Paddle for Presque Isle

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Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 at 11:00 AM
Paddle for Presque Isle by Tracy Geibel

Paddle for Presque Isle

Can you imagine playing poker while paddling through Presque Isle?

The Presque Isle Poker Paddle kicks off summer on Saturday, June 3 in a unique way: It invites paddlers to take on a 6.25-mile trip through the park while playing poker.

Paddlers stop at five checkpoints where they will draw a card. The player with the best five-card poker hand wins $300, and the player with the worst wins $150.

The round-trip paddle route travels through Presque Isle’s lagoons, Marina Lake, Presque Isle Bay, Horseshoe Pond, Misery Bay, and Graveyard Pond. Proceeds benefit the Presque Isle Partnership.

Participants will receive a commemorative P.I. Poker Paddle t-shirt, a safety whistle, and admission to an after-party at the Millcreek Brewing Company with complimentary beer. Plus, more than $400 in door prizes will be raffled off, and every participant receives an entry.

Paddlers should arrive at least 45 minutes early and park at Beach 11, where a shuttle bus will provide rides to and from the launch site.

The paddle is a “Bring Your Own Boat” event, but for an additional $15, participants can reserve a kayak by calling event coordinator Jim Butts at 838.5144, ext.102. – Tracy Geibel

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. // Presque Isle State Park, 301 Peninsula Dr. // $45 // discoverpi.com/events/presque-isle-poker-paddle

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