Photo by Tim Stepien
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If you are an experienced paddler who’d like to get on the water with a group, you may want to contact the Tuesday/Thursday Paddlers. This association notifies you of the paddle location by email, gathers at the designated put-in at 10 a.m. and paddles for about three hours twice a week. And they've now added Saturday paddles
Time on the water is usually followed by lunch in a restaurant. The group has been meeting for over 15 years. For more information, email your phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org, with “paddling group” in the subject line.
Palm Beach Pack and Paddle Club
This group hikes, bikes and paddles, but about 60 percent of its weekly events are paddles.
There are monthly meetings with speakers on the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. (a social time starts at 6:30 p.m.) at the Okeeheelee Nature Center in Okeeheelee Park, 7715 Forest Hill Blvd., west of West Palm Beach.
Membership is $25 for individuals; $30 for families (no children under 18).
Visit website or call Geoff Wilson at 963-9755.
Saltwater Paddling Trail
Available at Adventure Times Kayak Shop, 521 Northlake Blvd., North Palm Beach;
Tours in Boca Raton
Join a naturalist from Gumbo Limbo Nature Center for a guided tour along the boardwalk at Rutherford Park. The walk is followed by a canoe paddle through the mangrove trails and back along the shoreline of the Intracoastal. Paddling experience is necessary.
Cost is $22 per person; $15 for members of Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. Pre-payment and reservations required by calling 338-1542.
Tours in the Everglades
Loxahatchee Canoeing offers guided moonlight tours from 7 to 9 p.m. through Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Boynton Beach. Cost is $10 per person (includes boat rental) plus $5 admission to the park. Reservations required; call 733-0192 or visit website
The refuge also offers volunteer-guided tours (bring your own boat) every other Saturday from 8-10:15 a.m. The tour is free after paying $5 admission to the park. Reservations required; call 734-8303.