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U.S. East Coast

AMC River Guide Maine AMC River Guide Maine
by Katherine Yates (Editor), Carey Philips (Editor)

"This is the guide book to get if you are thinking of doing a river trip in Maine. It has excellent detailed descriptions of all significant rapids and even suggests the best route to take." - A reader

Quiet Water Canoe Guide, Maine Quiet Water Canoe Guide, Maine
Best Paddling Lakes and Ponds for All Ages
by Alex Wilson, John Hayes (Photographer), Marrin Robinson (Illustrator)

"This book is an absolute necessity for anyone planning to do extensive flatwater paddling in Maine. The book divides Maine into regions and then gives detailed descriptions of the most choice paddling spots in those regions." - A reader

Guide to Sea Kayaking in Maine Guide to Sea Kayaking in Maine
The Best Day Trips and Tours from Casco Bay to Machias
by Shelley Johnson, Vaughan Smith

Guide To Sea Kayaking In Maine lets kayakers of all skill levels explore forty trips along the spectacular, island-dotted coast of Maine. Detailed maps and information about coastal Maine's weather patterns and tides help you navigate one of the most beautiful and dramatic coastlines on the planet.

Kayaking the Maine Coast Kayaking the Maine Coast
A Paddler's Guide to Day Trips from Kittery to Cobscook
by Dorcas Miller, Ruth Hill, Phyllis Evenden (Illustrator)

Sea kayaking is booming, and Maine, with more than 3,000 miles of rugged coastline, is the indisputable mecca of the sport in the eastern United States.

Sea Kayaking Along the New England Coast Sea Kayaking Along the New England Coast
by Tamsin Venn

The book describes more than 30 trips in detail: put-in spots, suggested route, possible lunch spots, scenery, caution areas, campsites, and local-knowledge items such as what tide is required for a passage, plus post-paddling eating establishments.

Canoe Camping Vermont and New Hampshire Rivers Canoe Camping Vermont and New Hampshire Rivers
A Guide to 600 Miles of Rivers for a Day, Weekend, or Week of Canoe Camping
by Roioli Schweiker

The rivers featured here range from flatwater to class 3 rapids, and offer reliable water levels for paddlers from summer through fall. Here the touring paddler will find covered bridges, granite ledges, historic towns and villages, and a variety of places to fish and camp.

Quiet Water New Hampshire and Vermont Quiet Water New Hampshire and Vermont
Canoe and Kayak Guide
by John Hayes, Alex Wilson

Enjoy days of pleasure exploring the flatwater lakes and ponds of New Hampshire and Vermont. Great for paddlers of all ages and abilities, this updated and expanded guide offers detailed descriptions of more than 90 scenic destinations - including 55 new paddles.

Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts
by Lisa Gollin Evans

From the rocky shores of Newburyport, to the southern waters of Nantucket Sound, Sea Kayaking Coastal Massachusetts details more than 40 ideal sea kayaking trips. Perfect for the novice and intermediate paddler, this guide contains all the information needed to explore the shores, tidal rivers, and offshore islands the state has to offer.

Adventure Kayaking : Trips on Cape Cod Adventure Kayaking : Trips on Cape Cod
Includes Cape Cod National Seashore
by David Weintraub

Cape Cod is a paddler's paradise with numerous bays, ponds, harbors, marshes, and tidal creeks to explore. This essential book includes detailed maps and trip descriptions, route distances, parking regulations, and best times to go.

Paddling Cape Cod: A Coastal Explorer's Guide Paddling Cape Cod: A Coastal Explorer's Guide
by Shirley Bull, Fred Bull, Nancy Church, Phyllis Evenden

Comprehensive guide to paddling the coastal environs of Cape Cod. Combines the essential information on where to go with descriptions of the natural flora and fauna of each location. More than 25 tours are described with local anecdotes along the way, together with route maps, where to launch, and how to plan your trip with the aid of a tide chart.

Appalachian Mountain Club Water Trails of Western Massachusetts Appalachian Mountain Club Water Trails of Western Massachusetts
AMC Guide to Paddling Ponds, Lakes, and Rivers
by Charles W. G. Smith, Christine L. Dupuis (Photographer), Andy Zimmerman

Ideal for paddlers of all ages and abilities! Each water trail description highlights the wildlife, ecology, and landforms of the region, rewarding explorers with insights into the abundant natural wonders of this area.

