Annual Paddling Celebration
You are invited to the Annual Paddling Celebration held on Saturday, August 17, 2019, from 10 am-4 pm at Semers Beach in Ely, Minnesota. This free public event is sponsored by the Minnesota Canoe Museum and the Ely Folk School.
Activities include recreational and educational opportunities for paddling various styles of canoes; viewing and learning about historic canoes; networking with paddlers, canoe builders, guides, and outfitters; and learning about Ely Folk School’s Community Birch Bark Canoe Building Project and traditional craft classes.
A highlight of the event is having a chance to paddle wood canvas and birch bark canoes, offered as a fundraiser for the nonprofit sponsors. Learn about the Minnesota Canoe Museum and the Ely Folk School and how to become involved.
Bring your family, picnic food, canoe, and guitar. Semers Beach is a city waterfront park that offers a public swimming beach, campfire pits, picnic tables, playground, restrooms, canoe carry-down access, and an enclosed pavilion. Come enjoy the Annual Paddling Celebration!
Semers Beach Park is located at 476 Shagawa Road North, Ely, MN 55731
For more information, contact the Minnesota Canoe Museum at 218-226-8482.