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Doug Gordon

Followers of the Paddle In The Park Contest will surely remember Doug. In 2013 he, along with his friend Tim, went on a trip to find a paddle, certain they knew where it was. Doug wrote about their adventure in such a heartwarming and beautiful way and we were very touched to have been a small part …

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Conor Mihell

Conor Mihell is an award-winning writer, photographer, outdoor leadership instructor, wilderness guide and lifelong resident of Sault Ste. Marie. He is an editor-at-large with Canoe & Kayak magazine and a contributor to Cottage Life, Explore, Readers Digest and ON Nature magazines, among others. His first book, The Greatest Lake: Stories from Lake Superior’s North Shore, …

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Andrea Wilson

Our first official female paddle-hider was definitely born to canoe. As a young girl, Andrea Wilson used to spend hours steering her cedar canvas boat to her will. Back country canoe trips came next. No stranger to the trail, Andrea first became a Wilderness Guide (and Portage Queen!) when she was a mere teen. Having …

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Preston Ciere

Preston is a popular blogger, speaker, outdoor advocate, portageur extraordinaire and best friend to the famous Nancy – a New Orleans rescue dog who went from the Louisiana bayou to running around the Ontario back-country. Together they dedicate their time to encouraging people to go portaging by sharing stories of their adventures while offering entertaining …

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Kevin Callan

Kevin Callan is the author of over a dozen books: Killarney, Ways of the Wild, Happy Camper, A Paddler’s Guide to Quetico and Beyond, A Paddler’s Guide to Killarney and the French River, A Paddler’s Guide to Ontario, A Paddler’s Guide to Algonquin, A Paddler’s Guide to Ontario’s Cottage Country, A Paddler’s Guide to Rivers …

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Hap Wilson

Aside from short stints with Hollywood (teaching Pierce Brosnan how to throw a knife and paddle a canoe), Wilson has been researching and writing canoeing guidebooks since 1977. With twelve published books under his belt (The Cabin, Trails & Tribulations, Grey Owl and Me the latest additions – short stories) you’ll also find his work …

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