Instructional Programs

Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP) Basics


Almost a private introductory lesson, this small group, relaxed 2-hour instructional session is an introduction to basic safety, strokes, recovery and flatwater SUP technique. Learn to SUP on this lovely stretch of the Merrimack river. This course often includes a few swims so be prepared to get wet!

Group size limited to 6 people max.


All necessary program equipment is provided.

Please see the plan your visit page for online waivers and what to bring and wear.

Physical Exertion

Easy: Participants will paddle 0-2 mi. / 0-4 km. on flat water conditions with minimal wind. No previous experience is required. Participant must be able to keep head up while wearing a life jacket in deep water. Paddle times usually run approximately 1.5 hours.


Appropriate for adults and older children when accompanied by a parent.

Must be able to independently keep head above water while wearing in a life jacket/pfd.

No previous experience required.


The cost is $30 and includes instruction and equipment rental.

Dates and TimesRegistration Link
Saturday, June 17, 2023, 4-6 p.m.SUP Basics Registration - June 17
Saturday, July 8, 2023, 4-6 p.m.SUP Basics Registration - July 8
Saturday, July 29, 2023, 4-6 p.m.SUP Basics Registration - July 29