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Spring Nordic Ski and Snowshoe Care

Spring XC and Snowshoe Care Well it looks like the snow is gone (despite Monday’s events!) and it’s time to paddle and hike. What should you do with your xc ski equipment and snowshoes to make sure there is nothing unexpected next fall? No wax xc skis should be cleaned with a ski base cleaner

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Best Cooler on the Market

When we get outdoors, we have to take everything we need with us. Something to sit in. Something to eat on. Something to keep our drinks and food cold. And we have to take the gear we want to play with. Wouldn’t it be great if there was one thing that could help with all

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Solo Kayak Fishing NuCanoe

Kayak Bass League Kayak Fishing Partnership

In addition to our support of the Illinois Smallmouth Alliance, Rocktown Adventures is pleased to announce our partnership with the Kayak Bass League, our second fishing related  partnership. The Kayak Bass League is the premier kayak fishing bass league in Illinois, providing winners of its last three events entry into the Kayak Bass Fishing National

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Dan Bowers and Sean whitewater kayak in March

Weather Tips for Paddling – “Let’s Hit the River”

“Let’s Hit the River!” By Dan Bowers It’s that time of year, we find ourselves on the cusp of Spring’s glorious return! During this time we at Rocktown Adventures are asked one question more than any other, “When will the paddling season start?” To which I reply with an excited smile, “Tomorrow! Let’s hit the

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2015 Wintersale for Web

Winter Clearance Sale!

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, and we want to help you enjoy the next 6 weeks of winter with our Winter Clearance Sale! From February 14- February 28, take advantage of 20% – 50% discounts on active apparel and equipment. Snowshoes from MSR, Crescent Moon, and Tubbs:  20% – 50% off MSRP Nordic Skis and

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Valentines Day Hike Cancelled

Sorry to announce that due to forecast of extreme cold temps moving into Saturday night, the Forest Preserves of Winnebago County has cancelled the snowshoe hike at Hononegah Forest Preserve this Saturday Feb 14. We are working with them to re-schedule provided conditions hold up through the month. If we are able to re-schedule we

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