Category Archives: Canoeing

Why a Canoe Trip is an Ideal Summer Getaway

Why a Canoe Trip is an Ideal Summer Getaway

With summer now almost underway, many people are beginning to plan their outdoor vacations for the coming months. If you want to spend some time out in nature, but aren’t sure exactly what to do, a canoe trip might be just the thing for you. Here’s why:

It’s Not Difficult

Learning how to paddle and steer a canoe is a relatively quick and simple process, especially if you’re with someone who is at least moderately experienced. You can start out in calm water and go at your own pace as well. This also makes a canoe trip perfect for families – parents can teach their kids how to do it on the fly.

Spend Time Outdoors

We spend a lot of time indoors most of the winter. Those who work in offices or other indoor jobs are similarly deprived of fresh air for much of the summer as well. Perhaps you live in a city or densely populated suburban area as well and don’t get to spend much quiet time out in nature. Then a canoe trip is likely perfect for you. You can spend hours in a lake or river, surrounded by woods, hearing nothing but the sounds of animals and paddle hitting the water.

Good Exercise

Canoeing provides a good workout without quickly exhausting your cardiovascular system like running or heavy lifting. It’s essentially an aerobic workout that also helps you build muscle in your upper body and midsection. Even after going at your own pace for a few hours, you’ll finish the day feeling tired out, but also accomplished.

A canoe trip is an excellent way to spend some vacation time in the summer. If you’re looking to book one this summer, Mattice Lake Outfitters is the perfect spot. We offer canoeing routes for all different experience levels and interests. If you’d like to plan your own route, we can help you with that. Call 1-800-411-0334 for more information on the packages we offer.

Planning the Perfect Fall Canoeing Trip

Planning the Perfect Fall Canoeing Trip

The fall season is the perfect time to get outdoors and explore all that nature has to offer. Whether it be taking a walk around a local trail or going on an outdoor adventure for the weekend, everyone should get out in the open air and take in the beauty of fall. If you land… Continue Reading

Safety Tips for Canoeing with Young Children

Safety Tips for Canoeing with Young Children

Canoeing is a great outdoor activity for all family members. Before heading out on the water, there are some important tips that you should follow to keep yourself and your children safe at all times. Here are a few safety tips to follow if you plan on canoeing with your little ones this summer: Make… Continue Reading

Common Paddling Injuries

Common Paddling Injuries

Paddling is a great way to stay active during the warmer months! However, just like all other physical activities, there is always a risk of developing an injury. Unpredictable conditions such as giant waves, a rocky bend, or one wrong move can cause an injury. Just like any other injury, there are ways to help… Continue Reading

What to Wear & Bring on Your Canoe Trip

What to Wear & Bring on Your Canoe Trip

Canoeing is an exciting sport/recreational activity. It is a great way to connect with nature whilst getting a great upper-body workout. When planning a canoeing trip, it is important to wear the proper clothing and bring the right equipment to ensure a safe and comfortable experience. If you are planning an upcoming canoeing trip, here… Continue Reading