trail, and the excellent Ahnapee Brewery at the take-out in Algoma, this…

Piscasaw Creek
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Piscasaw Creek Video: Streit Road to Denny Road

On this return trip to the Piscasaw, (only a few days after our first-ever visit) we were treated to a more interesting run than upstream due to three runnable farm dams, and a very swift and riffly current. With…

Piscasaw Creek
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Piscasaw Creek Video: Maxon Road to Streit Road

The Piscasaw, located near Chemung in Illinois, is a great little prairie creek best caught in Spring when the water is up. This section has very mild riffles so beginners shouldn’t find it too challenging but do expect to…

Mirror Lake
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Mirror Lake Video

Mirror Lake, a popular paddling destination located near the Wisconsin Dells, offers a diverse canoe and kayak experience not often found in a lake setting. It’s wonderfully scenic and especially pretty in fall. Have a look. (Adjust to 1080p…

Onion River
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Onion River Video: County Road V to Sheboygan Falls

Almost definitely a spring trip, or after heavy rains, the Onion River is a fun little paddle with a swift current, mild waves and splashy riffles. Have a look. (Adjust to 1080p for the best picture). Onion River I County…

Bois Brule River
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Bois Brule River Video: Highway 13 to Lake Superior

Combining light-whitewater, riffles and flatwater that culminates in a meeting with the majestic Lake Superior, the last miles of the Bois Brule River are as varied of a paddle as one could ask for. Have a look. (Adjust to 1080p…

Billings Creek
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Billings Creek Video

Have a look at Billings, a scenic and intimate driftless creek and tributary of the Kickapoo River. This was one of our favorite paddles of 2016. (Adjust to 1080p for the best picture). Billings Creek County Road F to Landing…

Covel Creek
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Covel Creek Video

Covel is an absolutely beautiful Illinois creek full of stunning scenery and continuous rapids – neither of which are evident from the put-in or take-out. This hidden gem is a thirsty creek, but paddlers who like small streams will…

Big Bureau Creek
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Big Bureau Creek Video

Big Bureau is the kind of creek you have to hit at just the right levels, and one that we’ve wanted to paddle from the moment we laid eyes on it in videos from Tom Lindblade and Morrall River…

Grant River
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Grant River Video: County Road U to Chaffie Hollow Road

Years between visits, this return paddle was an absolutely delightful run on a beautiful section of the Grant River located in the Wisconsin driftless region which is flanked by modest hillsides, some beautiful rock formations and one glorious seep as the…

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

When it comes to driftless paddles, the Grant River is as captivating as they come with endlessly engaging twists, turns, rock formations and riffles. (Adjust to 1080p for the best picture). Grant River I Short Cut Road to County Road…

Wisconsin River Upper Dells
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Wisconsin River: Upper Dells Video

Best explored with paddle in hand, the Dells of the Wisconsin River is a must-visit destination. Have a look at part one our annual fall flotilla on the Upper Dells...…

Wedges Creek Video
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Wedges Creek Video: Middle Road to Riviera Avenue

Best caught at higher levels than when we visited it, Wedges Creek is a seldom paddled gem located in Black River Falls. The highlight of this trip was not the creek itself however, but the extended section of the…