REI Free Weekend: Discover Kayaking


Free for REI Members

Free for non-members

Registration closed


  • Minimum age 16
  • Group size 12 people
  • Instructor REI Instructor

We're celebrating in anticipation of the new REI North Conway opening it's doors in September, by offering free day outings! This class will introduce students to the basics of paddling a kayak in a mild setting and at a relaxed pace. Students will learn about kayaks, paddles, gear and clothing in a comfortable on-land setting before launching. The on-water portion of the class will offer an opportunity to build upon skills learned on-land. After launching, we will practice basic skills, safely travelling forward, backward and turning. This class is a great way for those curious about kayaking to get their feet wet! Kayaks, paddles, dry bags, and safety equipment are provided. Meet at Cranmore Mountain Resort (Look for the REI Tent), transportation will be provided to and from Echo Lake State park. Bring to class: Quick dry clothing, change of clothes (post-activity), water shoes/sandals, hat/sun protection, towel, and snacks. Stick around post-paddle for complimentary refreshments at Cranmore!