Upcoming Events

We plan regular events including Friday Fieldtrips, Full Moon Paddles, and Camp and Paddles.  These group outings are open to paddlers with their own kayaks and gear and to those who need to rent from us!  Stay tuned for new event postings for Summer 2024!

Friday June 21st- Full Moon Paddle at Lake Josephine


Join us on Lake Josephine for a sunset/moonrise paddle. We will meet at the boat launch area at 8 PM and plan to be on the water for an hour or two (whatever people want to do...). Come with your own kayak and gear (no charge) or we will have some rentals available by advance reservation ($40 plus tax). Email booking@twincitieskayaking.com to RSVP or reserve a rental.

Bring along a flashlight or light for your boat. Head lamps are helpful for getting out and loading up after the paddle but should be kept off during the paddle so as not to blind other paddlers :)

Lake Josephine: https://maps.app.goo.gl/wYA8qB5ndKgpYhAh7



Postponed! New Date TBA

Friday Field Trip to the Cannon 


We will paddle approximately 12 miles from Cannon Falls to Welch. Join us with your own kayak, or we have limited rentals available for $50 with an advance reservation.

Start is Riverside Park in Cannon Falls, and end is Welch Mill. Note: you will need to buy a $5 pass to get out at the private launch at Welch Mill. Bring a lunch and snacks and beverages and plan for a full day on the water. In case of bad weather or water conditions we will cancel.

We will be dropping our bike in Welch to pedal the 12 miles back to Cannon Falls after the trip. We plan to drop our bikes at the end around 10 am. Those who don't want to bike may choose to arrange cooperative shuttling and could also meet at the end to leave some vehicles. For more info or to RSVP email booking@twincitieskayaking.com.


August 1-4th- Cuyuna Mine Pit Lakes Summer Trip


Our summer trip to the Cuyuna Mine Pit lakes is July 31- August 4. We hope you can join us for a day trip, two days or all 5 days! We will set some times and locations for paddles each day so everyone can choose how much they want to do.

We will have limited rentals available by the day or weekend. Contact us ASAP to inquire about renting a kayak: booking@twincitieskayaking.com

Feel free to meet up with us if you are up with your own gear. We'd love to see you there!

Please note: any overnight accommodations will be up to you. There are various camping and lodging options in the area, but they fill up fast so make your reservations early. Some folks just come up for a day.


Here's the tentative itinerary for the week/weekend.


Wednesday 7/31


Thursday 8/1

People can paddle as a group or on their own. Self-guided, so take it easy, go at your own pace and finish when you are ready  If you made arrangements to rent from us, we will arrange an end meeting time when we get there. Bring a lunch and/or beverages for yourself to spend a couple of hours on the water.


https://www.crowwing.us/294/Milford-Mine-Memorial-Park

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/CqZz7dRAqZYdzxBeA


Friday 8/2

People can paddle as a group or on their own. Self-guided so take it easy, go at your own pace and finish when you are ready  If you are renting, we will arrange an end meeting time when we get there. Bring a lunch and/or beverages to be out a couple of hours.



Saturday 8/3

https://www.crowwing.us/294/Milford-Mine-Memorial-Park

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/CqZz7dRAqZYdzxBeA





Sunday 8/4

River Trip! Mississippi River through Crow Wing State Forest, Highway 6 to Trommald. More details to follow. Email us for more info: booking@twincitieskayaking.com


For more info on any of these dates contact us by email at booking@twincitieskayaking.com


If you've never been to the Cuyuna lakes, here's a video of highlights from a previous trip: https://youtu.be/xOFDokw6Ccw