In most of the U.S. paddling has come to a screeching halt. That is, of course unless you paddle in Florida or about 5 other States in the country. So, that leaves the vast majority of paddlers to either dream about paddling or to try to forget about it lest depression sink in. And while dreaming of paddling is no substitute for the real thing, it can serve a practical function after all.
You can begin to lay out your paddling calendar for 2013. This is the perfect time to go through the About.com Canoe and Kayak Festival Calendar and find the ones in your area. Be sure to let us know of any changes to these events or festivals you'd like to ad.