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Launched in 1989, HeartLand Boating is the only magazine dedicated exclusively to recreational boating in the freshwater lakes and rivers of America. Our mission is to inform readers through relevant, entertaining, inspiring articles that are written by boaters, for boaters.

Our team of writers, editors, photographers and artists provide compelling content for a wide range of boating activities, including cruising, water sports, fishing, entertaining and more. In each issue, we focus on destinations and events, personalities, new boats and gear, skills and how-to, and lifestyle topics specific to our audience.

HeartLand Boating is published five times a year — during the boating season, April through October — and is available for free at 200+ marinas and marine facilities from the Great Lake to the Gulf of Mexico and from the Appalachian to the Rocky mountains. Complementing the print magazine, our online presence includes a digital edition that can be read on all computers; and Android and Apple app for tablets and mobile devices; expanded editorial coverage on our website; and active social media channels.

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