Canoe Paddle-Making Workshop

Date(s) - 03/31/2017 - 04/01/2017
6:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Northern Minnesota is known for its pristine lakes, miles upon miles of rivers, and ample opportunities for canoeing. And thanks to Stewart River Boatworks, you can go with the flow and make your own canoe paddle. The DIY process spans over two days, with the Friday evening session held at Bent Paddle. You’ll be able to choose from three different paddle options—straight basswood shaft, bent basswood shaft, or straight cherry shaft—and enjoy a glass of beer while the glue sets. On Saturday, you’ll spend your time paring down the wood and carving with hand tools to make your individualized canoe paddle at Stewart River Boatworks in Knife River. And while you’ll have to finish the final varnishing at home, how cool is it to say that you made your very own canoe paddle? Workshop price is $100 plus materials cost ($25-$35). Learn more at

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Stewart River Boatworks
135 Scenic Drive
Knife River, Minnesota 55609


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