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America’s Great Loop — Inland Stops & Resources

America’s Great Loop is truly one of the most unique travel experiences in the World. Covering over 5,000 miles, 11 different waterways and two countries, boaters have a chance to explore the different cultural and geographical landscapes that this region of North America has to offer. And the inland section—comprised of the Illinois River, Mississippi […] Read More

The Complete Listing of Marinas and Locks on the Inland and Gulf Intracoastal Waterways

2022 Quimby’s Cruising Guide

5,000 miles, 11 different waterways and two countries—America’s Great Loop is truly one of the most unique travel experiences in the World. Read More

2021 Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to all that participated in the 2021 Photo Contest. Below are the contest winners that will appear in the printed guide — available at the end of February. Keep an eye out for that edition to see the overall winner. 2021 was a great year on the Western Rivers and Gulf Intracoastal Waterway […] Read More

2021 Photo Contest Semi-Finalists

Thank you to everyone that submitted photos throughout the year of your boating adventures on the waterways through the Heartland. Below are the 2021 semi-finalists — including the various boats, marinas, crew, wildlife, scenery and animal companions along the way. Read More

Cruising Kentucky

Updated – 7/15/21 Originally Published through Heartland Boating Magazine by Bobbye Miller Kenyon It’s summertime, and the livin’ is especially easy if you happen to be aboard a boat in Kentucky. The Bluegrass State lays claim to some of the most inviting and accessible waters in all of the eastern U.S. — 170 lakes and […] Read More

River Festivals

Let’s face it, 2020 was not the best of years for nearly everything — including events. Luckily, with the official 2021 boating season just around the corner, events are back — and that means the sound of boats on the water and people on the banks of river festivals around the Heartland. Take a look […] Read More

World’s Longest Continuous River Race

Kansas City, Mo. — Starting point for the annual Missouri American Water MR340 — the World’s longest continuous river race. Launched in 2004 during a time when social media consisted of niche forums attached to websites, the race still maintains its grassroots origins and in some ways mirrors the small town Americana path that it […] Read More

The Complete Listing of Marinas and Locks on the Inland and Gulf Intracoastal Waterways

Cruising the Upper Mississippi River: Winery Stops Close to Transient Docks

Updated 4/22/21 There are a couple of things in the Mississippi River Valley during the beginning of boating season that go well together: Cruising and Drinking Wine. Other than the bucolic scenery along the way that this region provides, there are many wineries that can be accessible with a quick Uber or taxi ride from […] Read More