Paddling

  • Kayaking the Apostles

    The wild 21-island archipelago around Wisconsin's Bayfield Peninsula is the preserve of paddlers.

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  • Kayak klatch

    Paddling festivals on Lake Superior and Lake Michigan are good places to mingle and learn.

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  • A spin on the Kinni

    From the friendly college town of River Falls, it's a wild ride on water, then roads.

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  • Wausau's liquid assets

    In this sporty town on the Wisconsin River, just go with the flow.

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  • Tranquility in the Turtle-Flambeau

    Near the northeast Wisconsin town of Mercer, paddling is as wild as you want it to be.

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  • Kayaking the Rossport Islands

    Off Lake Superior's north shore, a lighthouse is an irresistible destination for kayakers.

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  • Chasing the Kickapoo

    In southwest Wisconsin, a looping river plays peekaboo.

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  • Crazy about kayaks

    A big paddle-sports expo in Madison is the place to look for a boat of your own.

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  • Minnesota's Boundary Waters

    For paddlers, this vast wilderness is the promised land.

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  • Along for the glide

    On rivers, guided paddle trips offer a one-way ticket with nonstop scenery.

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  • Road trip: Wisconsin River

    The valleys and bluffs around Prairie du Sac draw paddlers, hikers and Sunday drivers.

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  • On the water in West Duluth

    On the once-gritty St. Louis River, boaters and birders enjoy the scenery.

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  • 15 great rivers for paddling

    On a fine day, go sightseeing in a canoe or kayak.

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  • Paddling the Bois Brule

    The lively Brule is cherished by presidents, paddlers, fishermen and wildlife-watchers.

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  • Whitewater 101

    In Wisconsin, novice kayakers learn the moves at Bear Paw Outdoor Adventure Resort.

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  • Paddling the Chicago River

    After years of neglect, this urban waterway has become a place to play.

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  • Historic boathouses of Minocqua

    In a Wisconsin resort town, the wealthy built playrooms on water.

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  • Floating Missouri

    Streams and springs beg to be explored in the down-home Ozarks.

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  • Planning a paddle trip

    If you'd like to hit the waterways this summer, you'll find lots of encouragement.

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  • Trying kayaking

    Think the sport looks cool? It's easy to get your feet wet.

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