Demo Days & Special Events

Demo Days & Special Events

 

Click here to download a printable version of our 2018 events.

 

Apr
19
Thu
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake
Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required.

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required. 

Has one of the fastest growing outdoor activities peaked your interest?  There is no better way to select a kayak than to paddle it on the water.  Let our experienced staff assist you in choosing the proper kayak to ensure you years of enjoyment in this popular sport.  Our demo fleet has over 16 models to try.  From recreational kayaks for lazy river floats, to fully rigged fishing kayaks for hauling in that big catch, to touring kayaks for those big water adventures, you are sure to find the best kayak for you.

Thursday Demos are from 6 to 8 pm at Avenue of the Saints Lake, rural Waverly.  This is located 1 mile west of the Hwy 3 and Hwy 218 intersection.  Turn south on Aspen Avenue and follow the gravel until you reach the lake.

 

Apr
27
Fri
Middle River Kayaking Trip
Apr 27 – Apr 29 all-day

The bridges of Madison county await exploration.  This beginner level kayaking and camping adventure explores the limestone bluffs and lowland woods of the Middle River.  Camp at one of central Iowa’s most scenic parks – Pammel State Park.   All transportation, gear and meals are provided.

$200 per person trip cost includes transportation, all meals, guided experience and any gear you need to borrow for trip.

Sample Itinerary: Click Here

Trip Sign-Up + Participation Agreement Form: Click Here

Annual Health & Medical Form: Click Here

Release of Liability Statement Form: Click Here

CrawDaddy Trip Photo Gallery: Click Here

May
3
Thu
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required.

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required. 

Has one of the fastest growing outdoor activities peaked your interest?  There is no better way to select a kayak than to paddle it on the water.  Let our experienced staff assist you in choosing the proper kayak to ensure you years of enjoyment in this popular sport.  Our demo fleet has over 16 models to try.  From recreational kayaks for lazy river floats, to fully rigged fishing kayaks for hauling in that big catch, to touring kayaks for those big water adventures, you are sure to find the best kayak for you.

Thursday Demos are from 6 to 8 pm at Avenue of the Saints Lake, rural Waverly.  This is located 1 mile west of the Hwy 3 and Hwy 218 intersection.  Turn south on Aspen Avenue and follow the gravel until you reach the lake.

 

May
12
Sat
Kayak Demo Day
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required.

Everyone test drives their car before buying – kayak demo days provide an opportunity for you to test paddle your kayak before buying. There really is a difference between kayaks and finding the correct kayak for you will add to your enjoyment of the sport. Demo days are free and no pre-registration is required. Come test out our fleet of 16+ kayaks to find that one that is right for you. Let our knowledgeable staff teach you features and benefits of each kayak and help you choose the right pfd and paddle to enhance your kayaking experience.

Saturday, May 12 | Otter Creek County Park: Tama County, Iowa
Saturday, June 9 | Split Rock County Park: Chickasaw County, Iowa
Saturday, July 7 or 14 | Kohlmann Park: Waverly, Iowa
Saturday, August 4 | Lake Meyer: Calmar, Iowa
Saturday, September 15 | Rodgers Park: Vinton, Iowa

May
17
Thu
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake
May 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required.

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required. 

Has one of the fastest growing outdoor activities peaked your interest?  There is no better way to select a kayak than to paddle it on the water.  Let our experienced staff assist you in choosing the proper kayak to ensure you years of enjoyment in this popular sport.  Our demo fleet has over 16 models to try.  From recreational kayaks for lazy river floats, to fully rigged fishing kayaks for hauling in that big catch, to touring kayaks for those big water adventures, you are sure to find the best kayak for you.

Thursday Demos are from 6 to 8 pm at Avenue of the Saints Lake, rural Waverly.  This is located 1 mile west of the Hwy 3 and Hwy 218 intersection.  Turn south on Aspen Avenue and follow the gravel until you reach the lake.

