Puppy Paddle on the River



It is a 5 mile kayaking event on the St. Joe River starting at 9am (begin launching at 10am) at Hermance Park in Bristol.

Dogs are welcomed and encouraged to ride in the kayaks.

The ending point will be the Six Span Bridge public access.

Town Mgr. is arranging to have parking for car for people participating in the event at locations in downtown Bristol, since there are only a few parking spots at Hermance Park.

Two things to note: due to Covid-19 distancing requirements, Kayaks are to line up at 6 foot distance, and one kayak at a time can launch. Also, arrangements for individuals to be transported from six span bridge back to cars parked in Bristol, must be done with Covid-19 requirements.

The event has a number of sponsors, including Bristol Parks and the Bristol Public Library. There will also be presentations and materials on boat and water safety.


Bristol Parks & Recreation

  • 303 E. Vistula Street, Bristol, IN 46507