Family Canoe & Kayak Paddle Led by Jake Stackovak


Mosquito Hill Nature Center Presents
Family Canoe & Kayak Paddle Led by Jake Stachovak

Kayaking near Shaw's Landing on the Wolf River

Saturday, October 15, 2011, 9:00—Noon

  • Time: 9:00 AM—Gather at the Riverside Park Boat Landing (1215 W. Wolf River Ave., New London.) After unloading, vehicles will be driven to the take out point and drivers will be shuttled back to Riverside Park. 
  • Cost: $10 per person includes paddle or indoor program*, insurance, shuttle and light refreshments (*in case of inclement weather Jake will offer an indoor program at Mosquito Hill Nature Center on how to prepare for an extended kayak trip. No refunds will be given if the paddle is cancelled.) Preregistration is required by Sept. 30th.


  1.  A kayak or canoe (a limited number of canoes are available on a first-come-first-served basis for those who do not have one.)
  2. A wearable Personal Floatation Device (life jacket) per participant
  3. A bag lunch
  4. Appropriate outdoor clothing (the paddle will be held rain or shine unless there is lightning.)
Contact Mosquito Hill Nature Center for more information on the paddle.
Also,  Jake Stachovak will be doing a presentation at Mosquito Hill Nature Center.

An Evening with Jake Stachovak

When:  Friday, October 14, 2011
Time: 7:00 pm program with reception to follow
Tickets:  $15.00 per person in advance

About Jake Stachovak

Jake StachovakAt age 34, Jake Stachovak launched from Portage, Wisconsin on a frigid December morning in 2009 and spent 177 of the next 280 days paddling down the Wisconsin and Mississippi rivers, through the Gulf of Mexico, around Florida, up the Atlantic coast, through New York’s canal system, through the Great Lakes and up the Fox River to return to Portage. In all, he traveled 5,700 miles in a 17-foot kayak, carrying everything he would need stowed in its cargo hatches or strapped to its deck. Join us on October 14th to hear his astonishing story.

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