|Looking to expand your canoeing skills, meet other paddlers or find another excuse to get out on the water? Signing up for a class or workshop is a great way to get involved in the paddling community and learn something new - whether you want to connect with a local group or travel someplace new. Professional paddling schools are always a great resource. But outdoor gear stores, canoe associations, and outdoor expos often host classes and workshops, too. It’s also a good idea to check your local park district or University outdoor program for sessions open to the general public.
To get started in your search, check out our guide to gear stores, outdoor expos and paddling schools near you: