Paddling includes kayaking, canoeing and even standup paddling on lakes, river or small streams.  Everyone seems to have a kayak on the top of their car these days.  You can buy a canoe, kayak or stand up paddleboard at your local sports outfitter, but what do you do with it once you buy it?  Find a program that teaches you the mechanics or getting it in the water, paddling it and what you do if it tips! Paddling is a beautiful way to experience the outdoors while viewing wildlife or fishing, or just exploring a stream through the woods.  There are even opportunities to canoe to a cultural event at a park and ride a bike back to your starting point.  Check out the opportunities now!

Activity Description

Canoeing for 30 minutes with moderate effort will burn 238 calories while kayaking for the same amount of time will burn 170 calories. 

Additional Resources

Follow these links to gather more information on paddling. They may or may not be directly affiliated with Get Outdoors PA.

American Canoe Association (includes Stand Up Paddling)  
PA Fish & Boat Commission  
Kayak Online  
Rafting America  
Take Me Fishing in PA  

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Nockamixon State Park
See the park from a different view! Explore the scenic Lake Nockamixon while searching for wildlife and learning a little about the history of the area. *NOTE: Kayaks are available through the park for all programs NOT listed as a BYOK event, but spaces are limited. You may bring your own kayak if you prefer. *Children under the age of 6 may require additional accommodations. Pre-registration is required for this activity. Registration opens Wednesday, June 7th @ 9am. Call (215)529-7307 to register. Spaces are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis. *$5 donation requested. Kayaks are available for the following paddles: Eco-paddles Sun. May 28, 9-11am (FULL) Sun. July 16, 12:30-2:30pm Sun. Sept. 3, 9-11am & 12:30-2:30pm Paddle Through The Past Sun. July 30, 9-11am Sun. Aug. 20, 9-11am Patriotic Paddles Sun. July 2, 9-11am & 12:30-2:30pm DIRECTIONS TO MARINA OFFICE FROM THE PARK OFFICE: 1. From the park office parking lot, head northeast by turning right onto Route 563/ Mountain View Drive. 2. Proceed 0.8 miles to Harrisburg School Road and turn right. 3. Proceed 0.3 miles to the stop sign (entering the park) and turn left. 4. Proceed 0.2 miles on Harrisburg School Rd until you reach the stop sign at the base of the hill. The building in front of you is the marina office. 5. Turn either left or right at the stop sign and park in one of the lots directly to the side of the marina office. For persons with mobility issues or those that require ADA access, please contact the park office at (215)529-7300 to arrange accommodations.


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