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Fools Flotilla
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Fools’ Flotilla 2018

This year’s event was much improved as far as designated unloading spots and longer-term parking (available at the adjacent Care Wisconsin lot). The clouds were a bit ominous after a morning drizzle which surely kept some people from paddling,…

Token Creek
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Token Creek II

Token Creek Preserve Park to Daentl Road: A pleasant, intimate quietwater trip that starts in a beautiful bubbling natural springs environment with a couple quick riffles, then meanders about a spooky but cool landscape of dead trees, and then…

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…

Platte River
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Platte River VI

County Road E to County Road A: An extremely pretty trip with more bluffs and cliffs than you could shake a stick at – including what may well be the most striking sheer-faced rock wall on the Platte, rivaling…

Tomorrow-Waupaca River
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Tomorrow-Waupaca River Paddle Guide

A classic central Wisconsin river, the Tomorrow-Waupaca serves a two-for-one treat for paddlers seeking small intimacy with swift current through a rural countryside or big, lazy float trips in developed communities. Approximately 60 miles long, the river quietly begins…

Spring Creek
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Spring Creek II

Lee Road to Veterans Memorial Park: A breathtaking trip visually, surrounded by a picturesque glaciated valley of rugged rolling hills, virtually all of which is public land, the aptly named Spring Creek here in the gorgeous Lodi Marsh is fed…

Sheboygan River
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Sheboygan River VI

St. Cloud to Sheboygan Broughton Marsh County Park: A surprisingly varied and pleasant trip for what otherwise might seem like a monotonous marsh, this section of the Sheboygan River rewards paddlers with a historic bridge, woodsy corridors, a labyrinth…

Sheboygan River
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Sheboygan River V

Sheboygan Broughton Marsh County Park to Kiel: An odd duck of a trip if there ever was one, this section of the Sheboygn River begins below one dam and ends above another, with a big ‘ole flatwater, cattail-lined marsh…

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…

Sheboygan River
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Sheboygan River IV

Millhome to Johnsonville: Arguably the wildest and wooliest section of the Sheboygan River, this trip will be most suitable for roguish paddlers who are comfortable with the occasional discomfort of obstacles to dodge in a current that shouldn’t be…

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…

Sheboygan River
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Sheboygan River III

Johnsonville to Dassow Park: One of the prettiest and most intimate segments on the Sheboygan River, this short trip will reward the paddler with clear water, a riffly current, steep wooded and attractively eroded banks, and more solitude than the…

Canoecopia 2018
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Canoecopia 2018 In Review

Canoecopia 2018 has come to a close, but man did we have a great time this year. Timothy gave two excellent talks which based on all the wonderful feedback, were very well-received. This was one of my favorite shows…

Sheboygan River
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Sheboygan River II

Dassow Park to Sheboygan Falls: Everything you could ask for in a river but nothing to go out of your way for unless you live nearby or are passing though, this trip on the Sheboygan is generously endowed with…

Timothy Bauer at Canoecopia 2018
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Timothy Bauer at Canoecopia

It’s hard to believe that we’re only one week away from Canoecopia 2018! Even more exciting is that Miles Paddled’s own Timothy Bauer will be taking the stage to talk about some of his favorite places to paddle in…

Sheboygan River
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Sheboygan River I

Sheboygan Falls to Lake Michigan: Hardly a destination river trip to make a bucket list, but a splendid final segment of a great, underrated river in southeastern Wisconsin. This trip on the Sheboygan is never far away from development…

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…

Bois Brule River
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Bois Brule River Paddle Guide

If you close your eyes and imagine two paddlers from a bygone time in a canoe that’s either lumberjack-red or pine tree-green floating down an intimate copper-colored clear stream trying their luck for trout at the base of a…

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…

2018 Canoecopia Show Guide
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2018 Canoecopia Show Guide

Hey, check it out, Miles Paddled will be represented once again at Canoecopia 2018! That’s right, Timothy will be giving not one but two talks at the big show. Download the 2018 Canoecopia Show Guide here for full details…

Back Forty Mine
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No Back 40 Mine

We have generally steered clear from politics or sounding political, if only because a paddling website feels like neither the time nor place for that. (Besides, there is no shortage of political blogs out there – left, right, or…

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…

Waupaca River
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Waupaca River VI

Buchholz Road to County Highway Q: A long section with a generous mix of good and bad – the pluses being swift current, clear water, giant boulder gardens, attractive tall banks and great accesses; the minuses being notoriously shallow…

milespaddled.com at rutabaga
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An Evening at Rutabaga Paddlesports

We want to extend a huge and heartfelt thanks to those who came out to Rutabaga Thursday night. The attendance was far greater than we could’ve imagined. Your support and enthusiasm left us feeling like rock stars (once again)…

Plover River
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Plover River II

Esker Road to Bevent Drive: A chance encounter with some fellow paddlers led to a wonderful discovery. This often-paddled, but well-kept Central Wisconsin secret, is an exceptional day trip for paddlers with some experience under their belt. With convenient…

Waupaca River
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Waupaca River V

Riverview Park to Reek Road: We’ve paddled the Waupaca many times but never have we explored the section from downtown to Reek Road, which is the furthest access point one can paddle to before reaching the stagnant waters of…

Bark River
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Bark River IV

Highway 164 to Merton: A brief trip made even shorter on account of inauspicious conditions – a river that, this far upstream is more like a brook you’d proverbially jump than a stream you’d paddle, and a streambed that…