NORTH DORSET - A free guided paddle tour of Emerald Lake State Park in Dorset will be held every Saturday through Labor Day Weekend.

The evening begins with paddle instruction and light stretching on the beach followed by a an hour long paddle tour with some short talks about trees, beavers, wetlands, citizen science, and historical uses of Emerald Lake and the surrounding area.

The minimum age requirement is 10-years-old and all children must be accompanied by an adult. The maximum number of people per float trip is 12 or six canoes.

The tour is filled on a first come-first serve basis. All gear is provided free of charge, but does not include entrance to the park, which is $3 per adult, $2 per child.

PFDs are mandatory for all paddlers. The paddle begins at 6:30 p.m. for all Saturdays in July and 6 p.m. for all Saturdays in August. Wear shoes that can get wet and proper clothing for a breezy lake. Meet at the beach.

For questions or further information call 802-362-1655.


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