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Kayak and Canoe

Below you can find a ton of useful online resources that will help you learn your new hobby. We go through each link one by one and try to only include free sites with terrific content. If you find a broken link please help us out by contacting us so that we can remove it.

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Canoe and Kayak Mag - Fantastic online kayak and canoe resource with "get started", how to do it, what to take, where to go section...etc. Very complete.


Wikipedia Kayak - Introductory kayak article with information on different kayak types.


Wikipedia Canoe - Introductory canoe article with information on design, construction, and use.


About Kayak and Canoe - Has many informative different sections on Sea Kayak, Whitewater Kayak, Canoe, and terminology


Playak - Online paddling resource with news, reviews, multimedia gallery, and forum for discussing kayak and canoes.


Trails.com - Although I normally do not recommend pay sites, this is an exception because it is unbelievably good. Access 30,000 thousand trail descriptions, maps, aerial photos, topography maps..etc. Covers kayak, canoeing, hiking, hiking, biking, snow, driving...etc. Free 14 day trial!


Technique for Paddling - A great collection of articles with techniques on how to paddle.


What to Take - Over ten different articles showing what you  should take to kayak and canoe trips.


Canoe History - The history of the Canoe.


Kayak Forum - Online forum for discussing Kayak, Canoes and everything related to them.


Sea Kayaker Magazine - Series of online articles on Sea Kayaking, technique, profiles, safety, features...etc.


Kayaking Gear - Purchase your kayak gear at this terrific online store, they have whitewater, touring, and sea kayaking products.