Demo Day at Nokomis

The hubby was back to work this week.  I am back on my own for the last week of my stateside visit. The last week is always filled with cleaning out the storage unit, preparing the car to put back into storage, and last minute purchases. Always a ton of things to think about, last minute visits to friends, and how to fit those purchases I made into my suitcase for the trip back to Europe.

kayak in storage

My Pungo and Outback back into storage waiting for my next Minnesota Adventure.

Yesterday, I made time to meet a kayak/canoe friend and ACA instructor Jeff Pilgrim at Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis for the Midwest Mountaineering annual kayak/canoe demo.

Demo days are a great way to try to various kayaks and canoes for free. This is also a great time to network with other paddlers or inspiring paddlers.


Canoes, kayaks, and paddlers all having a great time at the Lake Nokomis Demo Day

I was interested in trying out a couple of kevlar solo canoes from Northstar canoe company.  Made in Minnesota by Ted Bell and his team, these lightweight canoes are perfect for someone who would like a light weight easy to portage canoe.

Northstar Canoe

The selection of Northstar canoes that were available to demo.

I tried several of these wonderful canoes and would love to own one at some point in the future.  The Northstar staff were easy to talk to about the canoes. I felt comfortable and safe paddling these lightweight canoes.

The Demo Day was only part one of the Midwest Mountaineering Outdoor Adventure Expo with activities running all weekend at their store located  in Minneapolis.  I would recommend stopping by and checking out this event.  Talk with any of their professional, down to earth sales staff as they are all outdoors people and knowledgeable about the products they sell.


Canoes on Lake Nokomis on Demo Day

Canoes on Lake Nokomis on Demo Day

Enjoy your weekend outdoors!


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