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Whitewater slalom world champion Scott Shipley. Photo courtesy S2O Designs.
Whitewater slalom world champion Scott Shipley. Photo courtesy S2O Designs.

Kayaking champion helps design whitewater parks in Canton, Potsdam

The country's best known whitewater kayaking champion is helping design whitewater courses in Canton and Potsdam. Three time World Cup winner and three time Olympian Scott Shipley met with community members Monday night.  Go to full article
Exploring the big water of the seaway
Exploring the big water of the seaway

On the Seaway's margins, a natural world

This week, our Adirondack reporter Brian Mann has been exploring the St. Lawrence Seaway. Construction of the massive system of locks and channels in the 1950s changed the river profoundly. As part of his trip, Brian set off in his kayak around Wellesley Island, to see if he could catch a glimpse of what the St. Lawrence might have looked like before all that. He sent back an audio postcard.  Go to full article
Baylor Johnson and Dan McConnell stand before a potential whitewater park spot
Baylor Johnson and Dan McConnell stand before a potential whitewater park spot

Plans for whitewater "play park" in Canton

This weekend, the village of Canton will be a haven for flatwater paddlers with the 50th anniversary of the Rushton canoe races.

There are also plans in the works to make better use of the Grasse River's whitewater. Planners are exploring construction of a "whitewater play park" at four sites on the Grasse in Canton. There's a public meeting on the subject tonight at 5:30 at the Grasse River Heritage building in the village.

David Sommerstein caught up with two of the organizers, Baylor Johnson and Dan McConnell.  Go to full article
Do paddlers need more protection?  (NCPR file photo)
Do paddlers need more protection? (NCPR file photo)

Paddler death on Lake George sparks call for change

A district attorney in Saratoga County says New York's legislature needs to change state navigation law to protect kayakers and other paddlers.

The issue arose after a paddler was killed last June on Lake George after his kayak was struck by a motorboat.

Brian Mann has our story.  Go to full article

Charges and questions after kayaking death on Lake George

A Queensbury man faces a charge of reckless operation after a fatal collision yesterday with kayakers on Lake George. Warren County Sheriff's Lieutenant Robert Smith says 73-year-old Donald Peltier apparently did not see the man and woman paddling separate boats on the lake's choppy water. The body of 63-year-old Peter Snyder, of Troy, NY, was pulled from the lake around 8 o'clock Wednesday night. His wife, Bonita Hagan, was also thrown into the water by Peltier's motorboat. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article
A fern meadow on Schuyler Island (Photo:  Brian Mann)
A fern meadow on Schuyler Island (Photo: Brian Mann)

Audio postcard: Kayaking and camping on Lake Champlain's Schuyler Island

Schuyler Island, on Lake Champlain, is one of the most historic places in the North Country. Benedict Arnold fled there with his rebel fleet after the Battle of Valcour Island in 1776.

These days, the 120-acre island is part of the Adirondack Park, with wild forests and meadows and marshes. Brian Mann paddled to Schuyler Island for a camping trip last weekend and sends this audio postcard.  Go to full article

Celebrating a new season of paddling

Thousands of paddlers are gathering in Old Forge for Adirondack Paddlefest 2010 this weekend. Its biggest draw is an opportunity to test paddle hundreds of different canoes and kayaks. Manufacturers use the weekend to unveil some of the latest designs and materials. Todd Moe talks with John Nemjo, owner of Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company. He's the organizer of the annual event that draws outdoors enthusiasts from around the country.  Go to full article

A new guide to paddling heaven

Just in time for the paddling season, there's a new book that features and celebrates the Northern Forest Canoe Trail -- a 740-mile water trail that stretches from the Adirondacks into northern Maine. Todd Moe talks with Kate Williams, Executive Director of Northern Forest Canoe Trail, Inc about the new guidebook. It includes maps, photos and narratives, and is designed for casual and serious paddlers wanting to explore the region.  Go to full article
Sun and cloud created complex textures on Lake Champlain (Photos:  Brian Mann)
Sun and cloud created complex textures on Lake Champlain (Photos: Brian Mann)

Audio Postcard: Thankful for Lake Champlain, a kayak, and a warm day

Thanksgiving day was unseasonably warm across the North Country. Our Adirondack bureau chief, Brian Mann, took advantage of the weather to head out for a kayak trip on Lake Champlain. He sent this audio postcard.  Go to full article

Intimate views of Lake Champlain from water level

A new book celebrates the joys and adventures of kayaking on Lake Champlain. It offers a view of the big lake from water level. Margy Holden and Cathy Frank spent five summers paddling their kayaks around the lake and its islands. They logged more than 700 miles. Todd Moe talks with them about their book, A Kayaker's Guide to Lake Champlain. They both live on Grand Isle, and planned the trip after a casual conversation at the local grocery store. Cathy says it began with a paddle around Grand Isle.  Go to full article

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