$5 Raft-a-Palooza Early Bird Registration Now Open!

Click here to take advantage of Raft-a-Palooza $5 early bird registration!

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The most popular New Year’s resolutions include exercising more, spending less, getting outside, and having more fun.  Happiness is also a universally appealing resolution.  Scientific studies consistently show experiences surpass material goods on the happiness meter.  A $5 early bird registration to Raft-a-Palooza at NH LAKES’ LakeFest 2014 provides a New Year’s resolution-friendly experience like none other – the opportunity to take part in a Guinness World Record attempt for largest free floating raft of canoes and kayaks on New Hampshire’s own Lake Winnipesaukee.  CLICK HERE to register today, and be among the anticipated 2,100 canoes and kayaks. 

On August 3rd, LakeFest 2014 features a Guinness Rematch as part of Raft-a-Palooza at Endicott Rock Park in Laconia, NH.  Ninety-eight percent (98%) of 2013’s paddlers are slated to return, along with additional family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues in order to successfully seize that Guinness gold for NH – the goal is 2,100 canoes and kayaks to form the largest free-floating raft of canoes and kayaks in the world.

On-land, the free family-friendly Festival is expanding, with more food vendors, additional programs, exciting new activities, popular live bands, and more.  In addition to offering a fun-filled day of paddling and on-shore entertainment, LakeFest also educates the boating public about the Clean, Drain & Dry! technique to prevent the spread of aquatic nuisance species.

On the experience of their first Guinness attempt, LakeFest 2013 attendees remarked:

“What a wonderful and rare opportunity to kayak this lake which is usually overrun by tons of loud, fast moving boats. It was surreal.”

“Had a blast….we will definitely be there again next year!”

“Everyone I spoke with thought it awesome and look forward to setting a new record next year!!”

LakeFest 2014 planners are hard at work crafting a larger event with expanded partners, additional corporate and recreational paddling groups, new family programming, increased educational displays, bigger vendor assortment, and so much more.  Click here to take advantage of $5 early bird registration for the Raft-a-Palooza Guinness World Record attempt experience at LakeFest 2014.

The following LakeFest 2014 Founding Sponsors have already come aboard to help protect NH’s lakes and other waterways: AB Aquatics, Bridge & Byron Printers, City of Laconia, Devine Millimet, E&S Cleaners, Imagine Gallery, Irwin Marine, Meredith Village Savings Bank, New England Milfoil, NH Marine Patrol, Outdoor ESCAPES New Hampshire, Speedy Printing & Copying, The Common Man, and The Lobster Pound.  Contact NH LAKES at lakes@nhlakefest.org or call 603.226.0299 to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

Funds raised through LakeFest 2014 directly support NH LAKES’ work to protect local lakes and their watersheds through education and advocacy.  Since 2002, hundreds of paid and volunteer NH LAKES Lake Hosts have conducted more than 576,000 courtesy boat inspections and have made more than 1,409 “saves” of aquatic nuisance plant fragments that were about to enter or had just left a waterbody.

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NH LAKES: www.nhlakes.org

New Clean, Drain, and Dry! Technique: www.lakefest.wordpress.com/clean-drain-dry/

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