Teaching is our passion and SUP is our business.

Thanks for checking us out on the web.  

Sincerely,  Mike and Kirstin Cullinane

"We have a passion for being close to and on the water; from kayaking to eco-tours, surf fishing to swimming, being on the water offers a broad range of fun.

In 2013 we attended the wooden boat show in Mystic, CT. Taking notice to the several boat builders we especially became interested in the custom stand up paddleboards.

Continuing our quest we gathered information and began noticing that stand up paddle boarding was popular along the shoreline, but not so much in the northwest corner of the state where we live.  We decided that we wanted to serve the public by educating them in the sport of stand-up paddle boarding ( SUP) and looked into various certification programs. 

(860) 480-0714

The Litchfield County Paddler LLC
New Hartford, Connecticut, United States


We found the American Canoe Association to be the leader in the industry of paddle sports and registered for and became certified instructors in May of 2013.  Instantly we made a connection with the Recreation Director in the town of New Hartford who was so excited to line up some classes on the calendar, and we continue to build on sharing our expertise with many other recreation departments throughout Litchfield County.  

The water is ready for us, let your fun shine and let's glide!

Serving the Litchfield county and neighboring towns offering introductory courses, group, semi-private and private lessons, advanced lessons, paddle fitness, and SUP yoga ."