Bgi Paddle Tomorrow

Tomorrow is Big Paddle! Events take place at the Ridgefield waterfront at the foot of Mill Street, and there’s also the Farmers’ Market and other fun events at Overlook Park.

At the waterfront enjoy an interpretive paddle on a canoe, kayak, or paddleboard in the morning, or a Recreational Paddle in the afternoon. On land, explore vendors at Paddler’s Village, live music all day, a Hookum Brewing Co. beer garden, a self-guided waterfront hike into the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, and an all ages obstacle course. There will also be a Kayak Polo demonstration and scrimmage by the Portland Kayak Polo club, and a Kayak Carnival featuring land-based games using paddling gear.

In downtown Ridgefield experience Ridgefield First Saturdays at Overlook Park with the Ridgefield Farmer’s Market, a Follow-the-Fish trail, live music, a wine garden with Windy Hills Winery, face painting, and Big Games. Big Games will include frisbee checkers, giant Jenga, cornhole, and sidewalk chalk. Friends of the Ridgefield Community Library will be hosting a used book sale.

Registration is required for the Interpretive and Recreational paddles, so they may be filled by now. Rentals are available, but you must reserve ahead of time, contact Alder Creek Kayak.

Trolley rides between Overlook Park and the Waterfront will be available.

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