Quiet Water Canoe Guide Quiet Water Canoe Guide
Massachusetts/Connecticut/Rhode Island
by Alex Wilson
Appalachian Mountain Club River Guide Appalachian Mountain Club River Guide
Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island

From challenging white water rapids to serene streams, this guide is ideal for canoeists and kayakers of all abilities. Completely updated and revised, its easy-to-use format makes river selection and trip planning effortless.

Paddling Southern New England, Second Edition Paddling Southern New England, Second Edition
30 Canoe Trips in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut
by Ken Weber

Ken Weber's guide, in print for more than 20 years, has now been completely revised and expanded. Chapters include day trips on flatwater, selected whitewater runs, and suggestions for overnight trips - with 30 trips in all, there's something here for every level of paddler.

Quiet Water Canoe Guide New York Quiet Water Canoe Guide New York
Best Paddling Lakes and Ponds for Canoe and Kayak
by John Hayes, Alex Wilson (Contributor)

The book describes over 100 trips across the state, with an expectedly high concentration in the Adirondack Mountains.

Appalachian Mountain Club Quiet Water New Jersey Appalachian Mountain Club Quiet Water New Jersey
Canoe and Kayak Guide
by Kathy Kenley

The definitive guide to the best flatwater paddling in the Garden State. Wildlife biologist and river guide Kathy Kenley shares 70 of her favorite scenic mountain lakes, tranquil marshes, fragrant cedar swamps, and picturesque ponds. A great guide for families and paddlers of all ages and abilities.

Canoeing the Jersey Pine Barrens, 5th Ed Canoeing the Jersey Pine Barrens, 5th Ed
by Robert Parnes, Fran Braley, Al Braley

Start with detailed river descriptions. Add intriguing information about the region's geological, social, environmental, and botanical history. Sprinkle in some savvy tips on maneuvering a canoe. The result is this fifth edition of "Canoeing the Jersey Pine Barrens," the most comprehensive guide to canoeing in this area.

Appalachian Whitewater : The Northern States Appalachian Whitewater : The Northern States, 4th Edition
by John Connelly (Editor), Ed Grove (Editor), John Porterfield (Editor),  Charlie Walbridge

With difficulty levels ranging from Class I to Class VI, there's something for everyone in this compilation of classic Northern rivers. Whether you're a veteran or a beginner, this book will prepare you to test your skills on the rivers of Connecticut, Maryland, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and West Virginia.

Appalachian Whitewater : The Southern States Appalachian Whitewater : The Southern States
by Bob Sehlinger (Editor), Charles Walbridge, Don Otey

With difficulty levels ranging from class I to class VI, there's something for everyone in this compilation of classic Southern rivers. Whether you're a veteran or a beginner, this book will prepare you to test your skills on the rivers of Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia.

Sea Kayaking Along the Mid-Atlantic Coast Sea Kayaking Along the Mid-Atlantic Coast
Coastal Paddling Adventures from New York to Chesapeake Bay
by Tasmin Venn
Guide to Sea Kayaking in North Carolina Guide to Sea Kayaking in North Carolina
The Best Day Trips and Tours from Currituck to Cape Fear
by Pam Malec

Designed for beginner, intermediate, and advanced kayakers, this guide gives mile-by-mile descriptions of the routes, including prominent landmarks and interesting sights along the way. Detailed maps and overviews of North Carolina's weather, tide, and current patterns complete this first major treatment of paddling this spectacular coastline.

Paddling Eastern North Carolina
by Paul Ferguson

From exciting whitewater of the Piedmont foothills to quiet backwater of the Coastal Plain, the guidebook includes over 2,600 miles of paddling trips on 70 streams. Each trip includes detailed descriptions, maps, distance, difficulty, width, and gauge information. Also included is information about River Rating Systems, Paddling Safety, Paddlers’ Rights, Paddling Courtesy, River Camping, River Gauges, Water Quality, River Selection, and Clubs and Organizations.

A Paddler's Guide to Eastern North Carolina A Paddler's Guide to Eastern North Carolina
by Bob Benner, Tom McCloud (Contributor)
Carolina White Water Carolina White Water, 7th Edition
by Bob Benner, David Benner (Contributor)

Information on the rivers, streams and creeks of the Western Carolinas. More than 63 rivers are included with details on over 1,600 miles of the most scenic and challenging whitewater in the United States.

Sea Kayaking Florida & the Georgia Sea Islands Sea Kayaking Florida & the Georgia Sea Islands
by James Bannon (Illustrator)

With more than 1,000 miles of Atlantic and Gulf Coast kayaking covered - including day trips, weekenders, and full-bore expeditions - you're bound to find a piece of water that reveals the scenic splendors, extensive wildlife, and inspiring paddles to be found in Florida.

