Paddling on the Mississippi River: 26 Water Trails from Easy to Challenging

Maybe you're like most people in that you enjoy paddling, but you stick to lakes and small rivers. Maybe, though, you're ready for a new experience. Maybe you're ready to join the growing number of paddlers who are discovering the pleasure of taking their canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards (SUPs) on the Mississippi and other

By | 2017-10-04T12:12:20+00:00 June 28th, 2017|About the Mississippi Valley|0 Comments

Get to Know a River Town

When you travel along the Mississippi River, it doesn’t take long to figure out that part of the charm is the small towns and big cities of the river valley. The Mississippi Valley Traveler guidebooks cover those river towns from Hastings, Minnesota to the Quad Cities, with comprehensive coverage of each community’s history, and suggestions

By | 2016-10-21T15:28:12+00:00 November 29th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Picture of the Day: Mississippi-Ohio Confluence

This is a composite of three photos taken at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers in October 2012, at Fort Defiance State Park near Cairo, Illinois; the Ohio is on the left and the Mississippi on the right. Just over a year before, the point from where I took these photos was under

By | 2016-10-21T15:28:44+00:00 October 31st, 2012|Photo of the Day|0 Comments

Picture(s) of the Day: Confluence Point

Here are two pictures from Confluence Point, where the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers become one (just north of St. Louis). The Missouri River is to the left, ending its 2300-mile journey. The Mississippi River is on the right, some 1,150 miles from its headwaters in northern Minnesota. The top photo was taken just last week;

By | 2016-10-21T15:28:58+00:00 March 21st, 2012|Photo of the Day|0 Comments

Photo of the Day: Winter at the Headwaters

In honor of this week's return of winter, here's a picture from Itasca State Park (January 2011). Itasca State Park is a laid back place in winter: no crowds and no mosquitoes, with a stillness that is hard to find in today's world. See more Photos of the Day here. The Mississippi River at Itasca

By | 2016-10-21T15:29:00+00:00 January 18th, 2012|Photo of the Day|0 Comments

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