Archives August 2010


Review of Ontario’s Madawaska Kanu Centre

Review of Ontario’s Madawaska Kanu Centre By Jon Nelson Madawaska Kanu Centre is a well-known paddling school for kayaks and whitewater open canoes. Located in Barrys Bay, ONT on the banks of the Madawaska River, MKC was established in 1972 and is now operated by the founders’ daughter and her husband, Claudia Kerckhoff and Dirk …


Canoeing Guidebooks for Pennsylvania

Canoeing Guidebooks for Pennsylvania by Jon Nelson Many PA paddlers are familiar with the excellent river guidebook by Ed Gertler, but probably fail to realize that there are several other fine guides that provide coverage of PA streams omitted by Gertler (see p.8 of his book for a list of guides to nearby states). Gertler’s …