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100 Days of Summer: June 3- Kayak Mill Creek Park

Why Feature two posts the first week for Kayaking? Well, because right now I’m getting a ton of hits on the kayaking page from Google. People seem to be discovering the advantages of paddle sports in our region.

And why not? We’ve got whitewater at McConnells Mill and on the Yough, Fishing and scenic rivers on Ohio’s Water trails, Lake and Pond paddling, and sea kayaking on Lake Erie. We’ve got it all.

And in the fact that Kayaking and Canoeing are relatively easy to learn, pretty cheap, and provide a great return on your investment, and you can see why more and more people are discovering the hobby.

And it’s incredibly easy to get started. Grab a boat and head to lake Newport of Glacier in Mill Creek for some easy paddling and to get your feet wet, so to speak.

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100 Days of Summer: June 1- Canoe the Mahoning River

Canoe City Metropark,  has been the put-in to the Mahoning River since 1920.  18 Acres in Leavittsburg, It’s a small picnic area. Bring your fishing poles too: It’s a great fishing spot.

Trumbull Canoe Trails Paddle Club is sponsors events at this park, so check out their website for upcoming dates.

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100 Days of Summer: 100 Recreational Areas Within 100 Miles

Within 25 Miles

Within 50 Miles

Within 75 miles

Within 100 Miles

How To Use this List:

  • I’ve kept State Parks and related State Forests as two lines. This might be cheating, but they usually offer different experiences.
  • Each Link goes directly to the appropriate site, not to a directory, wherever possible.
  • Scroll down to your favorite area. Look right above it. Have you been here? How about the area right below it?

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100 Days Of Summer: Kayaking and Canoeing

Where to Go?

Canoe City Park– Warren Area Park with Fishing and Put-ins to the Mahoning River

Ohio Water Trail Maps– Muskingum, Kokosing, Miami and More. Ohio Kayaking rivers listed, mapped and reviewed

Little Beaver Creek– Site with Put-in Maps

Lake Arthur– Moraine state park. Windsurfing is popular.

Brady’s Run– 28 Acre lake in 2000 acre park East of Columbiana

McConnell’s Mill State Park Nice, But Dangerous Area On Slippery Rock Creek.

Mill Creek– Lake Newport and Lake Glacier Boating Regs

Mohican– The Clear Fork of the Mohican River.

Ohio River Reviews– From Paddling.net PA also.

OhioPyle– Large Whitewater area on the Yough River- Rapids Map

Pymatuning– Small HP fishing boats and lots of sail and kayaks.

Kayak and Canoe Groups Near NE Ohio

Trumbull Canoe Trails– Local Warren Based club for Kayakers and Canoers.

Mahoning River Consortium– Political action group leading the way for the restoration and development of the Mahoning River.

41 Degree North Kayakers– Cleveland based Kayak Club offers trips, classes, sales, and more. Well worth checking out

Bradstreet Sea Kayakers– Another Cleveland based group. Paddles on Lake Erie.

KeelHaulers Canoe Club– Lots of clinics and classes

Three Rivers Rowing Pittsburgh Kayak, Canoe and Dragon Boats

Lake Arthur Sailing Club
-Moraine state park.

Venture Outdoors– Located on the Point in Pittsburgh, Large outdoor group has several classes and trips. Paddle around downtown and see the sights!

Rentals

Crescent Bay Boat Rental– Lake Arthur, Moraine State Park.

Kayak Pittsburgh-Paddle the Point

Mill Creek– Boathouses on Lake Glacier and Lake Newport will rent paddleboats, canoes and Kayaks


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Resources

Ohio Boating Regulations

Essential Gear: Sleeping Bags

Essential Gear: Water and Hydration

American Whitewater– Safety Code and Accident Archive, Regional River guides, and News.

NessMucking– Wierd name, informative site

On Kayaks

Sea Kayaking dot net.

Sea Kayaking Primer

Buying a Kayak

How To Portage a Canoe


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"Paddle at the Point" World Record: Video

Here’s a time lapse video of the record setting “Paddle at the Point” event last Saturday. Sorry I Couldn’t Make: Jamie’s Graduation intervened.


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National Get Outdoors Day:MRC Kayak, 31-Mile Picnic and Hike to PA

Jamie On the River
Image by lcthulou via Flickr

Taken Directly from the Mahoning River Consortium Newsletter and Website:

Special June Event: “31-mile Riverside Picnic Party”
When: June 12, 2010 (sunup to sundown).
Where: All along the Mahoning River!
What: The idea of this event is to get as many families, groups, and individuals of the Mahoning Valley as possible to picnic somewhere, anywhere, along the river on this day. The goal of the MRC’s is to get folks to see the beauty of the river, so they will want that beauty embellished by the cleaning of pollutants from the river bed. We would like canoers, kayakers and motor boaters to cruise the river that day; and hikers and runners to cruise the shoreline. We picked June 12 because that is the second ‘National Get Outdoors Day.’

BYOK: From Mill Creek to Center Street
Start Date/Time: Saturday, June 12, 2010 10:00 AM
End Date/Time: Saturday, June 12, 2010 1:00 PM
Recurring Event: One time event
Importance: Normal Priority
Category: Recreation
Description: Today is “National Get Outdoors Day.” The Mahoning River Consortium is participating with a “31-mile Riverside Picnic Party.” This special kayak is offered for ADVANCED kayakers with their own boats. Free, but call FNC by June 11 to register and for details
Along the Mahoning
Start Date/Time: Saturday, June 12, 2010 8:00 PM
End Date/Time: Saturday, June 12, 2010 10:00 PM
Recurring Event: One time event
Importance: Normal Priority
Category: Hikes & Walks
Description: We’ll support the Mahoning River Consortium’s participation in today’s “National Get Outdoors Day” with this hike to Pennsylvania and back. You’ll be treated to wonderful views of the Mahoning River! Meet at the newly repaved Stavich Bicycle Trail at the eastern end of East Liberty Street in Lowellville. Moderate difficulty due to length and hill, 4 miles.
Recreational Hikes are generally fast-paced for outdoor exercise.
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Kayaking Lake Newport: Mill Creek Park, May 16th

Just got back from Kayaking in Mill Creek Park With the Girls:

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I know I say this is the first Podcast. I’ve got the PodPress Plugin up and running. That’s the embedded Player instead of Youtube. But I haven’t set up the RSS feed or iTunes yet.

Also, this video came out really short. Jamie was kind of embarrassed to be caught video taping this short paddle. I’ll get some video next week at the Venture Outdoors Fest in Pittsburgh and finish setting it up.

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Bestselling Inflatable Kayaks

Regular readers Know I love my Little Coleman Inflatable Kayaks. So here’s a quick list of Amazon’s Bestselling Kayaks.

For more information on Kayaking Northeast Ohio.

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