Paddler Resource Links
The Northern Forest Canoe Trail shares links to paddling resources for beginners and experts to promote canoeing, kayaking, and paddlesports. If you have a recommendation to add to this list, please contact us. Thanks!
Waterwatch.usgs.gov - Real-time streamflows computed by USGS streamgages with more than 30 years of historical data.
Paddling.net – Comprehensive go-to source for paddling gear, trips, river info, forums, etc.
ADKforum.com - Under “Paddling in the Adirondacks” forum with info on paddling in the Adirondacks.
Adirondacklakesandtrails.blogspot.com- blog dedicated to paddling in the Adirondack North Country.
All About Kayak Adventures - One pager on the history of the kayak, designs, and how to pick one for yourself.
Americancanoe.org - The American Canoe Association provides up-to-date resources on paddling instruction, education, stewardship of paddling environments, and paddling competition.
Americanwhitewater.org – National database of rivers and river info, forums, water levels, gear. Aimed mainly at whitewater paddlers, but good info for all.
Boatertalk.com - Massive forum for discussion on all things paddling related.
Canoekayak.com- The name says it all.
Maineoutdoors.com/canoeing - General info on Maine rivers and canoeing. Also has a kayaking link.
Northern Wilderness Travelers Conferences - Hosts annual paddlers gathering with workshops and presentations.
Npmb.com - Northeast Paddlers Message Board. Large forum for all things paddling related in the northeast.
PaddlersRetreat - Paddlers Retreat lists 10 U.S. Kayak Trips.
Paddling.about.com - Comprehensive national site about all things paddling related. Articles, forum, trips, events.
Playak.com - Massive database for kayakers and canoers. Forums, News, Links, Info, Reviews, etc.
Practicalbackpacking.com/forums - Under “Paddling” general discussion relating to wilderness paddling, trip planning and gear.
OutdoorAdventureCanada.com/forum - Under “Paddling” Canadian site with forums on general canoeing and kayaking and trip reports.
Riverfacts.com – National river database with easy, medium or difficult ratings and general descriptions of river sections.
Startlocal.com.au/articles/educational_canoeing - All About Canoeing - links to specific "how to" articles from how to pack a canoe, to safety tips, to forward, J, and draw strokes.
Vtpaddlers.net - Vermont Paddlers Club: forums, links, trips, events for paddling in Vermont.
Water Sports: Canoeing - Terrific list of links about canoe history, paddle instruction, water safety, and more.
Wetsuit Wearhouse - Wetsuit buying guide for SUP and kayaking.
Worldkayak.com - The sport of kayaking: a resource for grassroots development and delivery of educational programs on local and global scales.