Canoe & Kayak Instruction
Instruction is the best way to develop paddling skills. With skill development comes confidence and the basis to build better judgement. We offer a variety of canoe & kayak classes. We have highly qualified and experienced instructors. Courses are geared to meet individual/group needs. We offer a range of classes including courses to help you improve your paddling skills, move more confidently in river current, water safety, backcountry camping and leadership skills. We have courses geared specifically for children & families, as well as women's only expedition courses. Upon completion participants will receive an ACA certificate of completion. We have ACA certified instructors.
For the current list of Classes offered refer to Instruction page.
6-7 pm Book Signing & Reception, Dave Cilley, author of Adirondack Paddlers Guide will autograph copies of his newest edition (4th) of his guidebook which gives up to date information on newly updated state land usage for campsites and paddling routes. Food & beverages will be served. Norman Sims will also be available to autograph books. Free & open to the public.
7-8:30 pm Norman Sims, co-author of Canoes: A Natural History in North America, will present a talk and slide show about the history of the most American watercraft and its use in the Adirondacks. The talk will include the development of the canoe from dugouts to birchbark to wood-and-canvas and then modern materials. He will bring a restored 1890s Morris wood-and-canvas canoe from Maine for folks to examine. Free and open to the public.