Maine Greenland Kayak Festival
September 13 - 15, 2019
8th Maine Regiment, Peaks Island, Maine
Maine, home to the world’s first island trail, has a unique, historical connection to Greenland. The Maine Greenland Kayak Festival brings that heritage home to those who love seafaring in small boats with a skinny stick.
Kayakers around the world are drawn to the simplicity and grace of the Greenland paddle. It's the perfect tool for rolling, and has been the paddle of choice for many who have journeyed far by sea.
The Greenland Paddle - A Tool of the Sea
Learn your first roll, perfect a more advanced one, or build your journeying skills by paddling into protected seas or more challenging ocean conditions. Take in the exceptional natural beauty of Peaks Island and Casco Bay. Enjoy great food, amazing views, and the company of new companions and old friends, all at the 8th Maine Regiment Oceanfront Lodge and Museum.
New to Greenland paddling? Join MIKCo for our one-day course:
Sunday, July 28, 2019
Festival Coaches, Rolling Mentors & Registered Maine Guides
Coach and RMG
September in Maine
Clear days, warm water, rocky shorelines, lighthouses, and the full harvest moon. The crowds are gone and we have the islands to ourselves.
8th Maine Musuem & Lodge
We have reserved the entire 8th Maine Lodge on Peaks Island for the event. The 8th Maine is an historic, Civil War era regimental hall perched above the shore. Views of Whitehead Passage and the sunset over Portland are unparalleled from its huge, wraparound porch.
We'll gather on Friday night for a Barbecue and Bonfire.
Registration opens June 1, 2019.
A comfy bed at 8th Maine sound too plush? Free backyard camping for MITA members!
Questions? [email protected]
“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” T.S. Eliot