Canoe associations are a great way to connect with canoe enthusiasts of all skill levels in a low-pressure, non-retail environment. Committed to the simple mission of promoting canoeing, these groups host a wide range of activities: recreational outings, technique trainings, and even races. They’re often family friendly, too. Membership may be required to participate.
Minnesota Canoe Association mncanoe.org
A statewide association hosting paddling events and educational workshops.
River Ramblers www.river-ramblers.org
Dedicated to “leisurely paced river paddling” in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Expect to pay a $1 donation per trip, per boat to cover administrative costs.
American Canoe Association www.americancanoe.org
A national nonprofit that provides paddling education, encourages stewardship of paddling environments and supports paddling programs and events throughout the country.
Paddle Canada www.paddlingcanada.com
A Canadian association promoting non-competitive canoeing and kayaking across Canada.
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