Brock Wood is on a journey. He’s kayaking the entire Mississippi River – from Itasca all the way to New Orleans. The kayaks first hit the water on June 17, but for Wood the journey began last year.
A Wisconsin couple planning to kayak the 2,500-mile length of the Mississippi River are preparing to embark on the next part of their journey. An HTR Media report says Janet and Greg Gottsacker of Manitowoc have already paddled the first 500 miles.
A kayaker has arrived in Key West after paddling some 4,000 miles — from the northernmost spots in lower 48 states to the country’s southernmost city.
If you’re around either the Minnesota or Mississippi Rivers this weekend, you’ll likely see lots of kayaks, canoes and paddle boards.
Gov. Mark Dayton announced recently that “State Water Trails Day” is this coming Saturday. His goal is to raise awareness for paddling and boating opportunities throughout Minnesota.