Interested in paddling one of the most spectacular rivers in Northwest Indiana? The Hobart Water Awareness Festival offers a free day of family fun, games and activities, and a great time exploring beautiful Deep River. The Northwest Indiana Paddling Association is sponsoring the first Deep River Family Paddling Event, part of the festival. The event will take place at Festival Park on June 22, 2013, from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The event will dedicate the opening of Deep River as one of Northwest Indiana’s network of outstanding water trails.
The paddle will begin at the Rugby Field across from Festival Park and end at Riverview Park in Lake Station, 3.5 miles downstream. The paddling tour is designed to be an optimal distance for new paddlers, families, as well as seasoned canoeists and kayakers. Participants will have the opportunity to witness one of the best birding areas on Northwest Indiana; home to a wide range of water fowl, herons, raptors, songbirds, and shorebirds.