Paddlers of all types and skill levels are invited to join us for a day of fun on the waterways of Presque Isle! Kayaks, Canoes and Stand-up Paddle Boards will paddle 6.25 miles to circumnavigate the Presque Isle Lagoons, Marina Lake, Presque Isle Bay, Horseshoe Pond, Misery Bay and Graveyard Pond.
The Presque Isle Poker Paddle will start at the Lagoons Boat Lunch on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 10 am. After launching, paddlers will follow the 6.25 mile circuit through the Presque Isle Lagoons, Marina Lake, Presque Isle Bay, Horseshoe Pond, Misery Bay and Graveyard Pond to finish where they started. Throughout the paddle, participants will draw a card at each of five separate checkpoints. The objective is to have the best or worst poker hand at the end of the paddle. Participants may earn a maximum of two extra cards by picking up trash along the way and making a donation to the Presque Isle Partnership.
Direction of travel dependent on wind and wave conditions on the Bay the day of the event.
This is a Bring Your Own Boat event. What if you want to participate but don’t have a boat? No worries, for an additional fee of $15 you can have a kayak and necessary safety gear waiting for you at the launch. To reserve a kayak prior to the event, contact Jim Butts, Event Coordinator at 814-838-5144 ext.102 / M-F 8-4.