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Stand Up Paddle Board And Kayak Being Offered Again On Long Pond

Aug 20, 2014 05:36AM ● By Bill Gilman

Due to its popularity, the Town of Tewksbury, in conjunction with Still River Outfitters, is pleased to offer kayak and stand up paddleboard instruction again on Long Pond in Tewksbury. Get out and use the fine water resources in town. New morning offerings ideal for Seniors, Home Schoolers and Stay at Home parents. Long Pond is a 10-acre surface pond located at the intersection of Whipple Road and Pleasant Street. Open to residents from surrounding communities. All equipment and flotation is included. Register at  or

Introduction to Stand-Up-Paddleboarding

Stand-up Paddleboarding is just rocketing in popularity. Many describe the feeling as walking on water. The best way to describe it is to imagine using a long canoe paddle to paddle a surf-board. Of course, the best way to really understand is to take a class. You can creep along the side of a pond with a great look at the fish below or use it as a super core workout (quit the gym and buy a board!). SUP is just super fun! Intro to SUP is the perfect way to give the sport a try. We'll cover all the essential skills you'll need to get started for enjoying the sport on calm water.

Cost : $50

Date: Monday, September, 8 2014 10:00AM-12:00NOON

Location: Long Pond Park

Min (3), Max (6)

Quick Start Your Kayak

Paddling a kayak is great fun- from a leisurely paddle to wind down to a great core workout. Quick Start is a brief, three hour introduction to paddling a kayak properly. Students are presented with basic information on terminology, dressing, paddle safety, potential hazards and simple rescues. A minimal paddle skill set is presented and practiced, allowing students to safely and comfortably maneuver on still water.

Cost : $65

Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014 10:00AM-1:00PM

Location: Long Pond Park

Min (3), Max (8)

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