How to Kayak in the Winter

Canoe & Kayak offers handy cold-weather tips
Staff Writer

For hardcore kayakers, a little snow is no reason to stay out of the water.

With a little extra planning, more layers and a hot thermos of coffee, the winter can be a fun time to paddle. Before you hit the icy rapids, however, you may want to heed a few tips from cold-weather pros.

This article by Canoe & Kayak asks experts for their best winter kayaking advice. And there are some real gems: 

“Combined water temperature, air temperature and paddler IQ should equal at least 100 before I’ll paddle in winter," said Jeff Swett, president of Merrimack Valley Paddlers in New Hampshire.

There are also tips on the best cold-weather gear, safety and where to kayak when temperatures drop.

To get all of the advice, click here.



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