Based at Rushden Lakes, Canoe2 offer canoe hire and a variety of other goods and services to help you enjoy the water in comfort, style, and safety.

So, whether you are a novice paddler or a more seasoned veteran, now you can paddle down the lovely calm and gentle River Nene. Canoe2’s team of knowledgeable staff are available to offer advice and safety instructions. Canoe2 can provide all the equipment you need, and also offers longer, overnight camping trips and short breaks.

Richard Nelson, Director, commented: By joining Rushden Lakes, Canoe2 will be making an incredibly exciting move of location, just 10 minutes downstream from our previous base. Moving during 2017, Canoe2 will be operating from its purpose built, ‘net zero energy’ new Boathouse.”

River trips will continue as normal, and later in the year, when Rushden Lakes fully opens, Canoe2 will also be offering a range of new services including:

  • hire of paddle craft on the lake for those that just fancy half an hour or so on the water,
  • ‘paddle-out-and-back’ trips, crossing the lake before venturing out to explore the river,
  • opening a brand new shop, selling canoes, kayaks and all the essentials to make the most of your time on the water and
  • opening a Boathouse meeting room, available for hire, with lovely views over the lake.

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Canoeing at Rushden Lakes