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We're excited to offer a great variety of canoeing and kayaking events this summer and early fall! There's something for everyone, from beginners to advanced paddlers of all ages. Explore Milwaukee's wonderful waterways by boat with us! Check out our programs and register below. 

Please note: For insurance reasons, personal boats are currently not allowed in any of our paddling programs.

View by location:  Riverside Park  |  Washington Park

Launching near Riverside Park

Full Moon Canoe

Canoeing on the Milwaukee River under a full moon

With the full moon above and reflected city lights below, paddle down the Milwaukee River. See the city and the full moon as you never have before! Meet at the Milwaukee Rowing Club Boathouse @ 1900 N. Commerce St.

For adults and families

Pick Your Price: Program Cost: $40 | Member Discount: $30 | Price Break: $20

Saturday, September 14 | 7:30 - 10 p.m. | Register

 

Night Kayak: Downtown Milwaukee

Join us for a Milwaukee River paddling experience as we kayak downriver from the Milwaukee Rowing Club Boathouse (1990 N Commerce St.). We’ll start with basic paddling techniques and water safety, then hit the water. We don't plan on getting wet, but dress comfortably in waterproof or quick-drying clothing in case of splashes! Boats, paddles, and PFDs provided. Weather dependent. Space is limited and registration is required.

For adults & teens

Pick Your Price: Program Cost: $28 | Member Discount: $20 | Price Break: $14 

Wednesday, September 4 | 7 - 9 p.m. Register

Thursday, September 5 | 7 - 9 p.m. Register

Washington Park Lagoon

Canoe the Lagoon

Join us for the very last canoe program of the season! We’ll paddle around the Washington Park Lagoon and enjoy the early signs of fall from our canoes. This is your last chance to get on the Washington Park Lagoon before hanging up your paddle for the season! All skill levels welcome.

For adults and accompanied children ages 5+

Pick Your Price: Program Cost: $21 | Member Discount: $15 | Price Break: $10

Saturday, October 5 | 1 to 3 p.m. Register

 

Kayaking for Beginners 
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The Washington Park Lagoon is a beautiful, calm and spacious body of water – a great place to learn the basics of paddling! Learn how to choose the right equipment, boating safety and paddling technique, then practice with guidance from one of our trained educators. Perfect for those who are new to paddling or just want some more practice.

For adults and accompanied children ages 6+

Pick Your Price: Program Cost: $21 | Member Discount: $15 | Price Break: $10

Saturday, September 14 | 10:30 a.m. - noon Register

Upcoming Events

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Early Morning Bird Walks (Washington Park)

Washington Park

Wednesday, September 18th

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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ROOT - Washington Park

Washington Park

Wednesday, September 18th

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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