Pack Canoes originated in the Adirondacks around 1880. An intrepid explorer named George Washington Sears (aka Nessmuk!) commissioned Rushton Boat Works of Canton to create a lightweight solo canoe for a trip in the area. His accounts of his epic adventures were chronicled in Forest and Stream magazine and inspired a new way of exploring the wilderness. The Pack Canoe was born!
Paddling a Pack Canoe is similar to kayaking but there are some important differences. Our customers love these wonderful boats, and for good reason. Well, seven of them actually!