Adirondack Paddling Symposium

Adirondack
Paddling Symposium

Improve your skills and paddle smarter, paddle further!

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Canoe, Kayak
& SUP Classes

Improve your skills and paddle further, paddle bolder.

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Small class sizes

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social &
Meal times

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yoga sessions

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Third Annual Adirondack
Paddling Symposium

Save the Date: June 16-19, 2023

Adirondack Paddling Symposium

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. 

Adirondack Paddling Symposium Quick Facts

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: Hotel Saranac (Headquarters), Lake Flower & Lake Colby
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.
Lodging: Lodging is not included. The Saranac Lake area offers a wide variety of lodging and camping options. Hotel Saranac is offering a discount for Symposium participants. A discount code will be sent to you along with your registration confirmation. See the Logistics page for more info on lodging.
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: High Peaks Cyclery, Adirondack Lakes and Trails Outfitters, Mac's Canoe Livery, St. Regis Canoe Outfitters

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Why you should attend the
Adirondack Paddling Symposium

Customize your own instruction plan!

We've designed instructional tracks for Kayaks, Canoes, Pack Boats, SUPs, and Whitewater based on your paddling experience.

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Test paddle before you buy!

Experienced, expert instructors

Your instructors bring decades of paddling expertise to the Adirondack Paddling Symposium. They are all drawn from the Paddling industry, and have devoted themselves to empowering you to be your best self on the water.

Skills & Confidence!

After completing the Adirondack Paddling Symposium, you will have gained the skills to paddle smarter, more safely and efficiently. Your confidence in your own paddling ability means you will enjoy your paddling trips more, be it a quick day trip or and extended expedition!