 

May
18
Fri
Yellow River Backpacking Trip @ Yellow River State Forest
May 18 – May 20 all-day
Yellow River Backpacking Trip @ Yellow River State Forest | Houghton | Michigan | United States

The perfect trip to learn about the basics of backpacking.  Our experienced team will guide you through this beginner level trip.  Learn about back-country tent and hammock camping, trip planning and food preparation.  This beginner level trip will take place at Yellow River State Forest.  This trip is appropriate for most age and fitness levels.  No prior backpacking or hiking experience is needed.

$75 per person trip cost includes transportation, all meals, guided experience and any gear you need to borrow for trip.

Trip Sign-Up + Participation Agreement Form: Click Here

Annual Health & Medical Form: Click Here

Release of Liability Statement Form: Click Here

CrawDaddy Trip Photo Gallery: Click Here

May
31
Thu
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake
May 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required.

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required. 

Has one of the fastest growing outdoor activities peaked your interest?  There is no better way to select a kayak than to paddle it on the water.  Let our experienced staff assist you in choosing the proper kayak to ensure you years of enjoyment in this popular sport.  Our demo fleet has over 16 models to try.  From recreational kayaks for lazy river floats, to fully rigged fishing kayaks for hauling in that big catch, to touring kayaks for those big water adventures, you are sure to find the best kayak for you.

Thursday Demos are from 6 to 8 pm at Avenue of the Saints Lake, rural Waverly.  This is located 1 mile west of the Hwy 3 and Hwy 218 intersection.  Turn south on Aspen Avenue and follow the gravel until you reach the lake.

 

Jun
9
Sat
Kayak Demo Day
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required.

Everyone test drives their car before buying – kayak demo days provide an opportunity for you to test paddle your kayak before buying. There really is a difference between kayaks and finding the correct kayak for you will add to your enjoyment of the sport. Demo days are free and no pre-registration is required. Come test out our fleet of 16+ kayaks to find that one that is right for you. Let our knowledgeable staff teach you features and benefits of each kayak and help you choose the right pfd and paddle to enhance your kayaking experience.

Saturday, May 12 | Otter Creek County Park: Tama County, Iowa
Saturday, June 9 | Split Rock County Park: Chickasaw County, Iowa
Saturday, July 7 or 14 | Kohlmann Park: Waverly, Iowa
Saturday, August 4 | Lake Meyer: Calmar, Iowa
Saturday, September 15 | Rodgers Park: Vinton, Iowa

Jun
14
Thu
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required.

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required. 

Has one of the fastest growing outdoor activities peaked your interest?  There is no better way to select a kayak than to paddle it on the water.  Let our experienced staff assist you in choosing the proper kayak to ensure you years of enjoyment in this popular sport.  Our demo fleet has over 16 models to try.  From recreational kayaks for lazy river floats, to fully rigged fishing kayaks for hauling in that big catch, to touring kayaks for those big water adventures, you are sure to find the best kayak for you.

Thursday Demos are from 6 to 8 pm at Avenue of the Saints Lake, rural Waverly.  This is located 1 mile west of the Hwy 3 and Hwy 218 intersection.  Turn south on Aspen Avenue and follow the gravel until you reach the lake.

 

Jun
22
Fri
White Rock Conservancy Kayaking & Hiking Trip
Jun 22 – Jun 24 all-day

Join us for a kayaking and camping trip to the Middle Raccoon River in Western Iowa.  Paddle through the enchanting sandstone cliffs of the Whiterock Valley and camp at the Whiterock Conservancy Campground.  This beginner level trip combines daily kayak floats with opportunities to hike through the unique conservancy area of savannas, restored prairies, riverside bluffs and unique historic sites.  All trip gear is provided along with all meals and transportation.

$200 per person trip cost includes transportation, all meals, guided experience and any gear you need to borrow for trip.

Sample Itinerary: Click Here

Trip Sign-Up + Participation Agreement Form: Click Here

Annual Health & Medical Form: Click Here

Release of Liability Statement Form: Click Here

CrawDaddy Trip Photo Gallery: Click Here

Jun
28
Thu
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required.

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required. 

Has one of the fastest growing outdoor activities peaked your interest?  There is no better way to select a kayak than to paddle it on the water.  Let our experienced staff assist you in choosing the proper kayak to ensure you years of enjoyment in this popular sport.  Our demo fleet has over 16 models to try.  From recreational kayaks for lazy river floats, to fully rigged fishing kayaks for hauling in that big catch, to touring kayaks for those big water adventures, you are sure to find the best kayak for you.

