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Missouri kayaker begins world record attempt in Michigan
The Associated Press (3/11)
An experienced kayaker who’s trying to set the world record for the most miles paddled by a woman in one year set off from a Lake Huron beach in Michigan. Her entire journey is expected to take her 8,600 miles around the Great Lakes and the Atlantic seaboard.

Dedication ceremony set for protected Lake Superior coastal habitats
WLUC-TV – Marquette, MI (10/3)
The Huron Bay Conservation Initiative in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula permanently protects 1,374 acres and nearly a mile of Lake Superior shoreline.

New wave of state trails to include waterways
Up North Live (8/26)
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is developing a policy to include Michigan water trails in the state's trails program.

Pair may be youngest all-female team to kayak around Lake Superior
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (8/25)
Two women recently completed a circumnavigation of Lake Superior, an effort they hope inspires other women in the outdoors.

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore are portals to awe-inducing adventure
The Los Angeles Times (8/22)
In northern Wisconsin, the Apostle Island National Lakeshore offers up the ‘jewels of Lake Superior’.

U.S. partiers wash up in Canada, blown across St. Clair River
CBC News (8/22)
An estimated 1,500 Americans illegally and unexpectedly washed up in Canada late Sunday after strong winds blew them across the St. Clair River near Sarnia, Ont.

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State and Provincial Resources
Illinois Canoeing Trails
Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Indiana Canoeing Guide
Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Descriptions of 26 canoeing trails, plus information about canoeing techniques, trip planning, maps and proper river use.

Michigan Canoeing and Kayaking Directory
A directory of paddlesport adventures on Michigan rivers.

Michigan's Canoe Trails
Great Outdoor Recreation Pages (GORP)
Brief descriptions of some of the major canoe trails in the state.

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Routes
Great Outdoor Recreation Pages (GORP)
A few suggested canoe routes and their descriptions in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Boundary Waters Magazine
An online magazine featuring the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, the Quetico Provincial Park, and surrounding communities.

Canoe Routes
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
A brief overview of canoe trails and routes, along with a link to information on river levels.

A direct connection to the outdoor activities of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness of northeastern Minnesota and the Quetico Provincial Park of Ontario, Canada.

New York Department of Economic Development
Search under "Canoeing/Kayaking".

Algonquin Provincial Park Canoeing
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
Provides Route information and maps.

Boundary Waters Magazine
An online magazine featuring the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, the Quetico Provincial Park, and surrounding communities.


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Related Resources
GLIN: Boating in the Great Lakes Region
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GLIN: Dunes in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Hiking in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Islands in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Wildlife of the Great Lakes Region

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