Ca­noe and Brew on the Mersey River

Liver­pool Ad­ven­ture Out­fit­ters part­ners with Hell Bay to of­fer June 16 event

The Queens County Advance - - COMMUNITY - BY LAURA CHURCHILL DUKE

Liver­pool Ad­ven­ture Out­fit­ters can­not think of a bet­ter way to spend an af­ter­noon than a ca­noe and brew ses­sion along the Mersey River.

Dur­ing Fa­ther’s Day week­end, on June 16, par­tic­i­pants will board ei­ther a ca­noe or a sin­gle or dou­ble kayak and take a guided pad­dle up the river. The tour will start from the boat launch be­side Lane’s Pri­va­teer Inn and will last about 1.5 hours be­fore head­ing to Hell Bay for a beer tast­ing, says Caitlin Nick­er­son, man­ager at Liver­pool Ad­ven­ture Out­fit­ters.

Nick­er­son says the busi­ness is try­ing to add some new, lo­cal events this year, part­ner­ing with other lo­cal busi­nesses to add some­thing new and ex­cit­ing to the area. Last sum­mer, the group of­fered a full moon pad­dle which was very well re­ceived, says Nick­er­son, so a few more were added through­out the sum­mer. The ses­sions sold out ev­ery time.

She is hop­ing the Ca­noe and Brew event will pro­vide the op­por­tu­nity for both area res­i­dents and peo­ple from out­side of Queens County to pa­tron­ize more busi­nesses in the area, ex­pe­ri­ence Liver­pool’s beau­ti­ful water­front and visit a lo­cal craft brew­ery.

For safety rea­sons, the beer tast­ing event takes place af­ter the pad­dle.

“Once the drink­ing starts, the pad­dling stops,” says Nick­er­son.

Hell Bay will be open af­ter the beer tast­ing, says Nick­er­son, so if peo­ple would like to, they can stay and en­joy their evening at the brew­ery.

Ca­noe and Brew is $40 plus tax per per­son and in­cludes the ca­noe or kayak rental and per­sonal flota­tion de­vice, all re­quired safety gear, the beer tast­ing event, and the guided tour. No pad­dling ex­pe­ri­ence is needed, as par­tic­i­pants will re­ceive ba­sic in­struc­tion and will be with the group at all times. Pr­ereg­is­tra­tion is re­quired.

Liver­pool Ad­ven­ture Out­fit­ters, cel­e­brat­ing its 15th year in oper­a­tion, pro­vides ca­noe, kayak, and stand-up pad­dle board­ing clin­ics; pad­dling, cy­cling, and mul­ti­sport tours, both in At­lantic Canada and now to des­ti­na­tions such as Belize, Mex­ico, and Costa Rica, and pad­dling events. The busi­ness also has a re­tail shop sell­ing ca­noes, kayaks, stand-up pad­dle boards and bikes, pad­dling ac­ces­sories, camp­ing ac­ces­sories, cy­cling ac­ces­sories, skates and skat­ing ac­ces­sories, along with a full-ser­vice bi­cy­cle re­pair shop, and skate sharp­en­ing ser­vices.

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Liver­pool Ad­ven­ture Out­fit­ters is of­fer­ing a Ca­noe and Brew tour this Fa­ther’s Day week­end, on June 16, that in­cludes a pad­dle up the Mersey River, end­ing at the Hell Bay Brew­ing Com­pany. Liver­pool Ad­ven­ture Out­fit­ters is work­ing to part­ner with other lo­cal busi­nesses to bring unique ex­pe­ri­ences to the water­front, in­clud­ing the full moon tour last year.

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