National Safe Boating Week: Ohio Events

Image by lcthulou via Flickr COLUMBUS, OH – As Ohioans prepare for the summer boating season, which traditionally begins Memorial Day weekend, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is reminding all recreational boaters of the importance in properly wearing an approved life jacket…

Kayaking Lake Newport: Mill Creek Park, May 16th

Just got back from Kayaking in Mill Creek Park With the Girls: [display_podcast] 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…

Muskingum Locks Open May 15th: Lock 9 Closed for repair

COLUMBUS, OH – The historic locks along the Muskingum River will open for the season on May 15, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).  However, Philo Lock 9 will be closed for construction repairs; an opening date has not yet been…

Free Boat Safety Inspections Schedule

Image via Wikipedia COLUMBUS, OHIO – Keep recreational boating a safe and pleasurable experience by taking advantage of the free vessel safety inspections offered by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Watercraft and its boating partners. Free to the public, more…

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. And, as always, support our site by visiting the Amazon affiliate store for all your outdoor gear. [wpzon…

Public Meetic: Vermilion River Proposed SceniC River Designation

Image by ronnie44052 via Flickr COLUMBUS – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Watercraft invites the public to attend a special Open House community meeting to share information on a proposed designation of a portion of the Vermilion River as an…

Ohio Watercraft Registrations at Record High

Image by lcthulou via Flickr COLUMBUS, OHIO – The popularity of recreational boating has reached new heights in Ohio as a record number of watercraft—419,364—were registered last year, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Watercraft. The previous record of…

Mosquito Creek Park ODNR "Team of the Year" for Dog Park Efforts

Image by TaranRampersad via Flickr COLUMBUS, OH – Mosquito Lake State Park received the Ohio State Parks 2009 “Team Of The Year Award” for the staff’s efforts to build a new community dog park, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Park…

Ohio Paddlecraft Fees Go Up March 1st

COLUMBUS, OH – An updated registration fee schedule is in effect for non-motorized watercraft with registrations set to expire March 1, 2010. It will provide additional funding for the maintenance and upgrade of non-motorized boat access and enhance recreational opportunities for paddlesports enthusiasts. Implementation…

Celebrate CoastWeeks on Lake Erie

Image via Wikipedia TOLEDO, OH – During the 2009 Coastweeks observance, Ohioans will focus on the preservation and protection of Lake Erie and its watershed through a variety of cleanup events along the shoreline and throughout its watershed. Many clean-ups are scheduled for International…

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