Ease your journey to quiet water with a cart for your kayak or canoe. The Atlantic Cart 260, by Eckla, sports fat tires to get you through mud and sand; a wheel without bearings stands up to water and grit. $135 at The Outfitter, Harbor Springs, 231-526-2621.

Note: This article was first published in July 2006 and was updated for the web February 2008.