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Adaptive canoeing and wide fishing kayak lessons in Springfield, Vermont

Adaptive canoeing and wide fishing kayak lessons in Springfield, Vermont

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Paddling a canoe or wide fishing kayak around a pond is among the most peaceful and pleasant ways to experience the outdoors. Paddle sports, however, pose challenges for people with physical, sensory, and cognitive disabilities. Fortunately, paddling equipment adapts easily to accommodate many disabilities. Often, special seats that provide greater support and outrigger-type attachments that keep canoes from tipping are the only necessary adaptations. Adaptive canoeing and wide fishing kayak have been popular at Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports for more than two decades. Its oldest program is based at shallow, manmade Stoughton Pond in Springfield. Coordinator Kelly Walsh is trying to enhance the program. “Our current members have a lot of fun and enjoy the summer days outside,”