EUSTIS — Lake County park rangers, in cooperation with the Lake County Water Authority, will lead a 10-mile paddling adventure on Saturday, April 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. along the Beauclair Canal through Apopka Locks to Lake Apopka.
Paddlers will depart from Lake Jem Park, located at 16141 County Road 448, Tavares. Suggested items to bring include water, lunch, insect repellent and waterproof cameras. Guides can provide participants with canoes or kayaks, life vests and paddles; however, participants are welcome to bring their own canoes and kayaks, life vests and paddles. Participants will be required to sign a liability waiver.
The free paddling adventure is limited to the first 15 individuals to place reservations. To make reservations for the paddling adventure or for more information, call the Lake County Water Authority at (352) 343-3777.
The difficulty level for this Lake County Parks & Trails Division activity is a “3,” which indicates a challenging paddling adventure, depending on an individual’s experience and level of fitness. This paddling adventure is more difficult due to the length of the blueway and paddling conditions.
For more information on the paddling and hiking difficulty-rating systems, check out Lake County Parks & Trails’ new annual Event Guide, or request a copy by calling Parks & Trails at (352) 253-4950.