Kayaks

St. Anthony Main Lock & Dam Kayak Tour

Mississippi River Lock Closure Halts Popular Kayak Tour

On Tuesday at 11:59 p.m., the Upper St. Anthony lock closed its doors for a final time. Last year, Congress ordered the lock closed to try to stop the northward spread of invasive Asian carp up the Mississippi.

06/11/2015

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Organizers Seek Paddlers For Every Mile Of Minnesota River

Paddling enthusiasts are trying to get a huge number of canoes and kayaks onto the Minnesota River Saturday for National Get Outdoors Day. Alex Watson, a regional naturalist for the Department of Natural Resources, says the goal is to get people to paddle every navigable mile of the Minnesota River.

06/08/2015

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Finding Minnesota: Floating The Scenic, Gentle Cannon River

Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes offer wide-open spaces for fast boats and personal watercraft. But for a quieter, more relaxing day on the water, there are seven rivers in the state, designated as “wild, scenic and recreational.”

07/16/2013

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Finding Minnesota: Alex Comb’s Handcrafted Canoes

Summertime will bring the annual flood of vacationers onto Minnesota’s many lakes and rivers. And for many of them it will mean peaceful paddling in a canoe or kayak – or maybe a gentle ride in a rowboat.

06/25/2013

Fort Snelling

Canoeists Take The Mississippi River Challenge

If you’re around either the Minnesota or Mississippi Rivers this weekend, you’ll likely see lots of kayaks, canoes and paddle boards.

07/28/2012

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Helicopter Video: Devastation In Duluth

Parking lots usually crowded with cars are now replaced by lakes. Streets are now rivers – kayaks are the best way to get around.

06/20/2012

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Door County Advertises With Kayaks On Minn. Taxis

Tourism officials in Door County are using an unconventional advertising method to persuade Minnesota residents to go kayaking in Wisconsin. Officials have outfitted seven taxis in the Twin Cities area with real kayaks on their roofs.

05/18/2012

lake superior, duluth

Wis. Dad, Sons Paddle 72 Days Around Lake Superior

A northern Wisconsin man and his three sons have made a 72-day, 1,600-mile journey by kayak around Lake Superior to raise money for charity.

08/09/2011