Northeast Wisconsin Paddlers (NEWP) return to Oshkosh to take an evening trip Sept. 23 on the Fox River.
The out-and-back paddle will follow the same route as in July 2021. The date was pushed back to take advantage of the earlier sunset.
The group will meet at 5:30 p.m. at 362 Michigan St. near the Riverwalk trailhead, leave at 6 p.m. and return to the kayak launch. Restrooms and an accessible launch are available.
Lights will join lifejackets as mandatory equipment for the evening paddle. A white light needs to be displayed in the presence of motorboat traffic.
The paddle travels downstream nearly to Lake Winnebago to view the counter-weighted Bascule railroad bridge, then upstream to the State 21 bridge, a loop into Sawyer Creek and then ride the current back to the put-in. The trip is about 5.5 miles.
NEWP collects an event fee at the launch of $15 from nonmembers and $10 from NEWP members to cover insurance and other expenses. Those under age 16 are free with an adult. Speed up registration at the launch by filling out the waiver form.
See the Oshkosh at Night event page for more details.