Tour the coast of Avon Lake at sunset with the LoCo Yaks, from Veterans’ Memorial Park west beach. Registration is required. Our sunset trip options include: Saturday, June 9, 7-9 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, 6-8 p.m. In the event of uncooperative seas we will relocate to Hot Waters in Lorain…

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The LoCo Yak Shak will offer you weekly summer rentals at Veterans’ Memorial Park. They will provide kayaks, life jackets and paddles. We are able to accommodate disabled paddlers, so ask the LoCo Yaks about their bench and chariot. Appropriate attire: no cotton, no flip flops Ages Children 10 and under are considered non-paddlers. We…

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  The free Paddle and Pedal Fest at Lorain’s Lakeview Park offers four hours of fun activities, with educational displays, a band, try-it sessions of kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and canoes. There’s even an area where kids can try. Take a free class. (Registration required) 11-11:45 a.m. – Canoe 12:30-1:15 p.m. – SUP 2-2:45 p.m. –…

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Hear about Traci Lynn Martin’s journey around the Great Lakes while enjoying a glass of wine, appetizers, raffles, 50/50, and door prizes From March through December, Martin paddled,  aiming to set a world record by circumnavigating all five Great Lakes in one year. The competitive endurance kayaker suffers from rheumatoid arthritis and wakes up each…

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Get ready to rock Wendy Park and Cleveland’s Old Coast Guard Station on Wednesday evenings this summer.   Cleveland Metroparks will offer stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking inside the inner harbor, launching from Whiskey Island. A newbie to either sport? Beginners can experience kayaking and SUP during one-hour “Try-It” sessions near shore for $5. Got the…

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  Spring is ramping into summer this week, and with air temperatures jumping to nearly 80 degrees, you may be grabbing your kayak or stand-up paddleboard. First, put on your personal flotation device — and dress for the water temperature, which in Lake Erie Monday was about 38 degrees. Since 2010, 631 people have drowned…

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An 8½-mile canoe and kayak race from the Harpersfield Dam in Ashtabula County to Hidden Valley Park south entrance in Madison on the Grand River is an annual spring tradition. There are novice and pleasure canoe categories and several kayak classes. The race was postponed until April 28. Share:

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Talk to boaters in Cleveland, and they’ll likely complain about the Norfolk Southern railroad bridge. Known as NS1, the lift bridge at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River is usually down, making it impossible to cross from between Lake Erie and the river, with its Flats summertime playground. But this summer, Norfolk Southern is committed…

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Traci Lynn Martin has been paddling since March, aiming to set a world record by circumnavigating all five Great Lakes in one year. Martin, a 50-year-old competitive endurance kayaker who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis, wakes up each day feeling like she’s been hit by a train. But she keeps paddling her surf ski kayak. So…

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