This coming weekend, Stones River Watershed Association is holding its annual Boat Day event. I’ve volunteered to help out at the event, and am bringing my single-seater Pouch E68 folding kayak for all and sundry to demo. Pictured above is last year’s Boat Day. What I’ve pasted below is from Stones River Watershed Association website.
Boat Day in Murfreesboro and Smyrna. These events offer an opportunity to try out a variety of canoes and kayaks, both solo and tandem, in slow moving or flat water. Experienced paddlers from the Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association will be on hand to demonstrate skills and safety requirements. There will also be booths and exhibits from various community organizations and agencies. The events are free and open to all, but minors under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
- Smyrna: This event is sponsored by the town’s Stormwater Management Program, with help from SRWA, and will be held in a quiet cove of Percy Priest Lake at the Stewart Creek Recreational Area, a Corps of Engineers property on the west side of Weakley Lane. Reach the property by turning north on Weakley from Sam Ridley Parkway and proceeding 2.4 miles before turning left. Map. More information from Greg Upham, 355-5701.
Murfreesboro: This will be our 4th year in Murfreesboro at the Manson Pike trailhead of the Greenway. Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation sponsors this event with SRWA providing volunteer staffing. Each year we have a different blend of boats, so there is always something new. If you’ve come before, come again. Better yet, volunteer to help with the event by contacting Jim Barden: firstname.lastname@example.org or 896-4645. Parking is at the intersection of Medical Center Pkwy. and Searcy. Map.