Paddle Greenville Creek - Bear's Mill to SR 721 Bridge (Bradford) - 7.5 miles!

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NOTICE: Date Changed!

Join us on a scenic paddle of Greenville Creek, an Ohio Scenic River, from Bear's Mill to SR 721 Bridge.


We will paddle 7.5 miles from Bear's Mill near Greenville, Ohio the State Route 721 takeout . There is not a livery for boat rental or a shuttle. You will need to own your own boat and be willing to shuttle with other kayakers on this meet up.

We will meet at Bear's Mill and prepare our boats for launch. Plan to arrive 15-20 minutes before. If you are running late, please call. I will provide my cell number once RSVP's close.

PLEASE NOTE: This is the first time I have attempted to paddle this waterway (ever) and as such, there may be strainers, and obstacles that may require portage. We are looking for a stream flow of approximately[masked] cfs for an optimum paddle. With that said, if you are an adventurous type, read on...

• Start
We will push off from the shoreline at 10:15 AM

• Finish
We should be out of the water 1:00 PM

• Duration
Expect to spend about 3 hours on the water

• Pace
We will take a leisurely paddle giving plenty of time for camera opportunities

• Distance
This paddle is 7.5 miles + or -

• Difficulty
This paddle is suitable for beginner paddlers, however water temperatures mat dictate the need for cold weather immersion gear. You must be 18 years of age or older and sign the liability waiver. Its not a hard paddle, however their are obstacles to maneuver.

• What You See
An abundance of interesting wildlife: deer, rabbit, squirrel, pleated woodpecker, mallard duck, wood ducks, Canadian geese, blue heron, king fisher, etc.

• Restrooms
None. Come prepared!

• Food
Bring water, snacks and your lunch. We may have dinner locally after the paddle for those interested (see below).

A boat that tracks well would be ideal, but not necessary. There are some spots that you will need to get out of the boat and pull over the shallow spots. A bit flatter or non-ridged hull is better.

• What to Bring
Wearing a PFD is required - Also bring, dry clothes, dry shoes, and safety equipment. A full spare change of clothes is required within a dry bag. *Bring a towel as to respect the vehicle owner in which you share a shuttle.

- Greenville Creek Paddling Map [pdf 1.0Mb]


Bear's Mill, 6450 Arcanum Bears Mill Rd, Greenville, OH[masked]
Take Out:
6250 OH-721 Bradford, OH[masked]
Shuttle Time: 8 minutes drive time between locations

Parking is limited at the takeout. We will need to be creative. Please ride-share with other paddlers where possible. This is the reason for the lowered RSVP limit.

- NOAA Hourly
- Accuweather Minutecast
- Lightning Maps


USGC - Greenville Creek near Bradford OH[masked] (,00060,00010)

American Whitewater - Greenville Creek - Greenville Falls to Stillwater River (
(note: we are not running this section)

La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant
836 W Main St, Troy, OH 45373
21 minutes/13.5 miles from the takeout (South East)


This paddle will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather or unsuitable river conditions.


No guests on the sign up. Just ask your friends to sign up on Meet Up and RSVP to the paddle. In this, we ensure everyone has accepted the liability waiver. this protects everyone on the event.


I am not your guide and as such I am not responsible for you or anyone that attends this event. I am simply a friend that is sharing shuttling logistics and an opportunity of possibility of making some new paddling friends.

To attend this event you must have answered "Yes" in your profile to acknowledge you acceptance of the ACCIDENT WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY ( located on this site. Additionally, your attendance to this event is an acknowledgement that you have read and agree to the AWRL. If you do not accept these conditions we ask that you do not attend this or any Ohio Paddler event. Please update your profile to indicate your acceptance of the risk prior to the paddle. I love you guys, but I love my family more. Additionally, I may ask that you provide emergency contact information that will be destroyed after the paddle.

Bear's Mill rests in the woods along Greenville Creek. Opened in 1849, Bear's Mill is one of the few water-powered flour mills still operating in Ohio. Currently managed by the Friends of Bear's Mill, the mill serves as a combination working gristmill, museum, and art gallery. Since 1975, Bear's Mill has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places and, just this year, Bear's Mill was named the best Historical Site in Ohio by Ohio Magazine.