Wednesday Scrambles & Duathlons, Thursday Tours & Paddles
In addition to sponsored races, St. Lawrence Valley Paddlers hosts a variety of other paddling events following the Common Adventure Model.
Wednesday Scrambles -
from ice-out to ice-in on Wednesday evenings, paddlers gather for a four to six mile group paddle. All are welcome to join in. Boats, paddles and life jackets may be available with prior notice. Paddlers meet for early and late season paddles on the Little River at the Park Street (CR 27) boat launch in Canton, NY. In the summer, Scrambles move to the Grasse River at the DEC boat launch on Route 68, about three miles west of Canton. Meeting times vary from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. during the season based on daylight. Contact an SLVP officer or member for meeting times if you wish to join in. Scrambles are often followed by a group dinner at a local restaurant.
Wednesday Duathlons -
held on the third Wednesday of May, June, July and August on the Little River in Canton, NY adjacent to the campus of St. Lawrence University. The duathlon consists of a 1.25 mile run, a 1.25 mile paddle and is completed by another 1.25 mile run. The start and finish line is located near the Little River Boat Launch at the Park Street (CR 27) Bridge. Teams consisting of paddlers and runners, or solo participants are welcome. Race registration is free and opens at 5:30 p.m. The duathlons begin at 6:30 p.m.
On Thursday evenings during the summer we will host group tours to explore a variety of nearby paddling locations, the Oswegatchie, Grasse, and Raquette Rivers as well as lakes and reservoirs. We plan to stay relatively local to the Canton-Potsdam area in consideration of drive time and daylight.