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Want to learn how to kayak? Free classes to be offered at three parks

A state parks naturalist and certified kayak instructor will teach a free, one-hour Basic Beginner’s Kayaking Class at three locations this summer.

Classes will be offered at 11 a.m., and 1 and 3 p.m. on Saturday and July 16; Aug. 6 and 27; and Sept. 3 at Beaver Island State Park, Grand Island. In addition, classes will be offered at the same times on July 9 at Wilson Tuscarora State Park and on July 23 at Buffalo Harbor State Park. Space is limited and a kayak, paddle and life jacket will be provided for the class. Pre-registration is required by calling 282-5154.

In addition, a free Beginner’s Class called “SmartStart: Paddling Orientation on Your Kayak,” will be offered by state parks from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on July 7, 14, and 28; Aug. 4 and 25; and Sept. 1 at Beaver Island State Park. Space is limited and kayaks may be available to borrow. Pre-registration is required.