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Paddles Up Niagara

Join us for the 15th Annual Paddles Up Niagara!

What: Paddles Up Niagara is a family friendly and safe way to experience the natural areas and unique habitats of the Niagara River.  Whether you are a novice or an experienced paddler, you will enjoy spending the morning with an enthusiastic paddling community. Guides and safety paddlers will be on hand to assist and answer your paddling questions.

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Free Hot Dog, Beer or Soft Drink from Bogey's Bar and Grill for every paddler!

When: Saturday July 31st 2021

There are three paddling events to choose from

               Eco-Tour 1 - 7:00 AM (limited capacity)

               Eco-Tour 2 - 8:00 AM (limited capacity)

               Fun Paddle - 10:30 AM

The eco-tours begin at Beaver Island beach and are designed to be smaller in size, so everyone can hear the guide interpret plants and animal life as they guide the group of 15 through habitats around Beaver Island. Spaces are limited so please register early. To view a map of the Eco-Tour route click the link here:


The larger Fun Paddle starts at 10:30 from Beaver Island beach and allows paddlers to choose how far they wish to paddle, the route goes around Little Beaver Island, back towards the launch site and then paddlers can choose to continue on to the East River Marsh or end their paddling adventures by disembarking at the launch site. To view a map of the Fun Paddle route click the link here:

Where: Beaver Island State Park, Grand Island, New York 

Meet at Shelters 2A & 2B, launch from the far end of the beach. To sign up for any of the three events click the green "Register Here" button. 

FREE T-Shirt for the first 200 Registrants!


Important Must Do's:

Personal Flotation Device


All paddlers MUST wear a zipped up coast guard approved lifejacket, anyone who refuses to wear a lifejacket will not be permitted to paddle with the group. Lifejackets must be worn properly.

Sound Producing Device


Paddlers should bring a whistle on their watercraft. NY State Parks Marine Services will have some to pass out at the event. If you are in need of assistance on the water, blow your whistle and wave your arms or paddle in the air to alert the safety paddlers.

Follow the Course


Paddlers must follow the designated course and display their numbers on their boat or lifejacket.  Race type bibs with numbers will be supplied on the day of the event.

Where to rent kayaks:

If you are in need of a kayak, please contact one of these vendors to rent one. These vendors are willing to bring the kayaks to the Paddles Up event location.

Blue Water Marina -

  Grand Island NY



Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper

  Buffalo, NY



Niagara Outfitters - 

  Lewiston, NY 



Organizers of Paddles Up Niagara:

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