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Nighthawk Canoes' Accessories and More:

Bending Branches Paddles, available through Nighthawk Canoes

Canoe Trailer, available through Nighthawk Canoes

Spring Creek,  Order any Spring Creek Accessories through Nighthawk Canoes and pay no shipping 

               (must pick up at Nighthawk Canoes in Saint Paul, or order with a canoe purchase)

Canoe Safety and Water Rules

Minnesota DNR Boating Guide

Information Links:

Canoe Launch Sites (National Map Based Utility)

Minnesota DNR Lake Finder Compass (map-based lake finder with lake info and designated lake access points.)

Wisconsin Paddle Guide (river routes, launch sites and trip planning)    paddling resource   paddling resource

 Map My Run:  Can be used to estimate distances of your paddling routes.

How to car-top your canoe

More How to car-top your canoe.

Getting into canoe: demo with pictures.  

Picking up a canoe: demo with pictures.    

Choosing a canoe: info on canoe design.

More choosing a canoe

Even more choosing a canoe

Clubs and Organizations:

Minnesota Canoe Association

Pure Water Paddlers (Eau Claire, WI)

American Canoe Association

Just for fun:

Idiot's Kitchen

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