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.
Celebrate Paddling ADK
9 am - 1 pm Water Safety Clinic: This is a four-hour class is designed to introduce people to safe handling of your canoe, launching & landing your canoe, and basic paddling strokes and maneuvers. Information on the paddling environment will include: wind, water, waves and weather. Rescue responsibilities will be discussed and basic rescues will be demonstrated. This course follows the curriculum of the American Canoe Association and is given by an ACA certified instructor. Cost $69 per person
7-8:30 pm Adirondack Hamlets to Huts Presentation, Joe Dadey: will give a broad overview of the Hamlets to Huts including trail development and lodging options. Free event.
5-7:30 pm Yoga for Paddler's Clinic, 73 Dorsey Street - Riverwalk. Learn yoga poses that are helpful prior to and after paddling to increase strength and muscular endurance while reducing the risk of injury and restoring balance. Free event.
9 am-1 pm Women's Clinic: Double Paddle Solo Canoe Instruction. Cost $
1-5 pm Saranac River Clean up. Volunteers are invited to help clean up the Saranac River. Boats, gloves and trash bags provided. This event is a coordination with ALTO, NFCT. Free event.
9-11 am Naturalist Interpretive Paddle, Second Pond. Bring your own canoe/kayak. Meet at State Bridge. Cost $20
9 am -12 pm Kid's Paddling Clinic for ages 5 and older. Great opportunity for your child to expand their paddling skills and gain both confidence and respect for the water environment. This class teaches children outdoor and paddling skills while having fun exploring the natural environment. Must be accompanied by an adult. Cost $55 per child.
Saranac River Clean up
We coordinate with the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, Adirondack Lakes & Trails for the annual Saranac River clean-up. This event is scheduled for theJune 23 @1-5 pm. See River Clean-up for details.