It’s show time! We hope you’ll join us this weekend at Canoecopia – the world’s largest paddlesport show, in Madison, Wisconsin. It’s a great place to learn about all things related to paddlesports and adventuring as well as a retail show with just about every imaginable boat, board, paddle or accessory. And we all know that the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is an amazing place to paddle!
We’ve set up our Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore booth on the main show floor and filled it with collectible fine art prints, Friends merchandise and more. We’ve got lots of information about the park we love and are ready to answer your questions.
We want to meet you! Stop by tonight, Saturday or Sunday at the Alliant Energy Center, or join virtually online.
Don’t miss Executive Director Jeff Rennicke’s presentation, Saturday and Sunday afternoons. You can be part of the in-person audience, in the Superior Room on the main floor, Saturday at 2:30 p.m. or in the Superior Room again on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Jeff’s presentation will also be available virtually for online show attendees.
Here’s a description of Jeff’s presentation, “With New Eyes: Find A Sense of Place in the Apostle Islands” from the show program:
We also want to make sure you know about NPS Interpretive Ranger Steve Ballou’s presentation, “Kayaking in the Apostle Islands.” This presentation is available online only. You can buy tickets to the online presentations on the Canoecopia webstie.
“The Apostle Islands have been many things to people for centuries, and for over 50 years Apostle Islands National Lakeshore has drawn people from all over the world to experience the beauty and rugged wilderness of these islands and Lake Superior. What does it take to paddle and camp in this special place? Are you prepared to travel the waters of Lake Superior safely? With proper planning and preparation, you can paddle through sea caves, sleep under the stars, and navigate this inland sea. Join Ranger Steve Ballou as he explores the center of the kayaking universe, celebrating our place on Gitchigami, and start planning your next trip to Apostle Islands.”
Canoecopia is easy to get to – just off the Beltline in Madison. Get more information on attending Canoecopia in-person or virtually, here: https://www.rutabaga.com/canoecopia/page.asp?pgid=1001. We’ll see you soon!