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Paddle & Portage Canoe Race

  • Photo credit Ryan Wisniewski.

    Photo credit Ryan Wisniewski.

A canoe race that begins at James Madison Park with a 1.5 mile paddle on Lake Mendota, followed by a 1 mile portage over the central isthmus, and a final 1.5 mile paddle across Lake Monona. At Olin Park, the post-race celebration is open to everyone, with live music, food, ice-cold beer and beverages, and of course, the Paddle & Portage Awards Ceremony.


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  • On Water