2020 55¢ Enjoy the Great Outdoors – Canoeing
Value: 55¢ 1-ounce First-class rate (Forever)
Issue Date: June 13, 2020
First Day City: Incline Village, NV
Type of Stamp: Commemorative
Printed by: Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd.
Printing Method: Offset
Format: Pane of 20
Quantity Printed: 35,000,000
Summer is one of the best times of year to enjoy the outdoors. And a great activity to do with the whole family is canoeing.
Canoes have been around for thousands of years. They have been made of materials ranging from hollowed-out logs, tree bark, and canvas. Today, most are constructed of long-lasting plastic or fiberglass. Canoes were originally used for transportation of people and goods, but as technology advanced, they were gradually replaced by more efficient methods. Modern canoes are used for recreation or in athletic events.
As more waterways have become part of the National Parks Service over the years, it has created more opportunities for water recreation. Countless families take camping and canoeing trips to our nation’s national parks every year. A standard-size canoe is the perfect fit for two adults and two children. There is nothing better than a float trip on a calm river or lake – with life jackets on, of course! There is plenty of wildlife to see plus beautiful flowers and other plants. And, if you get too hot, there is always an opportunity for a swim in the cool water.
The best part about canoes is that many places across the country have canoes available for daily rental. That makes canoeing a fun and affordable way for all families to get out and enjoy the outdoors.