Rutabaga Paddlesports Supports Door County Land Trust with Sea Kayak Symposium, July 13-15

The 9th Annual Door County Sea Kayak Symposium splashes down in Rowleys Bay on July 13-15 with some of the finest instructors from all over the country and guided day trips to many of the County’s most spectacular bays.

Sea Kayak Symposium

9th Annual Door County Sea Kayak Symposium in Rowleys Bay

It’s no wonder the Door County Sea Kayak Symposium has become a Peninsula favorite. Presented by Rutabaga Paddlesports, the Door County Sea Kayak Symposium will be held at Rowleys Bay Resort (formerly the Wagon Trail). The Symposium features on-the-water classes for all skill levels, on-land workshops, guided tours, special youth programs and tracks especially designed for brand-new paddlers. The camaraderie of fellow paddlers, the opportunity to share dinner (and yes, happy hour) under a big top tent each night and the chance to “test drive” the latest kayaks and gear from some of the nation’s premier manufacturers makes this event even sweeter.

Since the inception of the Symposium in 2004, Rutabaga Paddlesports, based in Madison, Wisconsin chose to donate a portion of the event proceeds to the Door County Land Trust (DCLT).

“We recognized the need to give back to the community that literally opened its doors to the paddling community,” says Rutabaga Paddlesports owner, Darren Bush. “Paddlers have received a warm welcome from the citizens of Door County and there’s no better way to say thank you than to help preserve the beauty of Door County.”

To date, Rutabaga Paddlesports has donated in excess of $20,000 to the DCLT.

“Paddling is a great way to explore Door County,” says Terrie Cooper, the Land Program Director of DCLT, “but building skills and learning how to paddle safely on these big and sometimes very challenging waters, is important. We’re very grateful for the continual support Rutabaga Paddlesports provides for this event.”

There are still slots available for one-day, two-day or the full weekend. You can register at or for more information, contact Simon at Rutabaga Paddlesports in Madison, Wisconsin at or 800.472.3353, ext 226.

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