Have you always wanted to learn how to kayak? Or maybe you’ve kayaked before, but would like instruction on proper kayaking or paddleboarding techniques? Now you can learn in your own backyard. The Friends of Hudson Parks, in cooperation with Kent State University’s Recreational Services, is offering both kayak and paddleboard lessons at Hudson Springs Park.
Instruction is designed for people that have never kayaked before, or for those wanting to improve their paddling skills. Experienced boarders and kayakers will also benefit, as safety training, instruction and equipment is all provided. The program is fun, informational and based on the American Canoe Association’s guidelines for kayaking and stand up paddleboarding.
Kayak classes are offered on Saturday, July 9th and 23th, and paddle board classes on Saturday, July 16th and July 30th. Classes run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The cost is $40/person (plus taxes and fees). If you are a Friends of Hudson Parks Member, you will receive at 25% discount. Participants must be age 14 or older.
Registration is now open and the link can be found at www.friendsofhudsonparks.org. Membership information for the Friends of Hudson Parks can also be found on the website. Hope to see you on the water this summer!