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2019 Paddlers Gear Swap

Our annual Paddlers Gear Swap is back in Appleton on Saturday, April 13th. 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...

2019 Apostle Islands trip

Once again we are hosting a kayak/camping trip to the Apostle Islands! We start with a drive to Bayfield on August 21st, launching to Sand Island on the 22nd and returning on the 24th. 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 2019 Apostle Islands Trip page.

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.

Looking for other paddle ideas?

We've launched an interactive Google map featuring launch locations throughout northeast Wisconsin. The map is editable if you have a Google (gmail) account. Again, please edit the information directly or contact us with corrections or tips!


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

WEEKLY Elkhart LakeLaunch 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

WEEKLY King Park SheboyganSheboygan - 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.