You can try your hand at kayaking for free on Saturday at a special event on Sunset Drive.

Grab your family, canoes, paddle boards and kayaks for "Paddle Y'all", a free community paddle event at the beach on Sunset Drive.

The event is open to anyone in the community from beginners to experts.

According to Katy Norton, President of the Marshall County Tourism and Sports, this is one of several paddling events being held along the Tennessee River as part of the Tennessee Riverline Program.

"Guntersville was selected as a Rivertown Community in 2020," Norton said. "One of the goals of the program is to encourage people to enjoy the water through paddling and boating. This is designed to be a low stress, fun event and an opportunity for people to enjoy the lake even if they don't have their own equipment."

The free event is hosted by city of Guntersville, Guntersville Park and Recreation, Marshall County Tourism and Sports, the chamber, and other community partners. It was also organized and planned by the Guntersville Rivertown Leadership Team, which includes representatives from the community, the above organizations, as well as Guntersville Museum and the Guntersville Rowing Club.

Kayaks and life jackets will be available for those who do not have their own equipment. Help will be available to help those who have never paddled before.

There will be free hotdogs, chips and water for those that paddle. Community information about other activities relating to the water will also be on-hand and those who attend will have the opportunity to register to win a free kayak and life jacket. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the beach area on Sunset Drive.

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