First, be sure the use the Tripinator at the top of our homepage for trip suggestions.
In general, you’ll cover 3 miles per hour for the time you’re on the water (not sitting on a sand bar, as grandpa used to say, “sucking on Blue.” Pabst Blue Ribbon, get it?), this of course doesn’t factor in the day that you have a steady 13 mph headwind. So, if you’re thinking you want to paddle for 6 total hours over 2 days, times 3 mph…you’re looking at roughly an 18 mile trip. We have two options, a 16 mile (Muscoda to Boscobel) and 23 mile (Gotham to Boscobel) trip for you to choose from.
For the most part our trips either terminate in Boscobel or start in Boscobel and head towards the Mississippi River (for longer trips it’s possible to do a combo of up/down river trips). If this is your first trip with us we suggest you look at trips that terminate in Boscobel. Also, we highly recommend that if you’re torn between two trips, choose the one with a lesser distance – you’re better off finishing and wishing you’d done more than thinking it was never going to end. Also, if you’re going with a group of folks who’ve never canoe-camped, go with a shorter distance as they may not be as enthusiastic as you are. 🙂