Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Registration open for June 14-17 Adirondack Paddling Symposium

Instructor Jason Smith, owner of Adirondack Lakes & Trails Outfitters in Saranac Lake, NY, helps a paddler hone their roll technique. (Photo provided by the NFCT.)

Saranac Lake, NY — Registration is open for the 2024 Adirondack Paddling Symposium, June 14-17 in Saranac Lake, NY.

Presented by NRS and the Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT), the Symposium is a comprehensive weekend of paddling instruction for beginners and intermediates, and includes course tracks for kayaks, pack boats, stand-up paddleboards and canoes. The Harrietstown Town Hall in downtown Saranac Lake serves as the Symposium’s headquarters.

The Symposium begins on Friday, June 14, with introductions, meet-and-greet, gear outfitting, dinner and evening programming. Additional instruction takes place Saturday and Sunday, June 15-16, with optional tours on Monday, June 17. Instruction takes place on land, in the pool at North Country Community College and in area water bodies including Lower Saranac Lake, the Saranac River, Lake Colby and Lake Flower.

The Adirondack Paddling Symposium is presented by NRS and the NFCT and sponsored by Aqua-Bound, Bending Branches, Wenonah, Werner Paddles and Current Designs. Community partners include the Town of Harrietstown, Celebrate Paddling ADK and Explore Adirondack Frontier. Additional support is provided by local outfitters and retailers: Adirondack Lakes & Trails Outfitters, St. Regis Canoe Outfitters, Mac’s Canoe Livery, Raquette River Outfitters and Hornbeck Boats.

For more information, including registration, details on lodging, courses, gear rentals and more, visit adirondackpaddlingsymposium.com or contact Danny Mongno at (518) 524-4117 or info@adkpaddlingsymposium.com.

The Adirondack Paddling Symposium takes place during Celebrate Paddling ADK, a month-long festival featuring presentations and discussions at local establishments, river cleanups and paddling activities on nearby waters.

To learn more and for a full schedule of activities, visit celebratepaddlingadk.com.

Photo at top: Instructor Jason Smith, owner of Adirondack Lakes & Trails Outfitters in Saranac Lake, NY, helps a paddler hone their roll technique. Photo provided by NFCT.

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