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#AugustOutside

Let’s get out on the water
and support our community

Summer is almost over, so let's get outside on the water. 

Our Goal:
10,000 people on the water in 31 days in an effort to get active, and help our community.

How does it work?
Post a photo on Instagram or Facebook of you, friends, or family (or everyone together) out on the water. Be sure to tag @paddlenorth and use the hashtag #augustoutside

Participate for a chance to win
We will give away a $25 gift card to the top photo submission every day in August (winner must have Paddle North product in their photo). All participants will also earn a free #AugustOutside Paddle North button.
Pick this up at our retail locations or Paddle Meetup events.

How will this help the community?
For every shared photo tagging Paddle North along with the hashtag #augustoutside, we will donate $1 to the MN-based nonprofit, Urban Boatbuilders, up to $3,500. They provide educational programs to schools and youth-serving agencies, and paid apprenticeships for youth who qualify as low-income and/or have barrier to employment. 

Get outside & paddle with our team
To help you get outside, we're also hosting a paddle meetup every week in the month of August. We encourage you to bring your Paddle North board or kayak. We'll also have a variety of paddle products to try and refreshments to share. The Paddle North Team will be there to say hello and answer questions. See our scheduled meetups below.

Don't have a way to paddle, or can't attend a Paddle meetup?
There are still plenty of opportunities to get outside. Check out our list of rental partners and try out a Paddle North kayak or paddleboard.

Paddle Meetup Schedule


We think paddling is the perfect activity for social distancing. At our Paddle Meetups, we will work to maintain a safe environment by encouraging distance, disinfecting shared paddles between uses, and providing hand sanitizer. 

August 4th | 3:00 - 6:00 PM
Lake Johanna Beach
1735 Lake Johanna Blvd
Arden Hills, MN 55112

August 11th | 
3:00 - 6:00 PM
Medicine Lake - West Beach
1920 W Medicine Lake Blvd
Plymouth, MN 55055

August 18th | 
3:00 - 6:00 PM
Lake Nokomis Beach
5001 Lake Nokomis Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN 55417


August 25th | 3:00 - 6:00 PM
White Bear Lake - Memorial Beach Park
4980 Lake Ave
White Bear Lake, MN 55110



Urban Boatbuilders

Click here to learn more about Urban Boatbuilders or donate directly.

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