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Chicago River

By on August 16, 2017

Touring Downtown Chicago
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This was a very unique experience for us (and would be for anyone) because paddling through the middle of a lively downtown in the…

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Wisconsin River XV

By on August 13, 2017

Castle Rock Dam to Lyndon Station
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A peaceful trip that is light on individual details, but luxurious on general overall feel. There’s very little development along the banks,…

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Menomonee River

By on August 9, 2017

Frontier Park to Jacobus Park
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A unique urban paddling trip that is surprisingly natural and preserved, featuring a ton of riffles and Class I rapids. There are…

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Cherokee Marsh

By on August 6, 2017

Touring Cherokee Marsh in Dane County
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Quietwater enthusiasts love Cherokee Marsh for its abundant wildlife and acres of no-wake water. On various days in the marsh, you…

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Fond Du Lac River: West Branch

By on August 5, 2017

Highway 23 to Lake Winnebago
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The rarely traveled Fond Du Lac River is an undiscovered gem that can and should be run at higher levels for a…

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Oconomowoc River III

By on July 27, 2017

Monches to Okauchee Lake
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A wild and wooly trip that offers a wonderful diversity of paddling platforms from boulder gardens, glacial moraines, wooded forest, floodplains, rapids and…

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Allen Creek

By on July 6, 2017

Highway 59 to Highway 104
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A very pleasant paddle through a mix of marsh, meadows, woods and savanna, with very little development along the way and outstanding…

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Sugar Creek I

By on May 26, 2017

County Road ES to Bowers Road
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A truly charming stream that meanders through wetlands and past tree-topped hilly moraines, with outstanding wildlife sightings, only minor obstructions, and a palpable…

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Piscasaw Creek II

By on May 20, 2017

Streit Road to Denny Road
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This section of Piscasaw Creek had everything I liked about the upper section and then some. Here I found beautiful prairie surroundings, farm dams…

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Bark River III

By on April 28, 2017

Highway 83 to Delafield Road
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A short fun trip that is as varied as it is scenic, beginning on a meandering creek-like river through a floodplain, entering…