Adirondack Paddling Symposium returns to Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Paddling Symposium will return to Saranac Lake on June 17-20 at the Hotel Saranac, with water-based activities at Lake Flower and Lake Colby.

The symposium will include paddling instruction for beginners and intermediates and course tracks for kayaks, pack boats, stand-up paddleboards and canoes. This event was put on hold the past two years due to the pandemic.

Originally founded by Northwest River Supplies and hosted by Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company out of Old Forge, this year, it will be presented by the Northern Forest Canoe Trail and NRS.

“The Symposium was founded with a simple goal: to help people maximize their enjoyment of paddlesports,” NFCT executive director Karrie Thomas said in a statement. “The Adirondack region offers so many incredible waterways to explore, so NRS and Mountainman set out to help paddlers become more confident and skilled. NFCT is thrilled to support this event and help paddlers get more out of their paddling experiences.”

The Adirondack Paddling Symposium begins on Friday, June 17, with introductions, meet and greet, gear outfitting, dinner and evening programming. Additional instruction takes place Saturday and Sunday, June 18-19, with optional tours on Monday, June 20.

For more information, visit adirondackpaddlingsymposium.com or contact Danny Mongno at 518-524-4117 or info@adkpaddlingsymposium.com.


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