Active Places: Stand Up Paddleboarding

Summer Approaching 

As we inch closer to summer, the anticipation for outdoor adventures grows stronger. Among the plethora of activities awaiting us, stand up paddleboarding (SUP) stands out as a quintessential summer experience. And if you’re seeking the perfect opportunity to delve into this exhilarating water sport, look no further than Active SWV’s offerings at Dun Glen and Summersville Lake. 

The best part? These programs are entirely free and all equipment is provided, making it accessible to everyone eager to embark on this aquatic journey. Securing your spot is as simple as signing up on the Memberplus app, ensuring a hassle-free reservation process. 

Dun Glen and Summersville Lake 

Picture yourself gliding across the serene waters of the iconic New River at Dun Glen. Surrounded by the breathtaking vistas of the national park, you’ll find yourself immersed in nature’s beauty while mastering the art of paddleboarding. Whether you’re a novice or seasoned enthusiast, Dun Glen offers a beginner-friendly environment that fosters learning and appreciation for this dynamic sport. There is also Summersville Lake which beckons with its boundless opportunities for exploration. Here, you can truly revel in the joys of paddleboarding amidst the tranquil waters and picturesque surroundings.  


But what makes stand up paddleboarding such a beloved summer pastime? Beyond the sheer thrill of gliding across the water’s surface, SUP offers a myriad of benefits for both body and mind. As you engage your core muscles to maintain balance and stability, you’ll enjoy a full-body workout that simultaneously enhances strength and improves coordination. Moreover, the rhythmic paddling motion promotes cardiovascular health, making it an ideal activity for fitness enthusiasts of all levels. 

Yet, the allure of stand up paddleboarding extends far beyond its physical rewards. It serves as a gateway to mindfulness, allowing participants to escape the stresses of daily life and reconnect with nature in its purest form. Whether you’re basking in the warmth of the sun, listening to the gentle lapping of water against your board, or marveling at the beauty of your surroundings, SUP offers a profound sense of tranquility and rejuvenation. 

As we eagerly anticipate the arrival of summer, there’s no better time to seize the opportunity to discover the joys of stand up paddleboarding with Active SWV. Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, or simply a new way to embrace the great outdoors, SUP promises an experience like no other. So, why wait? Take the plunge, sign up today, and embark on a summer adventure you’ll never forget. See you on the water! 

Sign-up for your free Active SWV Membership here.

Visit our website calendar for program listings and to register here.