While there is still ice on the lakes in Northern Minnesota you may not be able to go canoeing but there’s nothing stopping you from listening to stories about canoeing. While the couple speaking is far from Garrison Keillor they are informative nonetheless. Check out the DNR website for their updates.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering a series of new podcasts for this paddling season.
The new audio features are hosted by Lynne and Bob Diebel, co-authors of Paddling Northern Minnesota and Paddling Southern Minnesota.
Avid paddlers since they were kids, the Diebels paddled almost 3,000 miles on 58 rivers in the three years they spent researching their paddling guides.
These podcasts and will provide helpful trip-planning tips as wells as stories about the Diebels’ favorite routes. To subscribe, visit . Two new podcasts will be posted each week throughout the spring and summer.
There are more than 4,000 miles of canoe, kayak, and boating routes on 30 rivers, and Minnesota’s North Shore of Lake Superior provided by the DNR. These "water trails" are located throughout the state, within about an hour or two of most homes in Minnesota.