Video from last year's event
Participants will paddle past rural Rome, downtown, Myrtle Hill and Heritage Park during the three to four hour event.
The Polar Bear Paddle is free for those bringing their own kayaks or canoes and transportation. Canoes are available for rental by contacting Alan Crawford at 706-291-7449 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A shuttle will be available for $5 per person for those needing transportation back to Grizzard Park from Heritage Park. An event souvenir and hot chocolate will also be available for purchase.
The Polar Bear Paddle is sponsored each year by the City of Rome, Keep Rome-Floyd Beautiful, Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau, & Coosa River Basin Initiative.
For more information including a map of the route, event guidelines, & an event flyer, visit www.romega.us/polarbearpaddle.