Tag Archives: Canoeing

Nothing beats fall for paddling

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Lake Michigan Water Trail A Mecca for Paddlers

By Howard Meyerson When Dan Plath and his friends set off in late July to paddle 50 miles along the southern Lake Michigan shoreline, their journey will be one of adventure and celebration. Plath — an environmental scientist and president … Continue reading

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A cold day in May paddling for wooden canoe enthusiasts

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It was a day of rain, sleet and snow. Winds were barreling down from the northwest, but that didn’t keep these intrepid paddlers from gathering as they do this time of year. Michigan chapter members of the Wooden Canoe Heritage … Continue reading

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Artisans Gone Wild: Creative living inspired by canoes

It’s been my privilege over the years to profile different artisans for publications. All have been exceptional and creative people, from wood carvers and bamboo rod builders to painters, canoe and kayak builders, fly tiers and decoy carvers. I’ve  enjoyed … Continue reading

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Wooden canoe gathering brings out beauty of bygone era

By Howard Meyerson Wood canoe enthusiasts from around the Great Lakes will be gathering in Lake City from Aug. 15-16 for a weekend of fun and festivities. For wood canoe lovers, it’s a show not to be missed. “We’re hoping … Continue reading

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White River: A scenic trip through national forest

By Howard Meyerson MONTAGUE, MI – It was a perfect summer day when I launched at Sischo Bayou, a remote canoe landing on the White River in the Manistee National Forest. I’d come looking for a half-day float, some time … Continue reading

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Find secluded lakes for wild-feeling fishing experiences

By Howard Meyerson Little out-of-the-way lakes often have a special allure. Small and quiet with no shoreline development, they are wild-feeling places where fishing is just fun. I was reminded of these little gems recently. It was misty and overcast … Continue reading

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Artist looks to fund Alaskan painting expedition

Canoeing and painting are the backbone of Rob Mullen’s life. The West Bolton, Vermont expedition artist and executive director of  the Wilderness River Expedition Art Fellowship, a non-profit he founded to encourage artists to immerse themselves in wild, natural terrain, … Continue reading

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A fine day for a paddle

           Today was one of those fun days. The weather cleared and I had the honor to hook up with the enthusiastic and skilled members of the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association who gathered for a spring … Continue reading

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Quiet Water Symposium celebrates 20 years

By Howard Meyerson Most of the major winter outdoor shows highlight boating, hunting and fishing, but that shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. Michigan, after all, boasts nearly a million registered boats and roughly 1.6 million anglers and hunters. … Continue reading

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