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April 2019

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

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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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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September 2019

Station Rd. to Rockside Rd.

September 15
Cuyahoga River

Station Rd. to Rockside Rd. Provided the canal diversion dam at Station Road has been removed, a lively current will carry us from our put- in and through the Pinery Narrows, site of a heron rookery and an active eagle nest. We’ll pass Sagamore Creek as well as Tinkers Creek, the singe largest tributary to the Cuyahoga. A rocky rapid below Stone Road adds ex- citement before our take-out at Rockside Road. For paddlers who can control a boat in…

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