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The Evolution of Kayaking, With Bruce Lessels

posted on by Jennifer West

How a person gets involved with something as exciting as whitewater can end up being an entertaining and interesting story. I interviewed Bruce Lessels, President of Zoar, to dive into how he got involved with the sport and how it has changed over the years.

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Things to do In-Between Your Adventures

posted on by Jennifer West

Planning a trip to Zoar Outdoor or the Berkshires? Save yourself the hassle of digging up information and check out the info below as we’ve got the low down on where to play and eat in the area.

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Fall Festival Season

posted on by Ben Natusch

As a paddler, once the spring runoff has dried up and the creeks stop running, I start looking forward to fall.  Many of the dam controlled creeks in the northeast have scheduled releases in the fall and many also coincide with festivals.  Every year the fall creek season kicks off with Beaverfest, a 3 day creek festival in New York.  There are three sections of the Beaver all offering a little different challenge and the Raquette also releases this weekend.

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Routine Energy

posted on by Jim Sullivan

Another favorite toy this summer is an old wildwater kayak.  It too has been a big fixer upper project.  I got it cracked and fiberglass it back to life.  The first weekend of use I cracked it pretty good again.  

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Single Paddler Seeking River Friends

posted on by Jim Sullivan

Single paddler searching for friendly, fun, and responsible paddling friends?

So you took your first whitewater lesson, you were in enthralled, excited, enthused maybe even in love. And then, before you even realized, it was over. Slightly heartbroken but still determined to somehow continue your relationship with whitewater, you wished for the “e-harmony” of the paddling world (only without the creepiness of finding true love via internet).

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