It’s summertime at the lake. The family clan gathers. It’s a paddle-happy reunion—and everybody wants to go canoeing. There’s only one problem. A flotilla of different canoes is stored in the shed. Some family members even brought their own boats! How will they decide which to use? Their choices will help guide you to the right canoe for your needs.
The Recreational Canoe Young nephew Jimmy charges down to the water. “Me first! Me first!” he cries in glee, eager to paddle on this calm, fair-weather day…
This column originally appeared in the March/April edition of AMC Outdoors. You can read the full story here.
Equipped blogger Matt Heid is AMC's gear guru: He loves gear and he loves using it in the field. While researching several guidebooks, including AMC's Best Backpacking in New England, he has hiked thousands of miles across New England, California, and Alaska, among other wilderness destinations. He also cycles, climbs, and surfs.