Get ready for a great day of fun at Paddlemania!

Paddle the mighty Androscoggin from Nansen Wayside to the Service Credit Union Heritage Park in your canoe, kayak, tube or anything that floats (no motors). Registration takes place at the Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Put in is at Nansen Wayside.

Paddling is not mandatory to attend festivities at the Park, which take place from 1 to 5 p.m. and  include lawn games, a beer tent, and food vendors. Amoskeag Beverages will offer Ale Tastings from 2-4 p.m., and A Shot of JD will provide live music from 3-5 p.m.

This year’s theme is “Pirate,” so dress yourself and your canoe, kayak, tube, etc. and win a prize for Best Use of Theme!

Join the Paddlemania Pirate Poker Run: Stop at designated points along the river to collect your poker chops. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Best Hands. And, a prize for Worst Hand, too!

*Poker Run participation not required to paddle the river.

* Paddlers have to arrange shuttling with their friends.