Norris Paddling Adventures

Norris Paddling’s main guide and owner is John Marquis. John is a licensed wilderness guide from the State of Maine. He has over 15 years of experience teaching kayaking, standup paddle boarding, and general outdoor recreation programs for LL Bean’s headquarters in Freeport, Maine and in Tennessee.

Norris Paddling will strive to fit you into the best possible kayak for an enjoyable and fun boating experience on Norris Lake, Norris, TN.


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Latitude: 36.076666 Longitude: -83.949259 Elevation: 1047 ft
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John Marquis


Areas of Service and Expertise

John is certified in outdoor recreation, wilderness first aid, fitness and sports nutrition. 

Types of Experiences and Trips Provided

Norris Lake is magnificent body of water; clear, mellow and serene warming to comfortable swimming temperatures in summer and flanked by a beautiful State Park and Wildlife Sanctuary filled with an abundance of wildlife. Norris Paddling Adventures provides all the equipment needed and instruction for beginning boaters.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are welcomed if under control of the owner and do not bite our watercraft.

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