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April 2018

Paddle: Russell Park to Camp Hi

April 29

Cuyahoga River: Russell Park to Camp Hi Sunday, April 29, 2018 9.6 miles, about 5 hrs Another beautiful paddle in the State Scenic River section of the Cuyahoga. We will see extensive wetlands and some swamp forest. The 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…

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May 2018

Paddle: Camp Hi to SR 303

May 20

Cuyahoga River: Camp Hi to SR 303 Sunday, May 20, 2018 10.7 miles, about 6 hrs A beautiful paddle in the State Scenic River section of the river. We will see wetlands and swamp forests with occasional agricultural, sand and gravel, and residential development. We will get a glimpse of Marsh Wetlands State Nature Preserve after our lunch stop at the Mantua city park. A lively current and a few strainers in some sections. We will use the new Red…

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June 2018

Paddle: Tannery Park to Portage Trail

June 10

Tannery Park to Portage Trail Sunday, June 10, 2018 A varied paddle in a section of the river made more beautiful and interesting following the recent removal of dams in Kent and Munroe Falls. A quick current carries us out of Kent and through a surprisingly rustic landscape. Lazily flat sections are punctuated by occasional rapids, with the banks of the river at times towering on either side. The river twists through Waterworks Park before we take out in Cuyahoga…

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July 2018

Paddling: Cuyahoga St. to Bolanz Rd.

July 8

Cuyahoga St. to Bolanz Rd. Sunday, July 8, 2018 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. Discharges from Akron's Waste Water Treatment Plant are just upstream from a large, active heron rookery. A lively current with some Class I chutes add interest. In-stream downed trees (strainers) will demand caution.…

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August 2018

Paddling: Bolanz Rd. to Boston Rd.

August 19

Bolanz Rd. to Boston Rd. Sunday, August 19, 2018 6.8 miles, about 4.5 hrs In the first portion of this trip, the River has deep mud banks as it twists through numerous oxbows, which require negotiating tight turns with downed trees. After a portage in Peninsula, we will enjoy two miles of Class I whitewater through a beautiful hardwood forest. We will see Furnace Run and utilize the new CVNP take-out at Boston Mills. Request to Join

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September 2018

Paddling: Boston Rd. to Station Rd.

September 16

Boston Rd. to Station Rd. Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018 5.7 miles, about 4.5 hrs After a rocky start in Boston Mills, we will follow the meandering River into a maze of braided channels and tree jams on our way to the historic Station Road Bridge. Tributaries include Spring Creek, Columbia Run, Brandywine Creek, and Chippewa Creek. The put-in and the take-out use new CVNP river access points. Request to Join

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