Inaugural Damariscotta Lake Paddle Regatta Aug. 11

Posted:  Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 7:00am
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Damariscotta Lake will be the site of the first “Love The Lake” Regatta, hosted by Midcoast Conservancy and Maine Farmland Trust, Saturday, Aug. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The shores of Rolling Acres, MFT’s Joseph A. Fiore Art Center in Jefferson, will be the site of the event, which will feature “people powered” watercraft, namely kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards.

Participants are welcome to bring their own boats, or use one of the Midcoast Conservancy fleet of paddle boats and boards. As part of its Outdoor Adventure & Learning Program, Midcoast Conservancy has dozens of canoes, kayaks and paddleboards that are trailered to sites across the Midcoast area, bringing opportunities for outdoor recreation to anyone interested in exploring the waters and trails in their own community.

The day will consist of a series of fun-first races for all ages and abilities; safety protocols will be reviewed and PFDs will be available to anyone needing one. After the paddling has concluded, everyone is invited to bring a picnic lunch to eat while getting to know other participants. Midcoast Conservancy will provide drinks and dessert for everyone.

To register, go to www.midcoastconservancy.org. Look for the event under “events” there. OR, call 207-389-5150.