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Lyons Falls will host Spring Kayak Fest on Black, Moose Rivers

LYONS FALLS – Spring Kayak Fest, a community event on the Black and Moose Rivers presented by Lyons Falls Alive, will take place this weekend in the village.
The event will feature whitewater kayaking on the Moose River with a world-renowned class IV-V section the Bottom Moose. The Moose River also has whitewater for all abilities – from class II-III on the Middle Moose for the beginner / intermediate paddler, to class III-IV on the Lower Moose. 
Many more whitewater runs are within a short drive – Independence and Otter Creeks, Woodhull Creek, Fish Creek, and more.
Flatwater kayaking and canoeing also can be experienced in Lyons Falls on the Moose and Black Rivers.
In addition, there will be a 5K Run / Walk event on Saturday at Riverside Park, starting at the restroom area. This is a timed event with prizes for age categories (younger than 10, 10-15, 16 and older). Participants should wear white and have sunglasses (or other eye protection).
Registration is $5 in advance or $7 the day of the event. To register, call Anne Huntress at 348-8632.
Camping is available at Riverside Park, Lyons Falls. Cost is $10 per car for the entire weekend.
Registration will begin at 4 p.m. Friday at the park. Campers arriving before then can register later in the day, and representatives will be around the park to collect the registration fee.
There will be bathroom facilities and raised campfires are allowed (campers must provide a fire tray).
Coffee and simple breakfast items (muffins, etc.) will be available for purchase Saturday and Sunday mornings at the park.
The Lyons Falls Fire Department will hold a spaghetti dinner for purchase at the park Saturday evening and have barbecue for purchase at the take-out area on Shibley Road in the afternoon both Saturday and Sunday.
There will be a bonfire and entertainment Saturday night at the park.
Sunday morning will feature a pancake breakfast at St. John Catholic Church on McAlpine Street, Lyons Falls, as well as dining available at local establishments.
This is a family-friendly event with fun activities for everyone. There will be maps available for spectators to view the kayakers on the challenging rapids of the Bottom Moose.
Come watch world-class paddlers, join in the fun with a flatwater paddle (bring your kayak or canoe), take a raft trip with experienced guides, and enjoy the beautiful wilderness and history of Lyons Falls.
For more information, contact Liane Amaral at (719) 304-1477 or

Lyons Falls Alive

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