National Wildlife Refuge Week – October 12-18, 2014

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Paddlesports enthusiasts will find a variety of activities at U.S. national wildlife refuges during National Wildlife Refuge Week (October 12-18, 2014). Many national wildlife refuges contain areas suitable for kayaking, fishing, hiking, and other activities. Since 1995, refuges across the … Continued

Lightning Danger

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In the USA, lightning-related deaths most often while people are participating in leisure activities, according to a National Weather Service study. Fishing topped the list of activities that was associated with lightning-related deaths. Of the 238 deaths attributed to lightning … Continued

Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail Additions

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Four water trails recently became part of the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail. The new river trails in Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. The New Water Trails include: The Susquehanna River Component Connecting Trail runs along … Continued

Safe Kayaking

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The United States Coast Guard provides boaters and with a variety of information concerning boating safety. Being educated about safe boating could save a life. Most boating fatalities occur when the boat operator has not completed a boating safety education … Continued

Kayaking Dangers

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Kayaking is one of the most popular water sports in North America. Although most kayak trips are safe, paddlers should be familiar with some of the more common hazards that may be encountered. Capsizing is the most common kayaking hazard. … Continued

Kayaking in North America

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With energy costs at record highs, a global recession lingering, and renewed interest in the environment, the sport of kayaking is gaining in popularity among people of all ages. Beginning in 2011, this website will focus on North America’s kayaking … Continued