Welcome to Paddle Trails Canoe Club!!
We paddle canoes, kayaks and inflatables. We paddle rivers, lakes and salt water. We paddle for fun, adrenaline, scenery and wilderness. Yep, we’re probably paddling something, somewhere right now!! Paddle Trails Canoe Club (PTCC) is a supportive and inclusive community of paddlers who like to get out on water whenever we can and focus on safety and fun. We invite you to take a few minutes to explore our site and, if you like what you see, to have you join us. We always welcome new members.
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Training Classes Announced
Interested in building your skills and confidence in your canoe? Are you a tandem boater that wants to learn how to strike out on your own? Perhaps you'd like to learn how to surf better or just paddle more efficiently. Paddle Trails canoe classes are just the thing! We offer two different classes.
Moving Water - June 27th and 28th. This 2 day class is for paddlers who want to learn how to paddle their boats more effectively and safely on easy rivers. Students should already be comfortable in their canoes and can generally do well in their boats on flat water. Learn basic river reading and techniques for navigating your boat in current.
Whitewater 101 - June 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st. This 4 day class is for paddlers who are looking to improve their skills on whitewater. This will feature more advanced river reading and more advanced techniques for maneuvering your boats in rapids. Participants should already be comfortable on moving water and have boats designed and equipped for paddling rivers.
All class participants must be a member of Paddle Trails Canoe Club.
Recent Trip Reports
Whitewater 101 - "We had a Blast!"
The amazing group of students of the 2015 Whitewater 101 Class session “B” all graduated with honors on Sunday, June 21st. This session had 6 canoeists in 4 boats – 2 tandems and 2 solos. This was a 4 day class conducted over 2 consecutive weekends between June 13th and 21st.
After last year’s cold weather, we made the decision to push the dates from late April - early May out until mid-June for this year’s class when we predicted that we’d have better weather. Better weather we had - in spades! All 4 days were great; sunny and warm - ideal for getting wet and messing around in boats. What we never would have predicted was that in June we wouldn’t have much water – but everything turned out great nevertheless! Read the full story...
Photo of the Month
Jen-Shen in "the Loon" during our "Whitewater 101" Training Class
(see lots of other photos under the Photo Albums menu tab)