The Friends of the Crooked River organizes several outings in the Cleveland and Akron area throughout the year. Outings include paddling trips, biking, and hikes.

For a link of upcoming outings click the link below:

Upcoming Outing Calendar

Information About FOCR Canoe TripsCanoes on the Cuyahoga River

2017 FOCR Canoe Trip Schedule (PDF)

Call trip leader Ken Schneider in advance at 330-608-0109. People who have called in advance will be notified if trip is canceled or moved to a different section of the river due to water or weather conditions.

Trip availability will be limited in order to provide a safe and educational experience. While most trips are on flat, slow current stretches of the River, several have in stream hazards like downed trees and dams, which require control of the boat. Therefore, Friends of the Crooked River reserves the right to screen participants for skills required by the conditions of the trip. Paddlers who arrive improperly prepared or with inadequate equipment will be refused participation.

All trips begin at 9:30 am. Takeout times are trip-dependent and projected to be 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Participants will be responsible for bringing needed personal equipment including:

  • lunch/snacks,
  • water (1 qt. per person)
  • rain gear,
  • a change of clothes in a waterproof bag in cold weather
  • life jackets/PFDs (Personal Flotation Devices)

Participants shall follow all safety procedures as determined by the Trip Leader including life jackets at all times.

Children under 18 must be accompanied by parents who will be solely responsible for their safety. Children under seven years are discouraged. For their own safety, children may be prohibited from some trips at the discretion of the Trip Leaders.

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