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There is on-site registration starting at 9:00 at Stewart Park
Can You Canoe Cayuga is a fun, challenging paddling event for paddle craft of all types and for paddlers of all skill levels.
In 2011, The Cayuga Lake Watershed Network, a non-profit organization whose sole purpose is education and advocacy for the protection of the Cayuga Lake Watershed, created the Can You Canoe Cayuga event to highlight the beauty of Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, and to raise awareness and support for active stewardship of this beautiful resource. For the past 5 years paddlers have traveled the 38-mile length of Cayuga Lake in canoes, kayaks, SUPs, dragon boats and outrigger canoes.
This year we have an exciting new loop format which supports all skill levels, and creates a festive, family-friendly environment centered at Stewart Park in Ithaca, NY.
10:00am 15-mile Taughannock Point Loop ($40, $25 students)
10:10am Quick Start Your Kayak -- Learn Basic Strokes and Self Rescue ($10)
12:00pm 6.0-mile Ithaca Yacht Club Loop ($40, $25 students)
12:10pm Quick Start Your SUP -- Learn Basic Strokes and Self Rescue ($10)
1:00pm 1.5-mile Front Light Loop (Free! but you have to buy your own T-Shirt!)
There is a registration button to the right or you can register here.
Teams, individuals, relays, families and first timers are welcome!
For those who don't have their own paddle craft, event-long kayak, canoe and SUP rentals are available. Short term rentals for the short loop, or just for fun, are available at the event as well.
Reserve canoes, single and double kayaks, and stand-up-paddle boards for the longer events. Reservations are not needed for short periods during the day or the short loop. All rentals include life jackets and paddles.
Local food trucks Dos Amigos, That's How I Roll Sushi, and Frozen Moments will make this a fun, festive, and family-friendly event.
Ithaca-based The Yardvarks will be playing live at our afternoon celebration specializing in "all of your favorite Neo-Obscuro tunes from the 50's - 80's."
Raffle Tickets for a beautiful locally-made Gillespie Paddle will be available at the event for $5 each.
Cool goodie bags, awesome event shirt, live music and fantastic food trucks -- are all great reasons to come to paddle, volunteer, enjoy Stewart Park and support the Cayuga Lake Watershed Network.
Training Suggestions (for longer loops):