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EveryBody Outdoors: Sharpsburg River Paddle

July 22, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am


EveryBody Outdoors Series: You Belong Here

People of every size, shape, and weight deserve the chance to experience the amazing benefits of time spent outdoors with others. Venture Outdoors welcomes active folks in larger bodies to get outside this year through its series of size-friendly outings, at a pace that is safe and comfortable for each person. Each trip listing will give you the information you need to decide if the outing is right for you: active time and pace, general route and terrain, and if any experience is needed. You can look forward to a variety of monthly activities throughout the year, all in a positive and welcoming atmosphere in which we will celebrate all shapes and sizes. Join us for one outing, join us for all. This is where you belong.

Sharpsburg River Paddle

Have you attended our North Park Paddle or already spent a lot of time paddling around the lake? Ready to test out kayaking on the river? Launching from Kayak Pittsburgh Sharpsburg, we’ll take in the sights and sounds of the Allegheny as we head down the river and back. We’ll cover the basics of kayaking while also explaining how to safely navigate rivers while in a kayak. Expect to be in the water for 60 to 75 minutes for under two miles of paddling.

Efficient paddling focuses on upper-body and core strength, which is needed to propel you through the water. The pace will be leisurely but paddling through river currents will test your strength and stamina! You will get wet from the paddle moving across the deck. Water to drink, snacks to power you through, hats for your head, and appropriate footwear are recommended.

Solo kayaks are best for participants 325-pounds or under, while those 350-plus would be better served in a tandem kayak. Previous paddle experience is recommended. Kayaks and PFDs are included in the ticket price.

If cost is a barrier to your participation, please e-mail


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July 22, 2023
9:00 am - 11:30 am
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Kayak Pittsburgh – Sharpsburg
1301 Main St
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
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