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

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

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: Safety, Water Toys, Canoes & Kayaks

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

BRP recently launched a new pilot program, Uncharted Society, that will offer more than 40 expertly curated experiences using powersports vehicles in the United States. From the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, the Gulf of Mexico, the Rockies, Joshua Tree, and many more bucket-list destinations, you will be able to live out unique

tags: Company Expansions, Lifestyle, Personal Watercraft, Rentals, Travel, Water Toys, Boat Club

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

They say any boat represents a compromise. By design, a particular vessel will be better suited for accommodating one activity over another. However, one of the joys of boating and boat ownership is that the majority of watercraft are adaptable, allowing passengers the opportunity to engage in multiple on-water pursuits. For example,

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Fishing, Retrofitting, Towables, Water Toys, Accessories

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

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Boating Industry, the monthly U.S. boating business magazine, has listed the new Waketoon Surf Series Pontoon from Avalon & Tahoe Manufacturing among the top new products of the year. The versatile boat combines the most sought-after benefits of both a high-performance pontoon boat and the increasingly popular wakesurf boats into

tags: New Boat Models, Water Toys, Awards

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

There was tremendous excitement at this year’s Minneapolis Boat Show in late January as Avalon & Tahoe Mfg., a vertically integrated builder of luxury pontoon boats, introduced a world-first wakesurf pontoon boat called Waketoon Surf Series. As pontoon boat sales have grown exponentially and wakesurf boats have gained in

tags: New Boat Models, Towables, Water Toys, Inland Boating

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

Friday, November 29, 2019

Enhance the life of a boater that you love! Here are some perfect ideas for making sure the next gift-giving occasion is smooth sailing. Many have special pricing with Great Lakes Scuttlebutt-specific coupon codes. Make sure to use them before checkout! Scroll to view, or click to jump right to each item. Dry Tote by Bitter End

tags: Boat Club, Books & Charts, Cleaners, Clothing & Shoes, Electronics, Gift Ideas, Paddleboards, Water Toys, Accessories

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