Summer Kayaking Events Round-Up: Northeastern United States

With summer upon us, there is no better time to get out on the water with your kayak. We’ve scoured the Internet to find the best kayak events happening this summer across North America.  We found a wide range of events, everything from serious races to family friendly festivals. Here’s a breakdown of what’s going on in this summer in the Northeastern region of the United States. To see what events are going on elsewhere, click on the region you’re interested in: Canada, Southeastern US, Midwestern US, Western US.

Photo by Marc Falardeau from Flickr.

Date Where What
Jun 2 Woodbury, NJ 5th Annual Kayak Regatta
Jun 2 Glens Falls, NY Feeder Canal Alliance Canoe & Kayak Race
Jun 2-3 Lakewood, NJ South Jersey Canoe & Kayak Classic
Jun 6 Huntington, MA Not That Dam Race
Jun 9 Lennox, MA Wild Goose Chase
Jun 9 Westport, MA Westport River Watershed Alliance River Run
Jun 9 Wilson, NY The Wilson Dog Paddle
Jun 10 Griswold, CT 24th Annual Spring Fling At Glasgo Pond
Jun 13 Holyoke, MA Holyoke Rows Boathouse Challenge
Jun 16 Concord, NH Sugarball Canoe and Kayak Race
Jun 16 Jersey Shore, PA Tiadaghton Elm Canoe & Kayak Classic
Jun 22-24 Charlemont, MA Zoar Outdoor DemoFest 2012
Jun 23 Amesbury, MA Lake Gardner Classic
Jun 23 Hopkinton, MA 20th Annual Against The Tide Event
Jun 23 Jersey Shore, PA Keystone Challenge Canoe & Kayak Race
Jun 24 Groton, MA 6th Annual Nashua River Canoe & Kayak Race
Jul 1 Deerfield, MA Deerfield Riverfest Wildwater Race
Jul 4 Contoocook, NH 4th of July Contoocook River Race
Jul 6 Newport, VT American Flatwater Kayak Championship
Jul 6-8 Ithaca, NY Lake Placid International
Jul 7 Rochester, NY Armond Bassett Canoe & Kayak Race
Jul 12-14 Seaford, DE Nanticoke Riverfest
Jul 14 Gloucester, MA Blackburn Challenge
Jul 15 Durham, ME Chief Worumbo Androscoggin River Race
Jul 28 Pemberton, NJ Mirror Lake Championships
Jul 28 Grand Island, NY Paddles Up Niagara
Aug 4 Fitzwilliam, NH Laurel Lake Association Canoe & Kayak Race
Aug 4 Burlington, NJ Festival Of Lights Race
Aug 4 Brooklyn, NY Paddle For Autism Awareness
Aug 4 Fairport, NY Empire State Regatta
Aug 5 Grand Lake Stream, ME West Grand Lake Race
Aug 12 Auburn, NY Captain Myles Keogh Paddle, Wheel & Run
Aug 18 Milford, CT Milford Oyster Festival Canoe & Kayak Race
Aug 18 Windsor, CT Connecticut River Canoe & Kayak Classic
Aug 25 Lewes, DE Broadkill River Canoe and Kayak Race
Aug 25 Washington, DC Paddle For Humanity- DC


If you know of any other Kayak events happening in the Northeast this summer, drop us a line in the comments, and we’ll update our listing!

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