Sea Kayaking in Florida Sea Kayaking in Florida
by David Gluckman
Paddler's Guide to the Sunshine State Paddler's Guide to the Sunshine State
by Sandy Huff, Arnie Diedrichs, Jean Faulk, Bryce Huff, John Phillips
Canoeing and Kayaking Guide to the Streams of Florida Canoeing and Kayaking Guide to the Streams of Florida
North Central Peninsula and Panhandle
by Elizabeth F. Carter, Liz Carter, John Pearce (Contributor)

Almost 1,000 miles of waterways are described, covering over thirty rivers and streams. Each river and stream section includes photographs and maps, access points, difficulty ratings and scenery descriptions of the native animals and plants that the paddler can expect to see.

Canoeing and Kayaking Guide to the Streams of Florida Canoeing and Kayaking Guide to the Streams of Florida
Volume II, Central and South Peninsula
by Elizabeth, F. Carter, Lou Glaros, Doug Sphar (Contributor)

This guide covers a rich variety of rivers and streams ranging from the relaxed broad rivers that flow into the tidal marshes to the more challenging creeks that snake through the Everglades.

Guide to Sea Kayaking in Southern Florida Guide to Sea Kayaking in Southern Florida
The Best Day Trips and Tours from St. Petersburg to the Florida Keys
by Nigel Foster

Designed for the beginner, intermediate, and advanced kayakers, this guide gives detailed descriptions of the routes, including prominent landmarks and interesting sites along the way. Detailed maps as well as overviews of Southern Florida's weather, tide, and current patterns add to the thorough coverage of paddling this spectacular coastline.

A Paddler's Guide to Everglades National Park A Paddler's Guide to Everglades National Park
by Johnny Molloy

For the ultimate adventure by canoe or sea kayak, this guide to paddling the Everglades offers detailed information about every significant paddling route in Everglades National Park. The 53 designated paddling routes - including the renowned Wilderness Waterway, the spine of the paddlers' pathways - provide access to Florida's endangered natural paradise, the wide sheet of water that includes pristine beaches, sun drenched keys, and the world's largest mangrove forest.

Sea Kayaking in the Florida Keys Sea Kayaking in the Florida Keys
by Bruce Wachob

"This book is a must if you love the water and are visiting the Keys. It would also be enjoyed by nature-lovers everywhere as the author describes in detail the unusual sub-tropical ecosystem that one will be witness to if kayaking in the Keys." A reader

U.S. North Central
Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Huron, Erie & Ontario Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Huron, Erie & Ontario
The Best Day Trips and Tours
by William Newman, Sarah Ohmann

Let two expert kayakers guide you through some of the most exciting kayaking to be found on Lakes Huron, Erie and Ontario. In this guide you will find full descriptions of 41 trips, each carefully rated so that any kayaker can safely and confidently paddle on these inland seas.

Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior & Michigan Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior & Michigan
The Best Day Trips and Tours
by William Newman, Don Dimond, Sarah Ohmann

Let three expert kayakers guide you through some of the most exciting kayaking to be found on Lakes Superior and Michigan. In this guide you will find full descriptions of 49 trips, each carefully rated so that any kayaker can safely and confidently paddle on these inland seas.

Paddling Illinois Paddling Illinois
64 Great Trips by Canoe and Kayak
by Mike Svob, Judith Ettenhofer (Editor)

Paddling Illinois will appeal to beginner, intermediate and advanced paddlers who want to take advantage of the state's amazing variety of canoe and kayak opportunities. This valuable guide contains detailed maps that show everything from put-ins and take-outs to camping opportunities, water levels and significant rapids.

Paddling Northern Wisconsin Paddling Northern Wisconsin
82 Great Trips by Canoe and Kayak
by Mike Svob, Elizabeth McBride (Editor)

Whether you want to paddle gently through a stretch of cool pines, meander through marshland or navigate raging rapids, Paddling Northern Wisconsin will help you find the appropriate river. Every type of canoeing and kayaking opportunity is represented: quietwater, whitewater, intimate streams and wide, powerful rivers. Intended for novice, intermediate and advanced paddlers alike, this book is especially for those who love nature and scenic beauty and wish to see it preserved.

Paddling Southern Wisconsin Paddling Southern Wisconsin
82 Great Trips By Canoe & Kayak
by Mike Svob

From powerful whitewater that surges and gushes through rocky rapids to leisurely stretches that flow gently past wildflowers, this book profiles trips for beginning, intermediate, and expert paddlers. Paddling Southern Wisconsin will guide you down some of the state's most alluring rivers, immersing you in its shifting landscape and infinite beauty.

