Tupper Lake 8-Miler, Celebrate Paddling Invitational set for June 26-27

Paddling enthusiasts of all ages and abilities are invited to take part in two upcoming events, part of the month-long Celebrate Paddling festival: the Tupper Lake 8-Miler and the Celebrate Paddling Invitational.

The Tupper Lake 8-miler will take place Saturday, June 26, with check-in taking place 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and the event beginning at 11 a.m. The race starts at the Town of Tupper Lake Boat Launch — paddlers then head to the Route 30 bridge, up the Raquette River to the Oxbow, and then back to the boat launch. This is a New York Paddling Race Association points race for canoes and kayaks. Entry fee is $15, with t-shirts going to the first 60 registrants.

To register, visit bit.ly/tupperlake8miler. For race questions, contact Roger Gocking at [email protected] or (518) 354-8377. For help with registration, email [email protected].

The Celebrate Paddling Invitational is the culmination of Celebrate Paddling month in the Adirondacks, held this year on Sunday, June 27, at Riverfront Park in downtown Saranac Lake. This family-friendly paddling event has something for everyone, including races for all ages and abilities, boat demos from local Adirondack outfitters and information from boat builders — there’s also a chance to buy or sell your used boat or paddling gear.

The Celebrate Paddling Invitational includes the following race categories — all skill levels are invited to participate: 3-mile race, kids race, family race, war canoe race and 10-mile race.

To register and for more information, visit northernforestcanoetrail.org/celebrate-paddling-invitational.

Celebrate Paddling is a collaborative event sponsored by St. Regis Canoe Outfitters, Raquette River Outfitters, Adirondack Lakes & Trails Outfitters and Mac’s Canoe Livery. Celebrate Paddling also receives support from the NFCT, with financial support from Adirondack Frontier’s Destination Event Sponsorship Program.

For more information about the Celebrate Paddling Invitational, email [email protected]northernforestcanoetrail.org.

For a complete schedule of Celebrate Paddling events, visit celebratepaddlingadk.com/schedule.

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