Cancelled - Portage Lakes Meetup April 28, 2013 - Cancelled

Cancelled! Though this meetup is cancelled due to weather (rain and winds 10-20mph)  there are some people out there right now. If you still wish to go, it's up to you.

OK everyone get your Kayaks out and check them over. Get your SAFETY gear and look them over.
Here we go with another season of FUN!!!

First Paddle of 2013 will be at Portage Lakes. Let's paddle the channels and lakes to see the beautiful homes of Portage lakes. Weather permitting we will be on the lake for about 3 hours.  We will meet at the Old State Park off of 619. You will drive through a housing community to get to the park. As you enter the park watch for NEOK signs to the put in. 11 a.m.  

 

Organizers, please be there at least a half hour prior.

This photo is the parking lot where we are meeting.  The red X near the middle of the rest area is a covered pavilion should it rain.   As you face the lake, we'll meet at the grassy area to the rear of the Park Office.  Where the red K's are.  That's also where we put in.

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  • Paul

    I paddled to the Harbor Inn and to the Statue of Liberty and Back after the rain stopped. There was still a bit of chop but it was nice to get out there.

    1 · April 28, 2013

    • Paul

      It rained up till about 2:00 so I went out after it stopped. We got about 0.30 inches of rain up until 2:00 and then another 0.12 inches after 5:00.

      April 29, 2013

  • Hank F.

    Although today's paddle was cancelled due to inclement weather, Bernie and I show up and he had provided NEOK with a few excellent suggestions for nearby to venues to today's cancelled event. Afterward Bernie invited me to his home for coffee and conversation and he and Mrs. Esque were very hospitable and I enjoyed my visit with them. So let me say again, thank you Bernie and Mrs. Esque.

    April 28, 2013

  • Melani F.

    Yesterday was so gorgeous :(

    April 28, 2013

  • Virginia

    Sorry today got rained out. Plenty of fair weather is on the way though ...

    April 28, 2013

  • Ron T.

    Second meet up this month that has cancelled. May and summer are just around the corner. We thought about paddling yesterday has we loaded the boats on the car. See everyone on the water soon.

    April 28, 2013

  • Cindy

    I'm not going to make it, raining here. Looks like a bit over an hour drive, will paddle closer to home..... Have fun :)

    April 28, 2013

  • Jeff P.

    Hey all, It looks like rain for sure tomorrow. I don"t care about getting wet but wanted to make sure this was still happening before I set my alarm. Thanks! Hope to see you.

    April 27, 2013

  • Melani F.

    Sorry for such late notice. I am unable to make it tomorrow :(

    April 27, 2013

  • Virginia

    Sorry, I won't be making it. Enjoy the day!

    April 27, 2013

  • Laura J.

    Dang. I have to work

    April 27, 2013

  • Paul

    I'll see you all out on the water on Sunday!

    1 · April 25, 2013

    • Paul

      I figure if I shove off from my dock around 10:30'ish I should be there in plenty of time. I'll wait on my craft in the water unless I can be of help on the shore.

      April 26, 2013

    • Michael B

      Paul is in the same "boat" as I am along with a few others. We're first-timers to NEOK and found out about the group because we're local to Portage Lakes. We're not looking to go around your process, but we'll be in the water before the Meetup because kayak is our means of transportation from home to the launch site! We're looking forward to keeping it simple and having a fun paddle.

      April 27, 2013

  • Virginia

    Cindy, there's always room for you! I've added you.

    1 · April 26, 2013

  • Cindy

    Room for one more?

    April 26, 2013

  • Marcie V

    We have a memorial service to attend that may be held on Sunday. Waiting to see.

    April 26, 2013

  • Tudy M.

    Have a conflict on that day and will not be able to attend. Will miss the first paddle of the year.

    April 24, 2013

  • Julie S.

    Hello all! I'm a newbie to the group and just started kayaking last summer. How do you all stay warm while kayaking when its only 60 out?

    April 22, 2013

    • Julie S.

      i got a skirt for xmas, but ive havent used it yet. I guess this is might be a good time!

      April 23, 2013

  • Hank F.

    I just ordered a "Kayak Caddy" online. A kayak trailer.

    April 22, 2013

  • Michael B

    If there's anyone out there who wants to attend, but doesn't have a boat, I can potentially provide some more. Please reply to this post to let me know. Thanks!

    April 22, 2013

  • Virginia

    Michael, thanks for clarifying the location and directions. Very helpful.

    1 · April 21, 2013

  • Michael B

    For anyone who wants to punch an address into a GPS, you can use 4357 State Park Dr Akron, OH[masked]

    1 · April 18, 2013

    • Marcie V

      We are totally unfamiliar with this lake. Going to use your GPS address, may be you could do smoke signals or something to let us know where to find you. LOL NEOK group may need to invest in flags/signs to guide us to the meetup spot(s).

      1 · April 19, 2013

    • Michael B

      Not to confuse the issue any further, but the 4381 address works to. The last house number on State Park Drive is 4315, any number higher than that will will put you into the park.

      1 · April 21, 2013

  • Virginia

    I did a dry run to P. Lakes today. Using 4357 State Park Dr., the directions I got from Mapquest were spot-on! From Cleveland, it took around 1 hr. Dietz's Landing is your landmark for turning onto State Park Dr. from Turkeyfoot Dr. (619).

    1 · April 20, 2013

    • Michael B

      Dougyy, nothing to be confused about. 4357 State Park Dr Akron OH 44319 gets you right there. The last turn you make is from W Turkeyfoot Lake Rd (St. Rt. 619) onto State Park Dr. The turn is right near Dietz's Landing Restaurant. State Park Dr is a residential area, but it dead ends into the launch ramp parking lot. Locally, people call this area the "Old" State Park, while the larger park with the beach off Manchester Road is the "New" State Park.

      1 · April 21, 2013

  • Marcie V

    Tim & Marcie are in weather permitting :-)

    April 19, 2013

  • Scott N.

    Will be there, weather permitting ...

    April 18, 2013

  • Hank F.

    I'm in but I have to know what month for registration.

    April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello all,
    I am a new member and hope to attend this event, depending on my availability. I have my own kayak, but want to ask a friend to join us, also. She has paddled before, but does not own a kayak yet. Do you know if there are rentals here?
    Thanks in advance and I look forward to meeting everyone!

    April 6, 2013

    • Robert B.

      My cousin Ric will be in attendance and will probably have extra kayaks.

      April 13, 2013

  • Virginia

    Bernie, is this a different put-in from last year?

    April 11, 2013

  • Virginia

    Bring Back the Salt Mine Paddle!! LOL!!!

    1 · April 11, 2013

  • Jim B.

    grr will be in MI that weekend. Hope the weather cooperates and you all have GREAT time.

    April 10, 2013

  • Virginia

    Bernie, I added a photo from last year's paddle ... : )

    April 8, 2013

  • Vicki M.

    looking forward to my first paddle of the year.... And meeting new people !

    April 6, 2013

  • Laura J.

    I can't wait!

    April 6, 2013

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