Cold Weather Paddling Workshop

< 12 with guardian in the same tandem kayak
12-15 accompanied on the experience by guardian
16-17 with liability waiver signed by guardian

Adventure East reserves the right to evaluate all paddlers for skill levels and group dynamics to make a final decision on suitability for the experience.
Fitness Level:
Moderate - Able to paddle at a moderate pace for 30 minutes without a break, able to swim at least 10 yards cross-current unassisted
Skill Level:
Beginner/Intermediate - Comfortable control of your boat in moving water to follow guide directions in avoiding hazards. Please contact us if you have any questions.
  • Adventure East
  • Sunderland Islands
10/28 & 11/11
1pm to 4pm
Each participant, or their guardian, must sign a waiver to participate in an Adventure East experience. Following payment of your online booking, your reservation confirmation will include a link to e-sign the waiver. Due to insurance requirements, we are unable to accommodate guests who do not sign a waiver.

Join our Paddling Guides, Dan Finn, who will present an overview of different gear and essentials necessary for safe and comfortable cold weather paddling. We'll have you suit up in wetsuits and Neoprene booties (that we provide!) before setting off on a paddle. Weather and river conditions will determine our paddling destination around the Sunderland Islands or Lake Warner, where we will have an opportunity to enjoy the vivid, fall scenery.

Topics covered include:

  • Dangers of cold water
  • Things that can prepare you for cold water
  • Planning a cold water paddle
  • Proper gear for cold water paddling
  • Surviving if you go in


Additional information regarding this experience

What's Included?

Kayaking guides

Kayak, paddle, and PFD appropriate to the water conditions and your needs

Wetsuits and booties

Dry storage for small personal items

A great experience paddling


What to Bring

Clothes for paddling* + dry clothes

Footwear for paddling* + dry land footwear


Sunscreen + Hat

Waterproof Camera!


Other Notes:

*Please note: time may vary due to river flow, wind conditions, and paddler experience.

**In all AE programs, we encourage you to use the gear most comfortable to you or appropriate to the activity. If you intend to bring your own equipment, please reach out at least 48-hours prior so we may make final plans for a safe and enjoyable day.