Paddle Fest to make a splash

August 10, 2012 by  

The largest boat demonstration of the year takes place during the Paddle Fest in Greensboro on August 18 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. There will be over 60 kinds of boats available for the public to try out and several displays by the local water conservation groups and paddle clubs. All of the classes and demos are free but parking will be $2 for each vehicle. The sponsors of the event are Get:Outdoors and City Lake staff.

Other activities during the event include instruction on the basics of kayaking, an early morning sweep of the lake, photography from the kayak session, and a kay-yoga women’s class for beginners. The Paddle Fest will begin at the Lake Higgins Marina, located at 4235 Hamburg Mill Road, so the marina will be closed for regular business and will reopen after the event. Print companies have probably already begun flyer printing for the Paddle Fest to alert the public of the event.

The day begins with a clean sweep of the lake and participants can pick up gloves and trash bags at the shoreline. From 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, the vendors’ booths will be open, featuring Dan River Basin Association, Natural Triad, and Piedmont Hiking Club, along with many more. Guests can learn photography tips of the trade from an expert from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon. There will only be 25 spots open for this section of the day, so visitors are encouraged meet in the classroom at Lake Higgins early in order to get into this activity. For more information regarding the Paddle Fest, call 336-373-3816.

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