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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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Methow 4th of July & Northwest Kanufest
Friday June 30th - Tuesday July 4
Camping - Black Pine Lake Campground
Paddling - Methow, Twisp and Chewuch Rivers, Black Pine Lake
Canoeists and paddling enthusiasts from British Columbia, Oregon, Washington and other states will be heading to the Methow Valley for Northwest Kanufest, sponsored in part by Blackfly Canoes out of New Hampshire. This is a celebration of canoes but all boaters are welcome to join and we will be trying to provide at least some paddling experiences for all levels of ability.
Besides paddling, expect a taco night sponsored by Blackfly, a BBQ and music fund raiser in Twisp on Sunday, July 2nd. This is a benefit to protecting the Methow Headwaters. We hear there may be some paddling clinics of different sorts as well. Paddling options throughout the weekend will be based on the group's ability to self-organize. We will have sign-up sheets at the campground and try to ensure everyone gets as many opportunities to paddle as possible.
Note that Highway 20 over Loup Loup pass is closed. We will be camping at Black Pine Lake up the Twisp River Road.
Photo of the Month
Upper Middle Fork of Snoqualmie after Spring Bash
Transect Films Captures Paddle Trails in Action
In mid-July Paddle Trails was contacted by Transect Films to help film a public service announcement advocating for healthy streams and rivers that feed into Puget Sound. We were headed to the Sauk the following weekend and offered for them to join us. Here is some lovely footage they offered in return for our services.