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Free Paddling Lessons for Children & their Families

June 15, 2024 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

 Photo courtesy of Norton Kayak Company


Free Kayak/Canoe Lessons for 1st Time Paddlers

The Taunton River Watershed Alliance is offering FREE kayak/canoe lessons for children and their families who have never paddled. To fully enjoy the beautiful Taunton River one must first learn how to paddle. For safety reasons due to the River’s tidal conditions, lessons will be provided at Norton Reservoir, located within the Taunton River Watershed.

Age Requirements: Ages 5-7 require a parent in the boat, Ages 8 & up require a parent on the shore

Cost: Free for ages 5-17, $10 for paddling adults

Location: Norton Kayak Company at the Norton Reservoir, 237 Mansfield Ave, Norton;  Across from Cumberland Farms, Route 140

All equipment including kayak/canoe, personal flotation devices & paddles will be provide. Paddling technique and safety lesson will be provided by an American Canoe Association-certified instructor from Norton Kayak Company.

Waiver forms must be completed by a parent or guardian prior to the start of the lesson

Limited to 20 participants; Registration is first come, first serve.

To register, email director@savethetaunton.org or call 508-828-1101


This event is made possible in part by a grant from the Mass Cultural Council.    


June 15, 2024
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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