LEA’s Paddle Battle will be back at Highland Lake this summer! Tarry-A-While Resort on Highland Lake is the perfect spot. There is a little cove to start in, and the grassy pine grove is an ideal place to spend the morning. To add to the fun, we will have goodies, a silent auction, and prizes to raffle off.
We are planning to again have 2K and 5K courses. We are welcoming (single) kayaks to the race again this year. Short boards can compete in either course, long boards (12’6″+) and kayaks in the 5K course.
All proceeds from this event will benefit the Lakes Environmental Association, a non-profit regional lakes association dedicated to preserving and protecting lakes. You are on our website already, so feel free to poke around a little to find out what we do. If you think Maine is only about lighthouses and lobstah, you’re missing out! It’s time to enjoy our pristine inland waters from the vantage point of a paddler!
Men’s and women’s 5K (any board length accepted)
Men’s and women’s 2K (12’06” boards and under only)
Men’s and women’s 5K kayak
Grom SUP race for kids aged 14 and under in the cove
15-35, 36-55, 56+
minimum age is 15 for 2K and 5K races
8:00 Tarry-A-While parking opens
9:15 Racers’ meeting
9:30 5K Race, kayaks first, then SUPs (all boards accepted) – beach start
9:45 2K Short board only race – beach start
11:00 Kids’ “Grom” race in the cove
11:30 Awards ceremony, raffle, and auction
Both courses will have beach starts on the east side of Highland Lake, at Tarry-A-While Resort beach. The starts will be staggered and there will be 2K and 5K triangular courses. Below is an interactive map of the courses:
Download a PDF of the course layout here
The 2023 Paddle Battle Maine Lakes Open Paddle Race will be held at beautiful Tarry-A-While Resort on the east shore of Highland Lake in Bridgton. This picturesque resort has stunning views of Highland Lake and Pleasant Mountain and offers both privacy and large spaces for gatherings.
Tarry-A-While Resort is located at 17 Tarry-A-While Road in Bridgton, Maine, which is across from the Highlands Country Club on Highland Road.
All proceeds benefit the Lakes Environmental Association lake protection and education programs.