+ Kayak Rentals Available, Team Competition Heats Up
On Sunday, August 3rd,
LAKES’ LakeFest 2014: Raft-a-Palooza, presented by Binnie Media, will
take over Lake Winnipesaukee’s Endicott Rock Park in Laconia in the hunt for Guinness
gold. Raft-a-Palooza is an attempt to
capture the Guinness World Record for the largest free floating raft of canoes
and kayaks; organizers have their sights set on more than 2,100 boats. Until
Memorial Day, Raft-a-Palooza registration is just $5 per boat; online
registration is simple and fast at www.nhlakefest.org.
Raft-a-Palooza attracts paddlers of all ages and levels of experience. Reasonably priced boat rentals are available during online registration: single kayak ($30), canoe ($40), tandem (2-person) kayak ($45). Rental boats will be available for on-the-beach pick up.
New to Raft-a-Palooza this year are an expanded team competition, incentives for optional fundraising, and an exciting Share the Fun – Share the Funds program to benefit area nonprofits and local lake groups. Visit www.nhlakefest.org or call 603-226-0299 to learn more.
Sunday, August 3rd promises to be an exciting day on Lake Winnipesaukee. An expanded free, family-friendly Festival will spread across Endicott Rock Park, featuring a new watershed education circuit, food vendors, fun programming, boat sales, popular live music, and more.
In addition to offering a fun-filled day of paddling and on-shore entertainment, LakeFest also educates the boating public about the vital Clean, Drain & Dry! technique to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. Funds raised through LakeFest 2014 directly support NH LAKES’ work to protect local lakes and their watersheds through education and advocacy. Since 2002, hundreds of paid and volunteer NH LAKES Lake Hosts have conducted more than 576,000 courtesy boat inspections and have made more than 1,409 “saves” of aquatic invasive plant fragments that were about to enter or had just left a waterbody.
Take advantage of $5 Early Bird registration by Memorial Day, and learn more about NH LAKES’ LakeFest 2014: Raft-a-Palooza, presented by Binnie Media, by visiting www.nhlakefest.org or calling 603-226-0299.