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Water Trail Festival to be June 1

The Olympic Outdoor Center will host the Kitsap Peninsula Water Trail Festival on June 1.

The festival is a celebration of the Kitsap Peninsula Water Trail that includes nearly 300 miles of shoreline and about 80 public access points around the Kitsap Peninsula, including five points in Silverdale’s Dyes Inlet where the festival will be held.

The festival will be next to the Silverdale Waterfront Park. The event is a partnership with the Kitsap Visitor and Convention Bureau, the Silverdale Port and the Olympic Outdoor Center. Part of the proceeds from the festival will go to the North Kitsap Trails Association.

Activities include:

• An optional 6 mile paddle from Evergreen Park to the festival location, with stops along the way at Water Trail locations. The paddle is a poker run ~ a card will be given at each stop and the winning hand will win a prize at the end. Kayaks and standup paddleboards can be rented. A shuttle from Silverdale to Evergreen Park will be provided.

• Demos of kayaks, standup paddleboards, paddles and other paddling equipment. • Games for kids, both on water and on land.

• Beginning standup paddleboard and kayak lessons.

• Sea kayak and standup paddleboard rentals will be available at the Silverdale waterfront starting June 2, There will also be ice cream, soda, energy bars and other items for sale at the rental office. No reservations are needed for rentals unless there is a group of 8 or more people.

Registration for the festival  is  at OlympicOutdoorCenter.com. For questions about the festival or rentals, contact the Olympic Outdoor Center at programs@kayakproshop.com or 360- 297-4659.

 

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