Splish’in and a Splash’in

Posted by – Shawn Keenan, Assistant City Planner

Splish, splash, splish, splash.  That’s the sound you will hear at the starting line for the 7th Annual Paddlepalooza scheduled for Saturday, May 30th.


This event, held in partnership with the City of Rochester Hills and the Clinton River Watershed Council, offers kayakers and canoers alike an opportunity to explore and enjoy the Clinton River and our natural resources.  The event begins at Riverside Park in Auburn Hills and ends eight miles downstream at River Crest Banquet Center, located in Rochester Hills.

Each year over 80 people participate in this river celebration that includes a one-person kayak race (men’s division and women’s division), a two-person canoe race and an adventure paddle for those wanting to take a more leisurely pace along the way.  Another highlight of the event will be the much-anticipated canoe race between Auburn Hills and Rochester Hills for the coveted Mayors Cup.

A raffle will be held for participants at the finish line while they enjoy hotdogs, chips and lemonade at River Crest Banquet Center.  For more information about the event, please visit our website by clicking here.