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Another One Bites the Dust: Longtime (and Beloved) Specialty Retailer Mountain Gear Plans to Shutter Doors

Cue up the Queen music: Another specialty shop has thrown in the towel on the tough outdoor (and paddlesports) market, with Spokane, Wash.’s Mountain...

New Reality Adventure Show: The Brigade! Bonus: Meet the Members!

Brace yourself: The newest reality adventure show “The Brigade: Race to the Hudson” has kicked off on the Outdoor Channel, which unites ten strangers...

China Hosts Biggest Ever Dragon Boat World Cup

An incredible 37 team from 29 countries are taking part in this weekend’s International Canoe Federation dragon boat world cup in Ningbo, China, making...

Madawaska Kanu Centre Named a Canadian Signature Experience

The Madawaska Kanu Centre was recently named a Canadian Signature Experience, one of only ten launched by the country’s national tourism board for the...

Using Paddling Events for Fundraising: Case Study — RiverTrek and Florida’s Apalachicola River

Story by Doug Alderson From paddling races to kayak poker runs, many nonprofit groups use events as engaging opportunities to raise funds. Starting with the basics:...

Slalom World Titles and Olympic Quotas on the Line in Spain

Olympic spots are looming. The biggest field of athletes in more than 15 years will take to the waters of La Seu in Spain...

Watch Jessica Fox’s Blistering World Cup Slalom Run Here!

Want to see paddling perfection? Check out Australian phenom Jessica Fox’s winning kayak run at the World Cup finals in the Czech Republic —...

Bending Branches Launches Sustainable Catalyst Canoe Paddle at PSR

The latest from Bending Branches, coming out at this week's third-annual Paddlesports Retailer tradeshow, is the new Catalyst canoe paddle. According to the brand,...

Check Out This Little Known Whitewater Park in the Outdoor Mecca of Northwest Arkansas

While neighboring Bentonville, Arkansas, and its popular mountain bike trail system gets much of the national hooplah when it comes to recreating in Northwest...

New Sport of Extreme Slalom Making Waves

A record 36 nations competing in the extreme canoe slalom competition at the recent Junior and U23 Canoe Slalom World Championships underlined the meteroric growth...

A Madawaska Kanu Centre Family Story

Essay by Adrick Brock Up until he turned 40, my dad received from my grandma a $50 bill for his birthday. He was bashful about...

Molto Bono! Italy Celebrates Best Slalom Weekend Ever

Italy recorded its best ever world cup result and Australia’s Jessica Fox returned to the winner’s podium for the first time this season on...

Wade Blackwood Resigns As ACA ED

Wade Blackwood, executive director of the American Canoe Association, has resigned his position, just four months after the departure of ACA COO Chris Stec....

Paddlesports Museum Underway in Southeast

Want to see some classic paddlesports gear? Head to Asheville, N.C. While the town fell short in its bid to host the International Whitewater Hall...

Come to Daddy’s: Tennessee’s Daddy’s Creek a Whitewater Haven

Daddy’s Creek meanders through Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau—most of the year. But, after heavy rainfall, it becomes one of the East Coast’s most exciting free-flowing...

International Whitewater Hall of Fame to Headquarter in Richmond

Richmond, Va., and its James River, will soon be home to the International Whitewater Hall of Fame. After a nationwide search led by the IWHOF...

Loony Laws Concerning Canoes

Prohibited from sitting in a canoe while reading comic books? Banned from using a feather duster to tickle a girl in a canoe? These laws and...

Nova Craft Canoe Sold

After 50 years in the canoe making business and 30 under owner Tim Miller, Nova Craft Canoe has new a owner and president in Chris...

Learn These Outlandish Dirtbag Desert Dweller Recipes in New Book by Morgan Sjogren

Perfect for raft guides on their days off or looking to try something new on the river, adventure writer and land activist Morgan Sjogren...

Get Kids Paddling for a Lifetime with New Avid4 Adventure Camp Expansions

Paddling parents looking to pass on their passion for watersports, while maintaining their summer sanity, look no further. We all want to do our...

Strokes for all Folks: Canoecopia Goes Big in Mad Town

Don't be surprised is your local waterways were a little less crowded last weekend. On March 7-10, more than 20,000 paddlers of all strokes descended...

It’s Official: President Signs Lands Package with New Wild And Scenic Designations

River lovers rejoice! With the stroke of a pen, more than 621 miles of new Wild and Scenic River designation are greeting paddlers as...

Hell or High Water Author Peter Heller Releases New Novel: The River

Longtime whitewater kayaker and author Peter Heller is well known amongst paddlers for such non-fiction works as Hell or High Water, depicting Scott Lindgren...

Boundary Waters Reservation Glitch Delays Permitting

Planning to paddle the Boundary Waters the summer? Get in line.            The reservation system used to issue permits to the BWCA...

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PL Q&A Exclusive: Filmmaker Scott Blankenfeld Releases New Vid of Cali’s South Silver First Descent

First run in the late ‘90s, California’s South Silver drains the Sierra Nevada in a torrent of cascades, creating...
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Smokeless Fire Made Possible with BioLite’s FirePit+

Ideal for cool quarantine nights, BioLite’s FirePit+ makes smokeless fire possible in any environment.  Review by Shae Laplace When I say...

Choo-choo Chew on This: Colorado’s Browns Canyon Threatened by Oil Trains

Paddlers taking to Colorado’s beloved Browns Canyon of the Arkansas could soon see the iconic wilderness whitewater run jeopardized...

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How One California Outfitter Has Weathered 4 Fires (and now COVID)

For river outfitter Russian River Adventures, located in the...

Nation’s Top River Sojourns

To "sojourn" is "to dwell in a place temporarily."...
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