by Patricia Fontova.
Paddlefest 2017, the Bayou Haystackers Paddling Club's annual event, is scheduled for October 20-22 at Fontainebleau State Park's Group Camp 3 in Mandeville. This is a great time to meet club members and other paddlers, go on a paddle or two, learn a few things, find out more about the club, and generally "pass a good time".
The venue is a beautiful setting about a half mile east of the main entrance to Fontainebleau State Park that includes a pond perfect for canoe and kayak lessons.
This year some of the activities include paddle trips on Cane Bayou and Bayou Lacombe, intro canoe and kayak lessons, descriptions and suggestions for what to include in your first aid kit, a bike ride on the Tammany Trace, a comparison of tents - what you need for canoe camping vs car camping, and more!
More information and registration for the event are available online at bayouhaystackers.com/paddlefest