Used Gear Sale

The time has come for us to renew our fleet of kayaks for next season! We are selling our used gear in October for great savings!

Single and tandem kayaks are available. Gear is well-loved (AKA used), so kayaks have scuffs and/or scratches, but are in good working condition and will still be able to take a continuous beating for years to come.

Here are some details for those interested:

• Ocean Kayak Scrambler 11 (Single) – MSRP: $600 – Sale: $400
• Ocean Kayak Malibu Two XL (Tandem) – MSRP: $900 – Sale: $600
• TRY BEFORE YOU BUY! If you are thinking about buying but want to test the gear first, you can rent a kayak for 2 hours and if you choose to buy it, the cost of the rental will go towards the purchase of the kayak. (Note: this applies only to the rental rate – rental delivery charge cannot go towards buying the kayak.)
• Rate includes kayak and seat. Paddles and PFDs are not included.
• Supplies are limited, so order early! We are currently accepting orders, and gear will be ready for pick up in early October (need to get through this season with it first!)

If you have any other questions feel free to contact us!

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Heritage Hill State Historical Park

We recently experienced a rainy, windy day and were looking for a new adventure. So we took a quick drive to Green Bay to visit Heritage Hill State Historical Park. For those of you who have never visited Heritage Hill, it is a living history museum! It is home to several “communities” – groups of buildings from various eras of Wisconsin history (some original, some rebuilt). You can visit a classic fur trade cabin, see businesses from the mid-19th century, and even experience what it was like to be a school student in the Fort Howard community. Below are some fun photos of our visit!

Visit the Heritage Hill State Historical Park and see what life was like on the Fox River between 1672 – 1940!

http://heritagehillgb.org/

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Heritage Hill State Historical Park entrance.
Interior of a fur trade cabin.
Franklin Hose Company: A volunteer fire department.
A short class in a traditional classroom!
A proud officer with his musket!

Rapid Classifications

RAPIDS!! Ahhh, they can be so much FUN!!! But you don’t want to just jump into it – moving forward prepared and aware is best! Otherwise you may end up at the hospital instead of grabbing pizzas. Staying safe, knowing the route one will be paddling is smart, and classification of rapids helps with this understanding.

Classifications for varying rapids helps in reading the water ways! Before we get into that though, we would like to state: Most of our set guided routes are cozy calm, with a side of peaceful, and sprinkled with awesomeness.
Before we define the different classes review this insightful picture below:

As you can see, starting with Class 1 being the calmest, we follow the flow of the river and see the class levels rise as the water gets rougher and more hazards present themselves.

To get a more in-depth understanding of rapids check out the outlined definitions here:

These classifications are great for understanding any water way! If this is your first time looking at this, no worries! It is simply another way of understanding and clearly communicating water flow.

Share this with your kayaking friends and stay safe out there!

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Kayaking World Record

Short and sweet – we recommend getting on the edge of your seat and check out this 3+ minute video!
This kayaking world record is a massive undertaking by professional kayaker Tyler Bradt living life to the fullest!!
This paddling world record was set on April 21st, 2009 in Washington’s Palouse Falls State Park at an amazing drop height of 189 feet!!
PS – Rest easy, we are not taking a route like that on the Fox River.

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