Something Different, Something Fun: Kayaking


Have you tried kayaking?  If you have, when is the last time you slipped into a kayak and shoved off for a little water fun?  Maybe now is the time to give this FUN activity a first try or, for those with some experience, a refresher.

It is easy to kayak in Northwest Ohio.  Calm waters are readily available and rentals are affordable.

Here are a few suggestions:

Farnsworth Metropark. 801 S. River Road (US24), Waterville.   419.882.8313. Kayak the Maumee. Kayak rentals Friday through Sunday, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day at the Farnsworth Kayak Concession operated by Metroparks. (419) 340-0823 or (419) 340-1842.  $15.00/hour

Howard’s Marsh.  611 S Howard Rd., Curtice, OH. (419) 407-9714. Six miles of coastal wetlands trails.  $15.00/ hour.

Maumee River.  Downtown Maumee-Kayak Rentals- $35 PER PERSON for all day on the river, life jacket- Reservations are necessary (419)-893-3474

Olander Park, 6930 Sylvania Avenue, Sylvania, $8.00/hour, admission charge for non-Sylvania visitors ($3-5/car)  Beautiful 28 acre lake.