SUP on Long Lake, New Brighton MN
172 acres, Maximum depth 24’, Water Clarity ~4 ft.
Katie Genung, Paddle North Brand Ambassador
Getting on the water:
After enjoying the scenic drive through Long Lake Regional Park, I eventually made it to the public beach. Unaware of where the boat launch was located (off of Beach Road), I made the decision to part from there. There was plenty of available parking; however, the walk was a little more than I would have liked. Once reaching the water, I had no trouble putting my board in at the “Boat Parking” station located on the South side of the beach. I’d recommend going from the boat launch area to avoid crowds and have a shorter trek to the water.
This was my first solo paddle trip and I had a blast! After a draining morning, this was just the fix I needed to relax and unwind a bit. It was a beautiful sunny day and the absolute perfect temperature to be out on the water. I hugged the shore of the Southern half of the lake and there were only a few other boats joining me.
After about 45 minutes of paddling I was near the end of my loop, but decided to make a worthwhile stop. I ended up laying on my SUP and reading for a half hour or so — definitely helped add to the relaxing time I was hoping to have.
<3 Katie Genung
Paddle North Brand Ambassador
Stand with us:
At Paddle North, we offer free demos of our boards -- on any lake in the Twin Cities! If you want to try out a paddle board on Long Lake, or a lake near you, give us a call 612-978-5992 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.