Thursday Demos are from 6 to 8 pm at Avenue of the Saints Lake, rural Waverly.  This is located 1 mile west of the Hwy 3 and Hwy 218 intersection.  Turn south on Aspen Avenue and follow the gravel until you reach the lake.

 

Jul
7
Sat
Kayak Demo Day
Jul 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required.

Everyone test drives their car before buying – kayak demo days provide an opportunity for you to test paddle your kayak before buying. There really is a difference between kayaks and finding the correct kayak for you will add to your enjoyment of the sport. Demo days are free and no pre-registration is required. Come test out our fleet of 16+ kayaks to find that one that is right for you. Let our knowledgeable staff teach you features and benefits of each kayak and help you choose the right pfd and paddle to enhance your kayaking experience.

Saturday, May 12 | Otter Creek County Park: Tama County, Iowa
Saturday, June 9 | Split Rock County Park: Chickasaw County, Iowa
Saturday, July 7 or 14 | Kohlmann Park: Waverly, Iowa
Saturday, August 4 | Lake Meyer: Calmar, Iowa
Saturday, September 15 | Rodgers Park: Vinton, Iowa

Jul
12
Thu
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake
Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required.

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required. 

Has one of the fastest growing outdoor activities peaked your interest?  There is no better way to select a kayak than to paddle it on the water.  Let our experienced staff assist you in choosing the proper kayak to ensure you years of enjoyment in this popular sport.  Our demo fleet has over 16 models to try.  From recreational kayaks for lazy river floats, to fully rigged fishing kayaks for hauling in that big catch, to touring kayaks for those big water adventures, you are sure to find the best kayak for you.

Thursday Demos are from 6 to 8 pm at Avenue of the Saints Lake, rural Waverly.  This is located 1 mile west of the Hwy 3 and Hwy 218 intersection.  Turn south on Aspen Avenue and follow the gravel until you reach the lake.

 

Jul
14
Sat
Kayak Demo Day
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required.

Everyone test drives their car before buying – kayak demo days provide an opportunity for you to test paddle your kayak before buying. There really is a difference between kayaks and finding the correct kayak for you will add to your enjoyment of the sport. Demo days are free and no pre-registration is required. Come test out our fleet of 16+ kayaks to find that one that is right for you. Let our knowledgeable staff teach you features and benefits of each kayak and help you choose the right pfd and paddle to enhance your kayaking experience.

Saturday, May 12 | Otter Creek County Park: Tama County, Iowa
Saturday, June 9 | Split Rock County Park: Chickasaw County, Iowa
Saturday, July 7 or 14 | Kohlmann Park: Waverly, Iowa
Saturday, August 4 | Lake Meyer: Calmar, Iowa
Saturday, September 15 | Rodgers Park: Vinton, Iowa

Jul
19
Thu
Apostle Islands Sea Kayaking Trip @ Lake Superior, Wisconsin
Jul 19 – Jul 24 all-day
Apostle Islands Sea Kayaking Trip @ Lake Superior, Wisconsin

If you’ve previously joined us on a Lake Superior kayak adventure, this trip is for you.  This year we will be backcountry camping on an island to island excursion including Basswood, Stockton and Oak Islands.  If conditions permit, we will paddle to the Raspberry Island lighthouse.  Previous sea kayaking experience with CrawDaddy Outdoors is required.  All transportation, gear and meals are provided.

July 19 through 24

Please mention any dietary restrictions when registering for the trip.

$575 per person cost includes transportation, all meals, guided experience and any gear you need to borrow for the trip.

Itinerary: Click Here

Equipment List: Click Here

Trip Sign-Up + Participation Agreement Form: Click Here

Annual Health & Medical Form: Click Here

Release of Liability Statement Form: Click Here

CrawDaddy Trip Photo Gallery: Click Here

Jul
26
Thu
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required.

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required. 

