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Friday, August 14, 2020

Kayak owners can secure their kayak to a rooftop rack or trailer to protect it from theft with BOLT Lock’s “Breakthrough One-Key Lock Technology” Cable Locks. BOLT Locks operate using the vehicle ignition key. Specially crafted tumblers permanently learn the vehicle ignition key the first time it is inserted into the

tags: Accessories, Canoes & Kayaks, Water Toys

Monday, August 10, 2020

It’s a message that bears repeating, especially during the final stretch of Michigan summer. When swimming, kayaking, boating or fishing, put safety first and never underestimate weather, water conditions or the value of a life jacket. Strong currents can happen in all water types and depths, even shallow water. Lt. Gerald

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Safety, Boating 101, Canoes & Kayaks

Sunday, August 2, 2020

In this era of social distancing, many people are discovering, or rediscovering, the pleasure of time on the water. Paddle sports are a great way to explore the beauty of Michigan’s lakes and rivers, and now they also can be an opportunity to protect these precious resources. With support from the Michigan Invasive Species

tags: Canoes & Kayaks, Dept of Natural Resources, Education, Environmental Impact, Paddleboards, Water Toys

Monday, July 27, 2020

With more than 3,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline and thousands of miles of rivers and streams, Michigan offers ample opportunity to traverse the state over the water – no matter the size or speed of your vessel. While designated water trails are a relatively recent development, use of Michigan’s waterways for

by: Casey Warner, Michigan DNR

tags: Canoes & Kayaks, Dept of Natural Resources, History, Paddleboards, Travel, Water Toys

Thursday, July 23, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is leading to more recreational boats and paddlers hitting the water, all trying to have fun in a safe way. So what are these two groups doing this season to safely share more crowded waters? “Ultimately, it’s about looking out for each other,” says BoatUS Foundation Assistant Director of

tags: Canoes & Kayaks, Safety, Water Toys

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Designed with the help and suggestions from many dock and waterfront property owners, Seahorse Fender and Docking’s new Light Craft Launch and Stow was designed to give you back your dock space by storing your kayaks and paddleboards in a convenient, safe, and compact location. Property owners with a bulkhead, seawall, or dock

tags: Boat Docks, Canoes & Kayaks, Storage, Water Toys

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Parks and Watercraft will offer $500,000 in grants to improve boating access for hand-powered watercraft at public facilities across the state. Applicants may request up to $75,000 for a single project during the grant period. “Ohio has experienced extraordinary

by: Tim Petrides

tags: Canoes & Kayaks, Inland Boating, Lake Erie, Water Toys

Monday, December 16, 2019

The new Mirage Passport 12 by Hobie is a longer, larger, and more fishing-centric Passport than its wildly successful predecessor, the Passport 10.5. Powered by the original MirageDrive® Classic with ST Fins, this highly manageable 12-foot pedal kayak takes kayakers where they want to go with ease and world-class Hobie

tags: Canoes & Kayaks, Fishing, Inland Boating

Friday, August 9, 2019

Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director Mary Mertz designated the Lake Erie Islands Water Trail as Ohio’s 12th state water trail in a ceremony today. The trail consists of five separate sections totaling more than 50 miles around North Bass, Middle Bass and South Bass islands, Kelleys Island and along the mainland

tags: Canoes & Kayaks, Dept of Natural Resources, Destination, Lake Erie

Thursday, May 23, 2019

The United States Power Squadrons® (USPS) continues the debut of its third season of safe-boating videos on America’s Boating Channel™ with “SAFETY TIPS FOR PADDLE SPORTS,” which can be found online at americasboatingchannel.com and as a free mobile app available at Apple’s App Store and Google Play.

tags: Canoes & Kayaks, Paddleboards, Safety, Water Toys

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