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March 2017

Check out what lies ahead for Canoe 52 in 2017

We are gearing up for a great year of Canoe 52 adventures. The cold New England weather has left us off the water for most of the season which leaves us no choice but to dream about the rivers and lakes we’d like to paddle this year.  A mid-March snowstorm that drops snow measuring in the double digits is definitely motivation to plan for an escape. I’ve probably mentioned this before, but to get a sense of how our vacation planning works…

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Campfire Food: Veggie Chili Mac & Cheese

I’m a huge planner when it comes to traveling. Sure, I love being spontaneous, but I also want to make the most of every trip. We’ve got our first road trip of the year coming up in a few weeks so I’ve been on a meal planning streak lately. We’re camping for six nights and plan to cook every meal. We’re not the campers who eat dehydrated food or live on sandwiches. I want real food that is good for…

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The first time I: Went Connecticut River paddling in the middle of February

CT River Winter Paddle 1

Sometimes you have to crack through the ice in order to paddle. That’s exactly what we did for our first paddle of 2017, also our first paddle that involved ice! My brother Chris was our special guest for some Connecticut River paddling this February. I have canoed in the cold, but this was definitely the first time I canoed when ice was covering the edge of the river! Getting to the River Our initial plan was to paddle the Farmington River.…

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