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2020 Paddler's Gear Swap

April 18, 2020

Our annual Paddlers (and other) Gear Swap is at a new venue at The Bar on Lynndale in Appleton on Saturday, April 18th. Bring your spare boats and gear along with your wish list to find a great deal. There will also be paddling-related presentations and a great opportunity to socialize with your paddling friends. More information…

2020 Apostle Islands trip

August 12-16, 2020

Once again we are hosting a kayak/camping trip to the Apostle Islands! We start with a drive to Bayfield on August 12th, launching to Oak Island on the 13th and returning on the 16th. This trip provides an opportunity for experienced paddlers together with newer paddlers to safely enjoy a few days of great paddling and camping in the beautiful Apostle Islands. This trip is for NEWP members only, but it is easy to become a member of NEWP –  membership page. For trip details, see the 2020 Apostle Islands Trip page.

2020 Door County Kayak Encampment

September 24-27, 2020

Family friendly, free to NEWP members, come and go as you can

The “Door County Kayak Encampment” will be held at Peninsula State Park Sept. 24 through 27, 2020. We have the Lakeshore group site reserved (tents only, holds up to 60 people). If you want to camp in a popup, RV or nearby lodging you’ll need to make your own arrangements. NEWP members can come and go all that weekend. Group tours will be arranged that weekend for different paddling distances and destinations. State park admittance requires daily or annual vehicle pass.

Student Outings

We offer a chance for those who complete the kayaking classes to take part in student outings. NEWP provides the boats and other necessary gear, as well as instructors to go along to lead the trips. See activity details

Open Pool

We offer open pool sessions while classes are held at the Appleton YMCA.  Open pool is available to current NEWP members and current-year students.  The cost is $5 per person (current-year students are free).

Open pool is held from 2:00 – 3:30 on those Sundays when our Fox Cities YMCA (Appleton) kayak classes are held from February through April. Classes (and open pools) are not held the weekends of Canoecopia and Easter. Check the classes page on this website for specifics.


Several groups of paddlers around northeast Wisconsin enjoy these social paddles on a weekly basis. Please contact us with corrections or additions to this list. Arrive early enough to unload and be ready to paddle by the listed launch times.

Red River (whitewater) - Tuesdays 5:15pm

Red River – Whitewater paddle outing from the Lower Red Lake Powerhouse (near Gresham). Paddlers meet at the Shell Station near Maplewood Meats west of Green Bay on Hwy 29 at 4 p.m. to caravan. For more information, contact Mike Brown at (920) 629-0184 or at Active from paddling season opener until Oct. 1 each  year, weather dependent.

Elkhart Lake - Sundays 8:00am

Launch from boat landing on County Road P, west side of Elkhart Lake. 8 a.m. “power loop” followed by a 9 a.m. “social loop.” Great opportunity for roll and rescue practice! (Note that a Sheboygan County parking pass is required.)

Lake Michigan

Sheboygan – 6:00 Wednesdays – Launch from the south end of King Park at the end of Broadway Avenue; Lake Michigan paddle.

Two Rivers – 5:00 Mondays (or later with prior arrangement) – Launch from Neshotah Park. Park at the most southern parking lot. Lake Michigan paddle (river paddle option available). View the harbor cam for current conditions. Contact: Daren at

Oshkosh Area

Occasional paddles are scheduled and published via an email list.  Contact Dale for more information.

The Loon-A-Tics have a weekly Tuesday “river” paddle (rivers change each week), scheduled Memorial Day through Labor Day, and some of the members do a Tuesday and Thursday workout paddle (high intensity) to get in shape for Midwest races. Contact Dale for more information.