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April 2019

Cuyahoga Falls Kayak Race

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sheraton Suites Akron Cuyahoga Falls, 1989 Front Street
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221 United States
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Russell Park to Camp Hi

April 28
Cuyahoga River

Russell Park to Camp Hi / 9.6 miles, about 5 hrs Another beautiful paddle in the State Scenic River section of the river. We’ll see extensive wetlands and swamp forest; spring wildflowers will be out on the shore, and there is always a lot of bird activity on this trip. There is one mild stretch of fast water before we get to Camp Hi. Suitable for novice paddlers and families. Request to Join

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May 2019

River Day 2019

May 18
Cuyahoga River

River Day is an opportunity to spend some time along the Cuyahoga and its system of wetlands, tributaries and, of course, Lake Erie, where the river ends. There will be fun festivities, peaceful paddling, and lots to do along the river, up in its tributaries and along the lakefront. Get to know the river and its watershed up close and personal. Become a steward. Be river-literate. Be a river lover. This River Day 2019, we're gearing up for the big 50th…

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River Night

May 18 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
GAR Hall, 1785 Main St
PENINSULA, OH 44264 United States
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$35

River Night on the Cuyahoga.   Think of it as a nightcap after River Day. Whether you paddled, hiked, pulled weeds, picked up trash, floated down the lazyish river, or spent the day wishing you were doing those things (okay, maybe not the trash part,) come join the fun, enjoy some great music, eat a little drink a little, bid on some cool stuff, and maybe win a weekend getaway.   It's all to benefit Cuyahoga River Restoration so we…

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Camp Hi to SR 303

May 19
Cuyahoga River

May 19 Camp Hi to SR 303 10.7 miles, about 6 hrs Wetlands and swamp forests grace much of this trip, with occasional agricultural, sand and gravel, and residential development. A lively current and strainers in some sections require boat-handling skills. We’ll use the relatively new Red Fox take-out below State Route 303. For paddlers who can control a boat in moving water. Request to Join

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June 2019

2019 River Rally

June 21 - June 24
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Cuyahoga River Homecoming

June 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cascade Valley Metro Park

Cuyahoga River Homecoming will be held in conjunction with the 50th anniversary celebrations happening all over Northeast Ohio!

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July 2019

Cuyahoga St. to Bolanz Rd.

July 14
Cuyahoga River

Cuyahoga St. to Bolanz Rd. / 10.1 miles, about 6.5 hrs This section of the Cuyahoga shows mixed use: wooded parkland with intrusions from agriculture, recreation, and commercial and residential development. Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the RAP (Remedial Action Plan) area start here. Akron's Waste Water Treatment Plant discharges into the river just upstream of a large, active heron rookery. A lively current with some Class I chutes add interest, and in-stream downed trees (strain- ers) demand caution. Tributaries…

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August 2019

Bolanz Rd. to Boston Rd.

August 4
Cuyahoga River

Bolanz Rd. to Boston Rd. / 6.8 miles, about 4.5 hrs The River is channelized between steep, muddy banks at the put-in, but soon twists through numerous oxbows, requiring paddlers to negotiate tight turns and downed trees. After a portage in Peninsula we’ll enjoy two miles of mild whitewater through a beautiful hardwood forest. Furnace Run is the major tributary in this section. We’ll use the new CVNP take-out at Boston Mills. For paddlers who can control a boat in…

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Boston Rd. to Station Rd.

August 25
Cuyahoga River

Boston Rd. to Station Rd. / 5.7 miles, about 4.5 hrs After a rocky start in Boston Mills, the river meanders into a maze of braided channels and tree jams on its way to the historic Station Road Bridge. Tributaries include Spring Creek, Columbia Run, Brandywine Creek, and Chippewa Creek. The put-in and take-out use relatively new CVNP river access points. By late August, the canal diversion dam at Station Road should have been removed—a victory for FoCR, and for…

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