With warmer weather here to stay for the summer season, kayaking is a perfect way to explore all the splendid beauty of the region. The Finger Lakes Museum is located alongside Sugar Creek, which winds its way through the Townsend Grady Wildlife Preserve and into the north end of Keuka Lake. With an on-site dock at the edge of their property, launching and jumping in a kayak has never been easier!
At the FLM, everyone is welcome to join in on the Finger Lakes fun and their programs are specifically designed so that all can participate. June’s kayaking events are no exception as there is something available for every experience level paddler, from novices to experts and everyone in between. Knowledgeable instructors, both volunteers and staff members, lead kayaking programs, providing guidance and encouragement along the way.
FLM kayaking events include numerous chances to get out on the water and take a kayak for a whirl. On June 8th, FLM’s staff and volunteers offer a free community paddle, as well as a wetlands walk for a different view of the area. On June 15th, kayaking classes are offered for beginners and intermediate paddlers. Fathers (and their guests) can enjoy a special Father’s Day Full Moon Paddle on the evening of the 16th, complete with a bonfire and light refreshments. Experienced paddlers looking to become kayak instructors can take part in Tom Nickel’s American Canoe Association (ACA) Kayak Instructor Training course the weekend of June 22nd. If visitors would prefer to stay out of the water, there are plenty of other Museum events to do just that. June’s programs also include an L.L. Bean Campfire Cooking clinic on June 27th at the Keuka Lake State Park, a fishing class with Alan Fess on June 29th and a Site Clean-Up day on the FLM campus on June 29th. The FLM is proud to be able to help guests explore the waters of Sugar Creek and Keuka Lake and is eager to have lots of kayaking fun in June! Additional information on June’s events, as well as the full event calendar, is available on the FLM’s website www.fingerlakesmuseum.org/programs-events.
The Finger Lakes Museum is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization and is chartered by the New York State Education Department. See www.FingerLakesMuseum.org for more information or to contribute.
Finger Lakes Museum
3369 Guyanoga Road, Branchport NY 14418