PaddleQuest was created by game developer Matt Kirsch in 2002 and is kept running by a team of dedicated volunteers AKA the PaddleQuest Heroes.
2019 ushers in the 18th year of this epic event that has become a tradition and continues to grow in the Stevens Point community. PaddleQuest sends canoers and kayaker teams onto the river to gather trash, play games and solve riddles at checkpoints to score tokens. In 2019 we will introduce a new card game for the event that will be played at tables along the way. PQ is run by volunteers called heroes that not only run the games but also act out a storyline that is directed each year by the actions of the participants. Our mission: Celebrate our local waterway in the spirit of stewardship and educate participants on the importance of clean waterways and overall reduction in trash.
PQ has been held in Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Waupaca, Minocqua and Lake Du Bay but the main event has always been held in Stevens Point, WI.