Now that the Cuyahoga is clean, it’s a destination for recreation. If you have your own kayak, canoe or stand-up paddleboard, here’s where to access the river at 16 public parks, from Geauga to Cleveland. If you don’t, we’ve got where to rent kayaks and canoes, learn how to row, or just take a cruise…

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“Attention!” Jessica Fleming shouts from the bow of the dragon boat. All 10 paddlers lean in, ready. “Paddles up!” We each lift one arm over our heads and shoot one arm to the side, making a triangle shape with our heads. “Take it away!” And we paddle. We sit two by two, following the pacers…

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The annual Cleveland Dragon Boat Festival is moving to Lorain. After years on the Cuyahoga River and last year at Whiskey Island, the competition of dragon boat teams will take place on the Black River. Dragon Boat teams — many of which consist of breast cancer survivors — have 22 paddlers in a 40-foot boat.…

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Ever seen a dragon boat? The boat is 40 feet long and 600 pounds, with the head and tail of a dragon, a hull painted with scales and 20 paddles representing claws. The sport, which began as an ancient Chinese ritual, is trending all over the world. “I like the camaraderie, and it’s a great…

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