Stand Up Paddle Boarding


The Haliburton Highlands, with its serene lakes and winding rivers, provides the perfect backdrop for outdoor enthusiasts seeking adventure and tranquility alike. Among the myriad of water activities available, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) has emerged as a favorite pastime, offering a unique way to explore the region’s natural beauty.

Getting Started: A Gentle Introduction

The popularity of stand-up paddleboarding has surged across North America, and Haliburton is no exception. Karley Stevenson, of Wolf Flow SUP Yoga, credits this rise to the region’s breathtaking waterways and the ease of access to the sport. Whether you’re an experienced lover of water, or a newcomer eager for adventure, Wolf Flow SUP welcomes individuals of all skill levels and physical capabilities.

For those venturing into the world of stand up paddle boarding for the first time, guided outings offer a gentle initiation. Under the expert guidance of instructors like Stevenson, beginners can grasp the fundamentals of balance, paddling techniques, and safety protocols with confidence.

Finding Balance: The Core of SUPing

While arm strength is often emphasized by newcomers, seasoned paddlers understand that balance is the cornerstone of stand-up paddleboarding. Engaging the core, legs, and back muscles not only enhances stability on the board but also ensures a more enjoyable and effective paddling experience.

Choosing the Right Gear: A Critical Decision

Selecting the appropriate paddleboard is essential for maximizing enjoyment on the water. Experts advises enthusiasts to consider factors such as their weight, intended use, and storage options when making this decision. Rental options and expert guidance from specialized dealers ensure that paddlers find the perfect board to suit their needs and abilities.

Algonquin Outfitters minden

Algonquin Outfitters – Minden & Haliburton

Carries a full lineup of flatwater canoes & kayaks, and SUP boards for rental. Everything you need for a day on the river, the lake, or at the cottage…

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Wolf Flow – Yoga & Fitness

Classes for all levels will be available, including kids! Bring your yoga practice to the water…

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Deep Roots Adventure

Nothing like a paddle board to explore rivers and Inlets and sand bars with your kiddos!! Today was perfect for it. Book your paddle board and get exploring!​…

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AO – Oxtongue Lake

Suggested paddling route: Rent a SUP and take the Ragged Falls day trip, a popular route to one of most the majestic waterfalls in the region. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the beautiful site from shore…

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Kennisis Lake Marina

SUP boards for rent on Kennisis Lake…

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Discovering Haliburton’s Waterways

Stand-up paddleboarding offers a gateway to discovering Haliburton Highlands from a fresh perspective. Whether gliding across tranquil lakes or navigating meandering rivers, paddlers are treated to breathtaking scenery and moments of serenity. With its accessibility and versatility, SUPing has carved out a special place in the hearts of locals and visitors alike, inviting all to experience the beauty of Haliburton’s aquatic playground.

As the sun sets over the shimmering waters of Haliburton, the allure of stand-up paddleboarding continues to captivate adventurers, promising endless opportunities for exploration and relaxation in this picturesque corner of Ontario.

Finally, there are many great accommodations in the Haliburton Highlands where you can enjoy this watersport activity and more, click here to see a listing of possible places where you can come, stay, relax and make memories that will last a lifetime.