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2024 Allegheny River of the Year Event – EveryBody Outdoors series: Sunset Paddle

August 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

EveryBody Outdoors Series: You Belong Here

People of every size, shape, and weight deserve the chance to experience the amazing benefits of time spent outdoors with others. Venture Outdoors welcomes active folks in larger bodies to get outside this year through its series of size-friendly outings, at a pace that is safe and comfortable for each person. Each trip listing will give you the information you need to decide if the outing is right for you: active time and pace, general route and terrain, and if any experience is needed. You can look forward to a variety of monthly activities throughout the year, all in a positive and welcoming atmosphere in which we will celebrate all shapes and sizes. Join us for one outing, join us for all. This is where you belong.

Allegheny River Sunset Paddle
New to kayaking? This is the place to start. Our kayak instructors can train you to paddle with efficiency, grace, and direction. Learn about your boat, basic equipment, then get on the water to practice steering and maneuvers. Expect to be in the water for 60 to 90 minutes, after the heat of the day, and enjoy the gorgeous golden hour and sunset on the Allegheny River.

No previous paddling experience is required. Efficient paddling focuses on upper-body and core strength, which is needed to propel yourself across the water. You will get wet from the paddle moving across the deck. Water to drink, hats for your head, and appropriate footwear are recommended.

Solo kayaks are best for participants 325-pounds or under, while those 350-plus would be better served in a tandem kayak. Kayaks and PFDs are included in the ticket price.

Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time to ensure that the trip gets underway on time. Dress for the weather (Venture Outdoors trips proceed rain or shine!), and bring water. By purchasing a ticket, you acknowledge that you are physically able to undertake the activity described above.

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