Wooden canoe show returns to Paul Smith's College

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Past Wooden Canoe Heritage Association assembly at Paul Smith's College

PAUL SMITHS, NY (07/08/2015)(readMedia)-- Hundreds of vintage canoes will be on display next week at Paul Smith's College when the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association returns for its 36th annual assembly.

The event will be held Tuesday-Sunday, July 14-19, on the college's Great Lawn. It features an introduction to canoe sailing, a tour of the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, hands-on workshops, children's programing and much more.

"This will be my 20th year," said Rob Stevens, program coordinator of the annual assembly. "We've held the event in other locations, but it's hard to find a spot with all that Paul Smith's College has to offer. You've got excellent canoeing conditions, access to water for paddling and sailing with no motorboats, and the wind is generally perfect. There's also fine dining and excellent accommodations, including the Alumni Campground."

This year's theme is Morris Canoes, 1880s builders from Maine with a rich diversity in all things canoe related.

To learn more about the event, visit wcha.org/annual-assembly.


At Paul Smith's College, it's about the experience. Paul Smith's, which was founded in 1946, is the only bachelor's degree-granting institution of higher education in the Adirondacks. Our programs – in fields including hospitality, culinary arts, forestry, natural resources, entrepreneurship and the sciences – draw on industries and resources available in our own backyard while preparing students for successful careers anywhere. For more information: www.paulsmiths.edu.