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The PaddleQuest 1500 Book is Coming, Soon!

By on August 20, 2018

Dying Out Here Is Not An Option 

PaddleQuest 1500-A 1500 Mile, 75 Day Solo Canoe & Kayak Odyssey

by John Connelly

Should be out by November 1st! Pre-order at the Shop to the right and I will sign and send your copy as soon as its printed!

A few words about the book…

“Dying…


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Talks and Presentations in 2017/2018

By on February 7, 2017

My mission is to inspire people to get outside and reap the rewards of adventures in the outdoors. So please inquire about my speaking at your…

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Thanks for the love, Paddler!

By on December 20, 2016
I was delighted to share the story of PaddleQuest with Paddler eZine. Read the full tale of my 1500 mile odyssey here...
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Thanks for the feature, 207!

By on September 16, 2016

 

John Connelly wanted to do something big as he approached his 60th birthday.

So, he set off on a dream trip. Starting in April, he paddled…

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Looking Back on the Quest

By on August 22, 2016

I’ve been back home in Falmouth, Maine for a few weeks now. It was hard to get back into my “normal life” routine of…

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Storming Home

By on July 1, 2016

I waited out the high winds and thunderstorms at the Inn on Peaks Island, enjoying great food, Shipyard’s new Island Time IPA and time…

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A note from John

By on June 29, 2016

Finally, I am safely on land and I am dry!

Thanks to you, this has been a most successful and absolutely incredible first-ever 1500-mile, 70-day…

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A note from Nicole

By on June 21, 2016

Hello Paddle Quest 1500 Supporters!

65 days and over 1400 miles later and John is in Portland! Can you believe it?!? Yesterday, the privateer tall…

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John Connelly
Kayaking in Maine

In April of 2016, I’ll launch on a 75-day river/ocean odyssey that will carry me over 2 countries, 4 states, 22 streams, 58 lakes, and 1500 miles. As leader of L.L.Bean’s Outdoor Discovery Schools for 10 years and a former member of the US Canoe & Kayak team with numerous whitewater first-descents to my credit, I believe I am uniquely qualified to meet this challenge.

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