2017 Boat & Gear Swap
More than 150 people and one very large dog wandered through the NEWP Gear Swap Saturday, April 22, at St. Mary's, downtown Appleton (gymnasium of the Early Learning Center). People paid $1 to enter and were able to shop for used gear, listen to workshops and hear about other peoples' favorite places to paddle.
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 trip details
2017 Women on the Water
Robin Nelson, ACA Certified Coastal Kayak Instructor, will lead a special coastal kayaking workshop for women, titled WOW (Women On the Water) on Sunday, June 11, 2017, in Kewaunee, WI. This popular open-water adventure is offered most years by our lead women instructors for a group of women and is planned to be a wonderful day on the water with a great group of paddle-divas! A trip on Lake Michigan is usually "Plan A," but, if conditions are not favorable, great "Plan B" opportunities are available on safer waters. In past years, this event has been held in Kewaunee, Two Rivers and Manitowoc. Email Robin for more details.
2017 Rock Island Trip
Save the date! A kayak camping trip to beautiful Rock Island State Park will be held Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-4, 2017. Join us for camping at one of Wisconsin's most beloved state parks, where no vehicles or bicycles are allowed. You will need to provide your own sea kayak with water-tight compartments fore and aft (sorry, no recreational kayaks or canoes), kayak gear, camping equipment and food. Cost for the weekend will be $10 per person regardless of how many nights you stay. All participants will need to notify Ken (you can do this now) and pay your $10 per person to Ken by Aug. 18. An ACA membership (daily or annual) is also required.
- The Route - Drive to the northern tip of Door County (Northport) and take the Washington Island Ferry. Once on Washington Island, drive to Jackson Harbor. From there, paddle approximately 2 miles to Rock Island State Park. We have a waterfront campsite reserved for beaching our kayaks and a nearby group site reserved for camping. This means we will be able to accommodate up to 46 persons. For those who have never been to Rock Island or who wish to travel, ferry ride and paddle to Rock Island with others, we will schedule a suggested time to meet at Northport for the Sept. 1 ferry trip to Washington Island, the drive across the island, followed by the paddle to Rock Island.
2016 Apostle Islands Trip - NOT CONFIRMED FOR 2017
NEWP coordinates and leads group trips from time to time for club members who have demonstrated the skills required to successfully and safely enjoy this particular trip. The 2016 trip to the Apostle Islands National Park was held in August. The group of 8 paddlers camped at a new group site (C) on Sand Island. Full Details
- Wed. -- - Drive to Ashland, WI (overnight in a local hotel)
- Thu. -- - Paddle to Sand Island (about 3.5 miles)
- Sun. -- - Paddle back to the mainland
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.
Two Rivers - 4:30 Mondays (or later with prior arrangement) - Launch from Nashotah 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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) 983-0939 or at MikeB@WisconsinPaddlers.org. Active from paddling season opener until Oct. 1 each year, weather dependent.
Lake Winnebago - Tuesdays 6:00pm
Oshkosh - Launch from Menominee Park; Lake Winnebago paddle (Be sure to confirm with Loon-a-Ticks Club members!)
Harrington Beach State Park - Launch on beach area at end of County Trunk D on the north side of the park. A State Park sticker is NOT required.(Questions? Contact Dave at: email@example.com)