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7th Annual Adirondack Stand Up Paddle Festival

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Kick off the 2018 summer season at the 7th Annual Adirondack SUP Festival in Saranac Lake with a great weekend of SUP (stand up paddleboard) inspired activities for the entire family.

DAY 1 - FRIDAY, JUNE 15TH

On-water demos - 3-5:30pm

  • With so many boards on the market, it's hard to choose the right one. The Adirondack SUP Festival offers a great opportunity to try before you buy along with a special Adirondack SUP Festival sale price.
  • $5.00 gets you a weekend of on-water demos and dry-land clinics

Kids After School SUP Session - 4-5pm

  • Who loves SUP more than a kid? Nobody! This hour long course will introduce the basics of SUP paddling and safety to your up and coming paddler. 
  • For ages 10-14 years old
  • $25/kid - include: paddle, pfd, board, instruction
  • *Call Adirondack Lakes & Trails Outfitters at 800-491-0414 to register

DAY 2 - SATURDAY, JUNE 16TH

Long and Short Course Races

  • Start times: Long starts @ 9:45am; Short starts @ 10:15am

On-water SUP Demos - 11am-4pm

  • With so many boards on the market, it's hard to choose the right one. The Adirondack SUP Festival offers a great opportunity to try before you buy along with a special Adirondack SUP Festival sale price.
  • $5.00 gets you a weekend of on-water demos and dry-land clinics

Choosing the right board - 11am

  • Some are pointy, some are round, some a thick, some are thin... Join BIC SUP company rep Russ Cowles for a dry-land discussion. Russ will give you the low-down on board shapes, sizes, and materials. No Charge

Inflatabe SUPs - More than meets the eye - 12:00pm

  • Join NRS's Danny Mongno for a dry-land introduction to Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboards. Versatile, durable, and portable, the inflatable SUP may be the perfect board for you!! 
  • No Charge

1, 2, 3, SUP - Introduction to SUP Paddling Instruction Clinic - 1-2pm

  • Designed for the beginning paddler, this class will cover stand-up paddling basics including board and paddle selection and fit; key paddle strokes (forward, turns, and stop); learning how to build speed with stability; and having fun identifying how to paddle more efficiently. Participants should wear layered non-cotton clothing.

NRS company man, father of Teddy the dog, and paddlesport instructor extraordinaire Danny Mongno will teach you what you need to know about SUP!

  • $40/person - include: paddle, pfd, board, & instruction

Afternoon Fun Races start at 2:30pm

  • SUP Sprint | Out and back as fast as you can | fun for ages 8 and up!
  • Pooch Race | One dog, one human, one board | Woof!
  • Tandem SUP Sprint | Two humans, one board | Balance is the key

Other Saturday attractions

  • Adirondack Lakes & Trails Outfitters' Sales Tent will be open all day!
  • Save 15% on all SUP boards in stock!

Local and regional vendors will be on-hand to educate and inform.

DAY 3 - SUNDAY, JUNE 17TH

Guided SUP Tour on Lower Saranac Lake - 9-12am

  • $35/person - include: board, pfd, paddle, & guide
  • This trip will leave from Adirondack Lakes & Trails Outfitters

Sunday SUP Sale at Adirondack Lakes & Trails Outfitters

  • All SUPs and SUP accessories will be sale priced as part of the Adirondack SUP Festival celebration! 

For more information call 800-491-0414


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