The popular summer recreation program, Paddle Share, is back offering the perfect social distancing opportunity for adventure seekers. Add kayaking on the Mississippi River to your summer bucket list. Paddle Share is a self-serve kayak system that lets participants rent a boat for several hours and paddle to a destination downriver. The 2021 paddling season brings new routes and a new schedule to the Twin Cities community. Paddle Share offers multiple river routes that start from the Coon Rapids Dam in Mississippi Gateway Regional Park, Brooklyn Park, and Minneapolis plus a lake station near downtown St. Paul (this station includes adaptive paddle equipment options). New this year, paddlers will be able to experience the river's only gorge near the University of Minnesota campus. REI Members receive 10% off for rentals on Mondays-Fridays during the month of July, discount code = Optoutside. Enter code as you put rental boats in to your cart to checkout. Code valid July 1st - 31st.