Tribute to the Tributaries: Fox-Wisconsin Heritage Paddles 2014

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The North East Wisconsin Paddlers have partnered with the Fox-Wisconsin Heritage Parkway for the past several years to host several public paddle events each year. The paddle venues are selected to feature specific sections of the waterway with historical, cultural or natural significance.

The Fox-Wisconsin Heritage Parkway is a not-for-profit organization seeking to preserve, promote and celebrate the heritage of our rivers. Visit to learn more about the Parkway and how you can support its efforts. Find general information about these public paddle events on this page and detailed information about each individual event through the links to the right. Access to photos of Fox-Wisconsin Heritage Paddles since 2010 are accessible here:

Fox-Wisconsin Heritage Paddle Photostream


Kayaking Safety – Rescue Practice Video from NEWP

Safe kayaking requires knowing how to get back in your boat in case of a capsize. In this video Chris Martin from Northeast Wisconsin Paddlers takes Emily Deem from WLUK TV through some the the steps to an assisted kayak rescue.

Check out more safety and paddle event information at the NEWP website.

Paddle the Lighthouses and Coastlines of Door County

The North East Wisconsin Paddlers, Inc. is hosting its 2012 Annual Meeting on Saturday, January 28 at McGuinness Irish Pub in downtown Appleton. Tim Pflieger, of Team Leadership Center in Door County will be our featured speaker. His presentation,  “Paddling the Lighthouses and Coastlines of Door County,” will give you an entertaining and informative overview of beautiful places in Door County that are also kayak friendly!

The agenda and other details are all provided on our club website at, or go directly to the Annual Meeting page at

Also – we still have openings in our Appleton YMCA Kayak Essentials Class, beginning Sunday, January 23rd, so sign up now and bring a friend. We also have openings in our upcoming Green Bay Broadview YMCA (Starts 2/12)  and Two Rivers High School (starts 2/20) classes – all the information is on the website.

Lastly, we have been busy putting together our 2012 set of events. Hear more about all that at our annual meeting, or check it out on the website –

On behalf of North East Wisconsin Paddlers, Inc.

Jeff Mazanec President 2012

North East Wisconsin Paddlers, Inc.

Door County Paddling Presentation

North East Wisconsin Paddlers, Inc. 2012 Annual Meeting and Door Cty Paddling Presentation

Jan 28 2012 – 3:30 PM

McGinnis Irish Pub

201 S. Walnut St.


North East Wisconsin Paddlers, Inc. 2012 Annual Meeting and Door Cty Paddling Presentation


Northeast Wisconsin Paddlers 2012 Annual Meeting.  Open to the public.

NEWP will take care of some club business, elect their slate of officers for 2012, and discuss plans for classes, events and other activities in 2012. The pub is located at 201 S. Walnut Street in Appleton, just a few blocks from the YMCA. After the business meeting is concluded, stay tuned for the feature presentation and a great opportunity to network with your fellow paddlers.


  • 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.: Annual Meeting
  • 5 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.: Dinner ($10/ Limited menu/ open bar)
  • 5:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: Feature Presentation
  • 6:30 p.m. – ?: Social Time

Feature Presentation “Paddling Door County’s Lighthouses and Coastlines”

With over 315 miles of coastline (and 13 lighthouses, more than any other county in the U.S.), Door  County is truly a kayaker’s paradise.

Join Tim Pflieger on a visual journey highlighting Door County’s lighthouses and unique coastlines. Discover some of his favorite off the beaten path paddling spots, and learn of the natural history of the area and some of the best waterside eateries in Door County.

Tim is well known in Wisconsin paddle circles as an outfitter, instructor, coach, EMT, motivational speaker and all around great guy! His presentation will includes great pictures and insightful information on great places to paddle in and around Door County.

Fox River Appleton Locks Paddle Video Part 5

Voyager Canoe leaving lock #4

The final video from the Appleton Locks group paddle on September 24th. 119 canoes and kayaks enjoyed a fun outing on the Fox River in Appleton. Paddlers started at Lutz Park in Appleton and traveled to Sunset Park in Kimberly, traveling through the 4 Appleton locks over the 6 mile paddle. Check out the previous 4 videos to see the entire trip in video.

Thanks for watching this final segment of the Appleton Locks paddle.

Enjoy videos from part 1, part 2, part 3 and part 4 of our paddle journey through the Appleton locks.

Fox River Appleton Locks Paddle Video part 4

Fox River Appleton Locks Oneida St. bridge

Appleton Locks Paddle 4th segment video from our group paddle on September 24th. This video is of the group paddling through the locks from Appleton Lock #3 to Lock #4 with 119 other paddlers. Thanks to Northeast Wisconsin Paddlers for organizing this group paddle outing.

Check out videos from part 1, part 2 and part 3 of the Appleton Locks group paddle.

Fox River Appleton Locks Paddle Video Part 3

Kayaking between lock #2 and #3

Northeast Wisconsin Paddlers organized a group paddle on the Fox River through the Appleton Locks on September 24th. We had a great turn out with 119 paddle craft participating.

This video covers the segment from the 2nd lock to the 3rd lock in Appleton. Check out the previous 2 Appleton locks videos and watch for additional segments on our way to Kimberly.

Check out the video from the first segment and the second segment video of the Appleton Locks Paddle and stay tuned for the next segment in lock #4.