Whitewater; Quietwater Whitewater; Quietwater
A Guide to the Wild Rivers of Wisconsin, Upper Michigan, and Northeast Minnesota
by Bob Palzer, Jody Palzer (Contributor)

With in-depth coverage of Wisconsin, Upper Michigan, and northeast Minnesota, Whitewater; Quietwater will prepare you for the paddling adventures of a lifetime. This totally updated classic guide describes over 750 miles of wild and tame rivers. And with new and improved maps, the guide is easier to use than ever before.

Paddling Minnesota Paddling Minnesota
by Greg Breining

Describes more than 100 river and lake trips for canoe and kayak. Each trip description includes maps, ratings of rapids, and directions for car shuttles.

Boundary Waters Canoe Area : The Western Region Boundary Waters Canoe Area : The Western Region
by Robert Beymer

Offered are descriptions of nearly 200 miles along the Canadian border and over 1200 miles of canoe routes through some of the most beautiful country in the world. This book describes several routes from each of 28 entry points, covering distance, portages, difficulty, and Fisher maps needed.

Boundary Waters Canoe Camping Boundary Waters Canoe Camping, 2nd Edition
by Cliff Jacobson, Cliff Moen (Illustrator)

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) is a legendary wilderness destination for canoeists from around the world. Located in northeastern Minnesota just south of the Ontario border, the Boundary Waters offers paddlers a thousand pristine lakes and streams and more than a million acres of solitude and wild beauty.

Paddler's Guide to Quetico Provincial Park Paddler's Guide to Quetico Provincial Park
by Robert Beymer
Paddling Montana Paddling Montana
by Hank Fischer, Carol Fischer

Formerly The Floater's Guide to Montana. Offering descriptions and vital statistics on more than 25 Montana rivers, this revised guide includes flow charts and trip planning information on the state's best-loved recreational waterways, plus new and improved maps.

Paddling Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks Paddling Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks
by Don Nelson

On Yellowstone, Lewis, and Shoshone Lakes in Yellowstone National Park, on five lakes in Grand Teton National Park, and on the Snake River, which flows into and out of Grand Teton, adventure awaits the well-prepared and safety-conscious paddler.

Idaho the Whitewater State Idaho the Whitewater State
by Grant Amaral, Mary Williams (Illustrator), Doug Ammons (Editor)

The definitive work on the rivers of Idaho.

Kath & Ron's Guide to Idaho Paddling Kath & Ron's Guide to Idaho Paddling
Flatwater & Easy Whitewater Trips
by Katherine Daly, Ron Watters

This is the first comprehensive guide on Idaho rivers which covers the state's flatwater and easy whitewater river runs. There are no death defying rapids here, just great laid-back trips down easy-going streams, and fun whitewater on exciting but safe and sane rivers. All the runs can be done in an open canoe, but are also suitable for kayaks, inflatables and drift boats.

U.S. West Coast
The Alaska River Guide The Alaska River Guide
by Karen Jettmar

The most up-to-date, authoritative information for planning every kind of river trip in Alaska, from a mellow float to a month-long expedition.

Adventure Kayaking : Trips in Glacier Bay Adventure Kayaking : Trips in Glacier Bay
by Don Skillman

"Includes excellent summaries of a dozen multi-day trips including trip highlights, photos, distances, ratings of difficulty, likely hazards, hints for locating campsites and maps suitable for scoping your trip." - A reader

Guide to Sea Kayaking in Southeast Alaska Guide to Sea Kayaking in Southeast Alaska
The Best Trips and Tours from Misty Fjords to Glacier Bay
by Jim Howard

Discover some of the most exciting kayaking to be found in Southeast Alaska. In this guide you will find full descriptions of 41 trips, each carefully rated so that any kayaker can safely and confidently paddle this spectacular region.

Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast
by Peter McGee (Preface), John Dowd

A complete guide to specific kayaking routes from Puget Sound to the Queen Charlotte Islands - one of the premier kayaking regions in the world. Expert kayakers offer several trip descriptions for each area plus information on camping sites, directions, weather hazards, emergency contacts, and environmental considerations.

Paddle Routes of the Inland Northwest Paddle Routes of the Inland Northwest
50 Flatwater and Whitewater Trips for Canoe & Kayak
by Rich Landers, Dan Hansen
Kayaking Puget Sound, the San Juans, and Gulf Islands Kayaking Puget Sound, the San Juans, and Gulf Islands
50 Trips on the Northwest's Inland Waters
by Randel Washburne, R. Carey Gersten (Editor)

Revised and expanded guide to the best kayaking daytrips and overnighters in an area eminently suited to saltwater paddling, with completely updated information.

