Oren Barris

Oren Barris is a New York State Guide licensed in flat and whitewater canoeing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, backpacking and camping. Born the son of a NYS Guide, Oren grew up with a paddle in his hands and has dedicated his life to helping people make the transition from land based into paddlers. He has personally taught thousands of people canoeing and kayaking by providing personal and group instructions covering kayak and canoe roll clinics and safety and rescue courses. He has written programs for the Boy Scouts of America covering both on and off the water programs.

Twenty four years ago life took a turn and the passion for guiding and sharing knowledge of the water lead to the now community based store - Paths, Peaks and Paddles. As an outfitter I have enjoyed watching many individuals, organizations and groups enjoy and learn life experience from their time spent outdoors. Eleven years ago I became an authorized Hobie Dealer introducing sit-on top kayaks to the community. Today we remain an authorized Hobie Dealer and very excited to introduce the growing line of fishing kayaks.

You can find Oren working at Paths, Peaks & Paddles, on the water paddling or guiding excursions on one of our many waterways. In his free time you can find Oren on the water on his Hobie fishing.