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Paddlers alliance offers free whitewater rafting

Northland Paddlers Alliance will cap off the season with a free whitewater rafting session down the St. Louis River followed by a barbecue picnic Sept. 16.

This community paddling event for Duluth and the surrounding area is free to anyone, age 11 and older with adult. Attendees at this event will have a chance to hone their paddling skills while also experiencing the unique beauty of the St. Louis River.  

In partnership with Swiftwater Adventures, the paddle takes place from 1:30-5:30 p.m. A free shuttle from Denfeld High School will be provided, leaving at 1:30 p.m. Or meet the group at the UMD Outpost/National Kayak and Canoe Center in Carlton, Minn. next to the Thomson Dam at 2 p.m. Equipment and instruction will be provided by experienced and professional in-raft guides.  

Pre-registration at is required to save a spot on the raft and food for the picnic.  For more information contact, visit or the Northland Paddlers Alliance page on Facebook.