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Adirondack Paddling Symposium

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$300 for the weekend

Adirondack Paddling Symposium

Adirondack Paddling Symposium

What: A comprehensive weekend of paddling instruction for paddlers offering Beginner and Intermediate course tracks for Kayaks, Pack Boats, SUPs, and Canoes.

Where: Saranac Lake, NY (Harrietstown Town Hall)

When: June 16-19, 2023

Cost: The symposium is $300 for the weekend and includes all classes, some meals, evening programs, morning yoga sessions, and socials. "Tour Monday” is an additional $75.00 and can be registered early or at the event. Click HERE to register.

Boats & Gear: Not included. We encourage paddlers to bring their own boat or boards if possible, and appropriate paddling gear and paddlewear. See website for suggested gear and wear. If you do not have an appropriate craft of your own, or if you're looking to potentially upgrade, please reach out to one of our Symposium Sponsors to inquire about rental availability and rates: Adirondack Lakes and Trails OutfittersMac's Canoe LiverySt. Regis Canoe Outfitters


The Adirondack Paddling Symposium was derived from paddlers like you. The goal is simple: to build skills to further your paddling enjoyment. We focus on the beginner to intermediate paddler, and by choosing patient and caring instructors, create an environment of encouragement that is judgement free and truly furthers the enjoyment you get from paddling. This level of paddler that has the most to gain from instruction. When you understand how the body and boat/ board work together, you get the most from your craft and the most from yourself. With so many amazing places to explore by paddle power, the more efficient you are, the more confident you are. By offering this educational resource to our community, it is our dream to see you and many others get the most out of your adventure, go further and be bolder. 

This year's Symposium includes a new 90-Miler track, led by Andrew Jillings and Brian McDonnell, to help aspiring racers hone the skills needed to complete the three day course.

Registration is open for this year's Symposium, which will be held June 16-19 in Saranac Lake, headquartered at the Harrietstown Town Hall.

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