Canoe and Kayak Routes of Northwest Oregon Canoe and Kayak Routes of Northwest Oregon
by Philip N. Jones

The best available paddling guide to flatwater rivers in northwest Oregon now includes lake routes and much more. This completely updated new edition has been expanded to include 20 new routes for a total of 70 outings on northwest Oregon and southwest Washington rivers and lakes for canoe and sea kayak enthusiasts.

Paddling Oregon Paddling Oregon
by Robb Keller

From steep mountain creeks to desert canyons and lush scenic gorges, Oregon has something for every taste and ability. This guidebook provides everything boaters need for a safe and memorable trip: detailed information on recommended water levels to aid in trip planning; river profiles with a visual gradient for each river mile; and maps showing the general river classification, major rapids, obstructions, and access areas.

Oregon's Quiet Waters Oregon's Quiet Waters
A Guide to Lakes for Canoeists & Other Paddlers.
by Cheryl McLean, Ken Metzler, Clint Brown
Paddle Routes of Western Washington Paddle Routes of Western Washington
50 Flatwater Trips for Canoe and Kayak
by Verne Huser

Long established as a popular route guide, Paddle Routes of Western Washington is now completely updated and includes three new routes. Fully detailed trip descriptions include location, distance, time to allow, best season, potential hazards, and shuttle details. Maps point out river landmarks and put-in and take-out points.

Adventure Kayaking : Inland Waters of the Western United States Adventure Kayaking : Inland Waters of the Western United States
Includes Selected Areas in California, Arizona, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, and Washington
by Don Skillman

The western states provide premier inland paddling spots. These 13 trips range in length from two hours to two days. Each trip includes difficulty ratings, route distances and times, detailed maps, equipment lists, launch-point camping, and natural history information.

Adventure Kayaking from the Russian River to Monterey Adventure Kayaking from the Russian River to Monterey
Includes Lake Tahoe, Mono Lake, & Pyramid Lake
by Michael Jeneid, Paul McHugh

Explore the coastal lagoons, bays, and esteros from the Russian River to Monterey Bay, plus inland Tahoe, Mono, and Pyramid Lakes with this book's 24 kayaking adventures. Most are daytrips, but some can be done as overnights. Accurate maps show the water routes and distances you'll paddle, where to camp, and how to get to the put-in and take-out points.

Sea Kayaking Northern California Sea Kayaking Northern California
by Demece Garepis, Steph Dutton

A complete guide to touring Northern California by kayak, with suggested ocean, bay, and lake trips. Includes all you need to know: regional weather and waters, navigation and rules of the road, trip ratings for difficulty and time, campsites, and much more. Maps and an excellent bibliography are also included.

California Whitewater : A Guide to the Rivers California Whitewater : A Guide to the Rivers
by Jim Cassady, Fryar Calhoun

Whatever your ability or source of flotation, this guide book will enhance your river running experience.

Guide to Sea Kayaking Central & Northern California Guide to Sea Kayaking Central & Northern California
by Roger Schumann, Jan Shriner

Lets kayakers of all skill levels explore 40 trips, providing more than 100 route alternatives, in some of the most spectacular and wildlife-rich marine habitats on the planet. Detailed maps as well as overviews of Central and Northern California's weather, tide and current patterns add to the thorough coverage of paddling this spectacular coastline.

Adventure Kayaking Adventure Kayaking
Trips from Big Sur to San Diego: Includes the Channel Islands
by Robert Mohle

52 individual trips along the California coast from Big Sur to San Diego, including the Channel Islands. Also describes trips in the best paddling lakes and rivers in southern California, each with separate description and map.

Paddling Hawaii Paddling Hawaii
by Audrey Sutherland
Canada
Sea Kayaking in Nova Scotia Sea Kayaking in Nova Scotia
A Guide to Paddling Routes Along the Coast of Nova Scotia
by Scott Cunningham
Canoe Trips British Columbia Canoe Trips British Columbia
The Essential Guidebook for Novice & Intermediate Canoeists & Kayakers
by Jack Wainwright
Sea Kayaking Canada's West Coast Sea Kayaking Canada's West Coast
by John Ince, Hedi Kottner (Contributor)

A great guide to a broad range of excursions - from calm water weekend trips to month-long expeditions - from Greater Vancouver and the Gulf Islands to the Queen Charlottes.

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