Photo by Dave Horst
The Park-to-Park Paddle will once again put hundreds of kayak and canoe paddlers on the Fox River. This annual event, part of the Fox-Wisconsin Heritage Paddle series, offers paddlers an opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty and historic importance of the Fox River from the vantage point of the river itself.
The 8.5-mile Park-to-Park Paddle begins in Neenah and concludes in Appleton. The route takes paddlers briefly onto Lake Winnebago, through downtown Menasha and the Menasha Lock and down the length of the Little Lake Butte des Morts before landing in Appleton.
2013 Park-to-Park Paddle – Saturday, July 20th
7 a.m. Unload at Shattuck Park in Neenah
9:30 a.m. Launch at Shattuck Park in Neenah
11:30 a.m. Approximate Menasha Lock passage
1:00 p.m. Arrival at Lutz Park in Appleton
Post-Paddle Presentation at Appleton Yacht Club
This year, paddlers launching at Shattuck will be able to try accessible launch platforms provided by the Fox-Wisconsin Heritage Parkway as a trial for planned permanent placements throughout the Fox-Wisconsin waterway.
A full schedule, shuttle information and other details are available at www.wisconsinpaddlers.org.
Beginning at noon, paddlers and non-paddlers alike are invited to the Appleton Yacht Club for a post-paddle celebration presented by paddle sponsor, North East Wisconsin Land Trust. Paul Robbins, director of the University of Wisconsin Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies, will speak on “No Going Back: Daunting Environmental Challenges and Surprising Opportunities in a Changing World” at about 1 p.m.
View photos from the 2012 Park-to-Park Paddle