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Hit the water at Paddles Up Niagara

Canoers and kayakers will take to the Niagara River off Grand Island July 26 for the Ninth Annual Paddles Up Niagara. Highlight will be a 4.8-mile non-competitive paddle at noon from the Little Beaver Launch Site in Beaver Island State Park.

Activities kick off with a poker run at 7 a.m. from East River Marsh around Strawberry Island. A Paddle Fair, with vendors and paddlesport information, begins at 8:30 a.m. A paddle sprint competition starts at 9:30.

The program concludes with a 2:30 p.m. lunch fundraiser and a tour of the historic River Lea House, for which a $14 pre-paid donation is required. All the other activities are free. Normal state park entry fees apply.

For information and to register for the paddle events, call 773-5361 or visit www.niagaragreenway.org. Lunch reservations and payments by check should be sent to Niagara River Greenway Commission, Beaver Island State Park, 2136 W. Oakfield Road, Grand Island, NY 14072.

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