Northwest Indiana Paddling Association


Northwest Indiana Paddling Association has achieved astounding success in its first two years. The ACA awarded us their coveted ‘Stroke of Achievement’ award for the work we’ve done to develop paddling opportunities here in NWI. Our Fun Float drew over 140 paddlers and has become a local tradition in Michigan City. Our Lake Michigan paddling events have attracted paddlers from across the Midwest and drawn main-stream media coverage.
But this success comes at a cost. Formerly NWIPA had not charged membership dues, we simply asked prospective members to fill out a survey of their paddling interests. Funds to operate and put on events has come from grants, and donations, and often the pockets of our board members. These sources of money are not always assured and vary with economic conditions. To continue to bring you the high quality events we are becoming known for, and
Benefits of a Full NWIPA Membership:

Opportunity to vote for the President and Board Members

Eligibility to run for office or board positions

Discounts at Fluid Fun Canoe and Kayak Sales, Bristol IN on purchases of paddling equipment and boats.

Discount on NWIPA paddler education courses

25% discount on regular priced Sea Kayaks from NC Kayaks

Support NWIPA and its mission. Remember, the club board is all volunteer so every penny goes to support Blueways Stewardship, event expenses, and promoting paddling in your own backyard of Northwest Indiana.

More benefits will be added as time goes on.
Join the NWIPA
to continue with the waterway cleanups of our Blueways program we need help to cover not only day to day expenses, but also the costs of producing our events.
Help NWIPA Succeed
Therefore, to continue our growth and success we have created a two-tier membership program
Full Members will have extended benefits and opportunities within the club.
Associate Members will be included in all the club communications and will be welcome to participate in club events, but without the benefits of a Full Membership.
All current members automatically become Associate Members until you upgrade to a full Membership.

Individual One Year Membership



Select Individual or Family Membership

Family One Year Membership

One Year Full Membership for a Family. A family is defined as the immediate family members living together at one address.



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