Maine Canoe Symposium June 7-9, 2019
Extended Friday Workshops
These workshops are offered on Friday by the respective workshop leaders, in conjunction with--but not part of--the Maine Canoe Symposium. Please register directly with the workshop leaders offering the workshop of your choice.
Moving Water Poling for Women
Lisa DeHart, Registered Maine Guide
West Gardiner, Maine
$50.00 per person, Class is limited to 5 participants.
The best way to enjoy poling is with current! Come a day early to the Maine Canoe Symposium and enjoy some beautiful poling on the soft current, with just the girls! Maybe we will pole down river; maybe we will just find the perfect spot and work the heck out of it, and the kinks out of us. Come with good footwear, no sandals or vibram soled shoes (too slippery). Bean boots are good and any shoe you can walk on a smooth wet surface in. You will be happier if you bring a hat with a brim, polarized sunglasses, a rainsuit, neoprene gloves and knee pads. Also bring a change of clothes in case you need it...luck favors the prepared. I will be able to waterproof what you bring if you need it.
Afternoon Paddle on the Ossipee River
David Butler, Registered Maine Guide
Maine Path & Paddle Guides
60 Easter Avenue, Windham, Maine 04062
$35/canoe ($20/canoe with your own canoe)
This seven mile paddle is quick water with some class I, II rips, but mostly flat water. Itís a wonderful scenic paddle past farms and forests to the confluence with the Saco River. Maine Path & Paddle will provide transportation from Winona Camps, canoes, PFDs, paddles, and a snack. Depart after lunch and return before supper. (please be packed and ready to go promptly at noon, and let Winona Camps know ahead of time if you would like lunch prior to the paddle.) Let David know if you need a paddling partner. Please sign-up before the trip.
Maine Canoe Symposium
c/o Winona Camps
35 Winona Road
Bridgton, ME 04009