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 Paddling Programs 2021

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

Riverside Park trips launch from the Milwaukee Rowing Club Boathouse (1990 N. Commerce St) unless otherwise indicated.

 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 at 1990 N. Commerce St. (near Riverside Park)

Sunset Canoe

(For adults and teens) Come out just in time to watch the sunset over Milwaukee. As the rays reflect off of the water, we’ll paddle down the Milwaukee River. Meet at the Milwaukee Rowing Club Boathouse (1990 N. Commerce St).

Pick your price: $24 – $34

Tuesday, June 15 | 6:30-8:30 pm | Register

Tuesday, July 6 | 6:30-8:30 pm | Register

Tuesday, July 13 | 6:30-8:30 pm | Register

Full Moon Canoe – Led by a NASA Airborne Astronomy Ambassador (sold out)

(For adults and teens) Paddle with UWM’s Planetarium Director, Jean Creighton. Enjoy and learn about the full Moon, other exotic moons in the solar system, and more intriguing objects scattered through space. Milwaukee Rowing Club Boathouse (1990 N. Commerce St).

Pick your price: $30 – $40

Tuesday, June 22 | 7-9 pm | Register

Full Moon Canoe 

(For adults and teens) Enjoy a canoe ride under the full moon! We'll see the city from a whole new perspective as our staff guides you through downtown. Meet at MKE Rowing Club Milwaukee Rowing Club Boathouse (1990 N. Commerce St).

Pick your price: $30 – $40

Saturday, July 24 | 7-9 pm | Register

Downtown Kayak

(For adults and teens) Take advantage of Wisconsin’s beautiful summer months by kayaking with the UEC! See the city as you never have before as we paddle down the Milwaukee River. Milwaukee Rowing Club Boathouse (1990 N. Commerce St).

Pick your price: $26 – $36

Saturday, June 19 | 10 am-noon | Register

Saturday, July 17 | 10 am-noon | Register

MKE History via Canoe

(For adults and teens) Get to know Milwaukee by hopping in a canoe with us! We’ll talk about this city and all its local legends, as we paddle on the Milwaukee River. Milwaukee Rowing Club Boathouse (1990 N. Commerce St).

Pick your price: $24 – $34

Saturday, June 26 | 9:30- 11:30 am | Register

Thursday, July 24 | 1-3 pm | Register

Washington Park Lagoon

Canoeing for Beginners

(For adults and children 7+) 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 pick equipment, boating safety and paddling technique then practice with our educators.

Pick your price: $12 – $20

Saturday, June 12 | 10 am-noon | Register  (sold out)

Paint and Paddle (canceled)

(For adults and children 7+) Be inspired by the light and life in the Washington Park lagoon. We’ll enjoy some time paddling before turning our inspiration to art to take home with you!

Pick your price: $12 – $20

Wednesday, June 23 | 6-8 pm | Register

Evenings on the Lagoon

(For everyone) Join us every Wednesday at Washington Park to hop in a boat and get out on the water! We’ll launch our canoes, pedal boats and have lots of laughs together.

Pick your price: $8 – $10

Wednesday July 7, 14, 21 & 28 | 6-8 pm | Register

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