Canoe Businesses Reaping Rewards from Warm Weather

The rising mercury had people hitting the water to stay cool and escape the heat at local canoe businesses.

The weather helped bring people to Chippewa Landing near Manton and Smithville Landing near Fife Lake.

The two businesses say the recent heat wave has kept them busy. Monday and Tuesday they were swamped, sending people down the river in everything from kayaks to tubes.

It’s business they welcome after a slow to start to the season due to cooler weather.

9&10’s Breelynn Martin and Photojournalist Jeff Blakeman visited the two canoe liveries.