Has one of the fastest growing outdoor activities peaked your interest?  There is no better way to select a kayak than to paddle it on the water.  Let our experienced staff assist you in choosing the proper kayak to ensure you years of enjoyment in this popular sport.  Our demo fleet has over 16 models to try.  From recreational kayaks for lazy river floats, to fully rigged fishing kayaks for hauling in that big catch, to touring kayaks for those big water adventures, you are sure to find the best kayak for you.

Thursday Demos are from 6 to 8 pm at Avenue of the Saints Lake, rural Waverly.  This is located 1 mile west of the Hwy 3 and Hwy 218 intersection.  Turn south on Aspen Avenue and follow the gravel until you reach the lake.

 

Aug
4
Sat
Kayak Demo Day
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required.

Everyone test drives their car before buying – kayak demo days provide an opportunity for you to test paddle your kayak before buying. There really is a difference between kayaks and finding the correct kayak for you will add to your enjoyment of the sport. Demo days are free and no pre-registration is required. Come test out our fleet of 16+ kayaks to find that one that is right for you. Let our knowledgeable staff teach you features and benefits of each kayak and help you choose the right pfd and paddle to enhance your kayaking experience.

Saturday, May 12 | Otter Creek County Park: Tama County, Iowa
Saturday, June 9 | Split Rock County Park: Chickasaw County, Iowa
Saturday, July 7 or 14 | Kohlmann Park: Waverly, Iowa
Saturday, August 4 | Lake Meyer: Calmar, Iowa
Saturday, September 15 | Rodgers Park: Vinton, Iowa

Aug
9
Thu
St. Croix River Trip @ St. Croix River
Aug 9 – Aug 12 all-day
St. Croix River Trip @ St. Croix River

Help us celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act with this rustic paddling trip to one of the first designated scenic rivers.  This trip will provide a true kayak camping experience as we float down this beautiful river in western Wisconsin.   Previous paddling and camping experience is recommended.  All trip gear is provided along with all meals and transportation.

August 9 through 12

Please mention any dietary restrictions when registering for the trip.

$300 per person cost includes transportation, all meals, guided experience and any gear you need to borrow for the trip.

Itinerary: Click Here

Equipment List: Click Here

Trip Sign-Up + Participation Agreement Form: Click Here

Annual Health & Medical Form: Click Here

Release of Liability Statement Form: Click Here

CrawDaddy Trip Photo Gallery: Click Here

Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake
Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required.

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required. 

Has one of the fastest growing outdoor activities peaked your interest?  There is no better way to select a kayak than to paddle it on the water.  Let our experienced staff assist you in choosing the proper kayak to ensure you years of enjoyment in this popular sport.  Our demo fleet has over 16 models to try.  From recreational kayaks for lazy river floats, to fully rigged fishing kayaks for hauling in that big catch, to touring kayaks for those big water adventures, you are sure to find the best kayak for you.

Thursday Demos are from 6 to 8 pm at Avenue of the Saints Lake, rural Waverly.  This is located 1 mile west of the Hwy 3 and Hwy 218 intersection.  Turn south on Aspen Avenue and follow the gravel until you reach the lake.

 

Aug
23
Thu
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required.

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required. 

Has one of the fastest growing outdoor activities peaked your interest?  There is no better way to select a kayak than to paddle it on the water.  Let our experienced staff assist you in choosing the proper kayak to ensure you years of enjoyment in this popular sport.  Our demo fleet has over 16 models to try.  From recreational kayaks for lazy river floats, to fully rigged fishing kayaks for hauling in that big catch, to touring kayaks for those big water adventures, you are sure to find the best kayak for you.

Thursday Demos are from 6 to 8 pm at Avenue of the Saints Lake, rural Waverly.  This is located 1 mile west of the Hwy 3 and Hwy 218 intersection.  Turn south on Aspen Avenue and follow the gravel until you reach the lake.

 

Sep
6
Thu
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required.

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required. 

Has one of the fastest growing outdoor activities peaked your interest?  There is no better way to select a kayak than to paddle it on the water.  Let our experienced staff assist you in choosing the proper kayak to ensure you years of enjoyment in this popular sport.  Our demo fleet has over 16 models to try.  From recreational kayaks for lazy river floats, to fully rigged fishing kayaks for hauling in that big catch, to touring kayaks for those big water adventures, you are sure to find the best kayak for you.

