Sanborn Canoe Company, based in Winona, Minnesota, makes durable, handmade, lightweight paddles that look as great as they perform. (Plus, they’re really nice guys!) They declared 2011 the year of the paddle, which means that they’ve been giving away a paddle a month for the entire year. This month they’re giving away a Gunflint Canoe Paddle, which is named after a trail (road) that runs from Grand Marais, Minnesota through the Boundary Waters almost to the Canadian border. The road ends at a lake and campground. The Gunflint provides access to the most ruggedly beautiful parts of the Boundary Waters, and this paddle reflects the beauty of the area (see above picture).
For a chance to win the paddle, just surf over to Sanborn’s website and fill out the giveaway form.