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Save the Date: Saturday, September 27th, 2014


Please join

The LaPorte Co. Conservation Trust together with the Northwest Indiana Paddling Association 

at the
5th Annual

Celebration of the LaPorte Chain of Lakes

Save the Date
September 27th 2014

 Kayaks at Stone Lake Beach
   Stone Lake Beach
5th Annual
of the
La Porte Chain of Lakes




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Please join The Northwest Indiana Paddling Association,
The LaPorte County Conservation Trust,
and The LaPorte Parks and Recreation

for the
5th Annual Celebration of the LaPorte Chain of Lakes 

September 27, 2014 from 9:00am ~ 1:30 PM

Northwest Indiana Paddlers, family, and friends:
The LaPorte County Conservation Trust together with the Northwest Indiana Paddling Association and the Laporte Parks and Recreation Department would like to invite you to the third annual Celebration of the LaPorte Chain of Lakes.
A centerpiece of the City of La Porte, Pine and Stone Lakes offer paddlers over 9 miles of shoreline to explore. From the busy marinas on Pine Lake to secluded lily pad covered bays of Stone and Hennessey Lakes, there is something for everyone. Pine Lake is the place for thrill-seeking skiers, jet skiers, picinicing pontoon boaters, sailors, and power boaters; paddlers can safely enjoy the lake by staying near the shore. The 5 mph no-wake limit on Stone Lake accomodates those wanting a quieter boating experience. 542 acre Pine Lake and 120 acre Stone Lake are linked together by a narrow channel, as are Stone and Hennessey lakes so you can launch on Stone Lake and access all three.

Left behind when the glaciers retreated after the last ice age, Pine and Stone are just two of many lakes in the City of La Porte that include Clear, Lily, Crane, Fishtrap, and Horseshoe Lakes, although not all are publicly accessible.

Hiking trails, picinic areas, and a public swimming beach round out the offerings of Soldiers Memorial Park.


First we'll take a paddling tour of Stone, Hennessey, and Pine Lakes by canoe and kayak.


After the paddle we'll celebrate with a potluck lunch at the Stone Lake beach house.

Date: Saturday, September 27th, 9:00 am

Please come 1/2 hour early for unloading, boat fitting, etc.
Stone Lake Beach in La Porte IN, adjacent to the Cummings Lodge, Soldiers Memorial Park.

In the City of La Porte, come from the North or South on Rt 35 (Pine Lake Avenue), turn west on Waverly Road at the Best Western. Take the next left onto Grangemouth Rd, and park in the gravel lot across from the beach. It's only a few yards from your car to the water, and it's a sandy beach launch.

Map: http://www.cityoflaporte.com/ParkPDFs/Soldiers_BWpdf.pdf

Event Description: 

9:00 am - Registration, Safety Talk
9:15 am - Educational and safety talk
9:30 am  - Begin paddling trek of the LaPorte Chain of Lakes
12:00 pm - Potluck lunch following the treks end at the Stone Lake Beach House.

Loaner boats:
The Northwest Indiana Paddling Association owns a limited number of outreach canoes and kayaks that are available for use for the event. Please contact Dan Plath to reserve ahead of time.
(219) 871-9559 / dplath@nwipa.org


Cost: Free! (although a donation to NWIPA is appreciated)

For additional information & to RSVP, please contact

Elizabeth McCloskey of the LPCCT at 219-326-0700
Dan Plath of the NWIPA at (219) 871-9559 / dplath@nwipa.org

We hope you, friends, and family can join us!

Northwest Indiana Paddling Association is an IRS 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to canoeing and kayaking, safety education, and Blueways stewardship. Formed in January of 2009 NWIPA has grown to over 400 members, and has led or partnered in over 100 events for paddlers. For more information about what we do and becoming a member visit our website at:


The La Porte County Conservation Trust is an IRS 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of La Porte County's natural spaces. Find out about their protected lands and easements and make a donation at: www.lpcct.org

Paddling Stone Lake

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