Thursday Demos are from 6 to 8 pm at Avenue of the Saints Lake, rural Waverly.  This is located 1 mile west of the Hwy 3 and Hwy 218 intersection.  Turn south on Aspen Avenue and follow the gravel until you reach the lake.

 

Sep
7
Fri
Kickapoo River Fall Colors Trip
Sep 7 – Sep 9 all-day
Kickapoo River Fall Colors Trip @ Houghton | Michigan | United States

One of the curviest rivers of the Midwest is a hidden gem in Southwestern Wisconsin.  This gorgeous, narrow river provides beautiful scenic paddling amongst the river valley bluffs.  Camp in a small town Wisconsin city campground and enjoy the peacefulness of this beautiful region.  This is a beginner level trip suitable for all fitness levels.  All trip gear is provided along with all meals and transportation.

$200 per person trip cost includes transportation, all meals, guided experience and any gear you need to borrow for trip.

Trip Itinerary: Click Here

Trip Sign-Up + Participation Agreement Form: Click Here

Annual Health & Medical Form: Click Here

Release of Liability Statement Form: Click Here

CrawDaddy Trip Photo Gallery: Click Here

Sep
15
Sat
Kayak Demo Day
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required.

Everyone test drives their car before buying – kayak demo days provide an opportunity for you to test paddle your kayak before buying. There really is a difference between kayaks and finding the correct kayak for you will add to your enjoyment of the sport. Demo days are free and no pre-registration is required. Come test out our fleet of 16+ kayaks to find that one that is right for you. Let our knowledgeable staff teach you features and benefits of each kayak and help you choose the right pfd and paddle to enhance your kayaking experience.

Saturday, May 12 | Otter Creek County Park: Tama County, Iowa
Saturday, June 9 | Split Rock County Park: Chickasaw County, Iowa
Saturday, July 7 or 14 | Kohlmann Park: Waverly, Iowa
Saturday, August 4 | Lake Meyer: Calmar, Iowa
Saturday, September 15 | Rodgers Park: Vinton, Iowa

Sep
20
Thu
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day @ Avenue of the Saints Lake

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required.

Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required. 

Has one of the fastest growing outdoor activities peaked your interest?  There is no better way to select a kayak than to paddle it on the water.  Let our experienced staff assist you in choosing the proper kayak to ensure you years of enjoyment in this popular sport.  Our demo fleet has over 16 models to try.  From recreational kayaks for lazy river floats, to fully rigged fishing kayaks for hauling in that big catch, to touring kayaks for those big water adventures, you are sure to find the best kayak for you.

Thursday Demos are from 6 to 8 pm at Avenue of the Saints Lake, rural Waverly.  This is located 1 mile west of the Hwy 3 and Hwy 218 intersection.  Turn south on Aspen Avenue and follow the gravel until you reach the lake.

 

Oct
1
Mon
Green River Paddling Trip in KY
Oct 1 – Oct 15 all-day
Green River Paddling Trip in KY @ Houghton | Michigan | United States

Green River, Kentucky

The wilderness calls! Joins us as we float one of Kentucky’s most scenic waterways. This fun filled adventure takes you on a canoe camping expedition through Kentucky cave country. The Green River is home to one of the most unique geological areas on earth. Float down a beautiful winding river surrounded by tall bluffs and bubbling springs. Paddle by waterfalls and limestone pocketed caves as you travel through this scenic wild country. Camping on gravel bars with the sound of the river right beside you and experience nature like you never have before. This is an adventure destined to make memories for a lifetime.

All transportation, gear and meals are provided.

TBD: Early October

Cost:  TBD

$To Be Determined   per person trip cost includes transportation, all meals, guided experience and any gear you need to borrow for trip.

Trip Itinerary: Click Here

Trip Sign-Up + Participation Agreement Form: Click Here

Annual Health & Medical Form: Click Here

Release of Liability Statement Form: Click Here

CrawDaddy Trip Photo Gallery: Click Here