What we're about

WHO WE ARE:

• A community of kayakers, primarily from Northeast Ohio... who desire to be active year-round.

• Devoted to Safety & Education first, but always seeking Fun & Adventure.

• Inclusive of all kayakers (beginners, intermediate, advanced) who wish to advance their kayak skills & to upgrade their gear.

• Where do we paddle? Wherever there is water!! Lakes, rivers, creeks, canals, etc.

• Activities are planned for both time on the water and time socializing in other settings.

• Opportunities for educational & training programs will be offered... both in the classroom and on the water from other organizations. Varied topics will be covered to help further your kayaking skills, regardless of your current level.

• Generally, events are organized right here in Northeast Ohio. However on occasion, we will expand our horizons to include surrounding states & even overnight trips (camping or hotel)

• Committed to collaboration with ODNR, ACA, USPS, local Metro Parks & outfitters, and also other boating groups that are in alignment with our goals.

HOUSEKEEPING RULES:

• You should always follow Ohio boating laws & regulations. Safety is always a priority.

• By becoming a member of this group, you must accept responsibility for your own safety,
always recognizing your own limits. This is a social paddling group and we are not guides, rescue, or emergency medical technicians.

• You should be respectful of the event host & your fellow paddlers. Please be ready to launch at the departure time. Come prepared. If not able to attend, please change your RSVP to "No".

• You need to consider your part in financially supporting the costs of this group. Each member will be expected to donate $5-10 per year. This is not mandatory however.

REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW MEMBERS:

• You have your own kayak/gear or have access to the same.

• You post a headshot picture, by yourself... along with a basic introductory statement.

• You answer all questions within the Profile Section.

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Kayak Trip planning notes

Portage Lakes OLD STATE Park

Thanks to all for the ideas and suggestions for trips for this year. We would like to share those ideas to continue planning for the season. If you see a trip you are interested in helping with or some place you would like to suggest in addition please feel free to comment here to get the ball rolling Local trips Demo day- This is a good chance to come out and try many different boats and to get to know one another. This will take place in late May out at Walborn Reservoir in Alliance. Mohican River- This will be a 2 speed event as last year worked out well. David Johnson will plan the long trip and Ron Tharpe will plan the shorter trip. Naughty Vine Winery- This is a local winery on Portage lakes. This is a good paddle around the lakes. Tuscarawas River- There are several stretches of this river that are scenic. Cuyahoga River- This is another river that offers many scenic views. There are several sections offering different levels of paddling. Ladue Reservoir- This is a neat body of water to explore. Licking River- There is a stretch know as Black hand gorge that is very scenic. Ron Tharpe will be planning this trip in September Muskinghah River- The suggested stretch to run is from Zanesville to Beverly. Vermillion Ohio- Old Women Creek was suggested as another scenic area to paddle. Grand River- This a paddle that would be weather dependant as water levels make this only paddleable after a rain. Ann Brooks will be the goto person for this Mosquito Lake- This is a small lake that will be great for a slow kinda paddle. Purple Martins- This will be the annual migration of the birds. Fairport Harbour- The access point of Lake Erie offers a paddle on the lake to Perry power plant or an access to the Grand River . Johnson Island- This a historic Island located in the Sandusky Bay Muddy Creek- This is a tributary of the Sandusky bay that offers great exploration opportunities. David Johnson will plan this trip Lake Erie Water Trail- Many areas along the shoreline have received this designation. Black River-This river is located near Lorain to Elyria Portage River- This river is located near Port Clinton Ohio Lakewood Fireworks- This will be the 4th of July celebration along Lake Erie. Jo Rawley and Jeff Hanson will be putting this together Portage Lake Fireworks- This will be for the Portage Lakes 4th of July celebration. Jeff Farr and Barbara Bramley will lead this paddle We would also like to schedule on water safety training as a way to improve our abilities Some ideas for paddles with rentals were suggested and will be explored once the weather breaks. I would also like to see some weekly after work paddles once sunset is late enough to allow this safely. Current suggestions are for Mondays and Thursdays. We will also post events to gather as spectators or if you would like to participate and enter the event. Weekend Trips Finger Lakes- This scenic area of New York that offers many different activities including water exploration. Jeff Miester and Rebecca Kasper have offered to plan this trip so we look forward to see what they come up with. Jeff Hanson offered to help with this trip. Bass Island- There is a South Bass and a North Bass island that both offer great opportunities to explore Lake Erie. Pat Robinson and Mike Miller will be organizing this trip. Cincinnati Ghost Ship- There is a ship located just off the Ohio river. There are many other areas near by to explore by water. Ron Tharpe and Ben Wilson will be planning this trip. Pymatuning Lake- This lake sits on the border between Ohio and Pennsylvania. Salt Fork weekend- This will be a great fall paddle as the leaves begin to change. Pat McGowan will organize this trip.

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NIMISILA RESERVOIR - last look at the purple martins?

Nimisila Reservoir

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