For all the programs, kayaks and related equipment, including a personal flotation device, will be provided. A 30-minute paddling instruction and safety session will occur prior to departure and must be attended by all participants. Participants should have previous paddling experience and must be 18 years of age or older. The cost is $35 per person and space is limited to 8 participants. Registration form coming soon!
Celebrate the spring migration with a paddle on the St. Croix River! Join us for a guided kayak program to learn about the return of these summer residents and how the Riverway provides them with such a special habitat.
With the closing of the Stillwater Boom in 1914 a great era in logging history came to an end. Paddle down a historic stretch of the river and learn about the annual log drives that often backed up the St. Croix for miles.
Discover what life was like for an Ojibwe woman in the 1800s along the St. Croix River. Join a Park Ranger as you learn about Cecilia Connor, an amazing Ojibwe woman who travelled the river extensively during her lifetime.
Paddle at twilight on the first full day of summer and learn about the special nature of this protected river.
Rivers are dynamic, complex, and ever changing. Sometimes friendly and serene, other times wild and tumultuous. Join a park ranger to learn how to read river currents and to be a safer paddler.
Rivers have served as metaphors for poets and writers for hundreds of years. Spend an evening paddling the St. Croix River and hear some of the words that echo over time.
Join a park ranger and move with the pace of the river in late summer. Watch the sunset and experience the magic of kayaking as the full moon rises.
Paddle the St. Croix with retired NPS hydrologist Randy Ferrin and learn about the fragility of its waters.
Join Ben Thwaits from Northwest Passage and immerse yourself in the groundbreaking photography program, “In a New Light.” Discover how it has changed the lives of hundreds of youth while learning how to improve your own photos using “In a New Light’s” innovative techniques. To learn more about “In a New Light,” go to www.inanewlight.org.
Paddle down the Namekagon River and learn about Veazie, a historic town that once existed along the Namekagon River. See the site of an old dam and learn the stories of the characters that called Veazie home.
Paddle with National Park Service Historian Jean Schaeppi, and discover how river recreation has changed through time. Of course people still come for the same reasons, but how they get here and how they experience the river has changed. A stop will be made to visit a cabin built in the mid-1920s.
Join the Cable Natural History Museum for a sunrise yoga session on the banks of the Namekagon River. Then gently glide your kayak down an enchanting stretch of river. Finally, end the paddle in Seeley with a morning cup of coffee.
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