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August 19th, 2023!!
Founded in 1986, the Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts (APEs) has grown to be the premier paddling club in Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, and Northwest North Carolina. Our membership is comprised of individuals who enjoy paddling all types of self-propelled watercraft along the rivers of our region. The APEs provide the forum for individuals of our area to join together in order to help advance the sport of whitewater paddling, the skills of fellow paddlers, share information, and protect the rivers we love.