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CANOECOPIA SPOTLIGHT: WILLAMETTE RIVERKEEPER – Oregon organization outlines the approachable 187-mile Willamette River Water Trail, running from Eugene to Portland

CANOECOPIA SPOTLIGHT: WILLAMETTE RIVERKEEPER – Oregon organization outlines the approachable 187-mile Willamette River Water Trail, running from Eugene to Portland

Willamette Riverkeeper Executive Director Travis Williams outlines the attributes of the Willamette River Water Trail, which runs 187 miles up western Oregon to the Columbia River. With a temperate climate and a mellow, meandering route from Eugene to Portland, the Oregon river trail offers all levels of paddlers with an approachable, family-friendly river section perfect for stretching trips into multiple days. The assemblage of public lands and greenway properties along the river, Williams points out, lend it to rich paddle-in group camping experiences. To that note, Williams eagerly reminds viewers of the Riverkeeper’s June Pinot Paddle, connecting with local vineyards, as well as the popular and lively five-day, four-night Paddle Oregon group paddling excursion entering its 19th year.

For more information, visit willametteRiverkeeper.org, and check out the trail’s trip planner and online mapping tool at willamettewatertrail.org

— Stay tuned for more product news from the 2019 Canoecopia expo show floor in Madison, Wisconsin, and watch the previous installment on Kokopelli’s new self-bailing Recon packraft.

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Published at Fri, 22 Mar 2019 14:52:31 +0000

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