Canoeing is still cool
Kayaking has grown in popularity, but nothing compares to the nostalgia and comradery of sharing a canoe with a friend. But before you hit the water for a day of togetherness, get your safety skills in check with Great Parks’ American Canoe Association (ACA) certified instructors.
ACA Quick Start:
Sat 7/8, 9 a.m.–noon or Sat 8/5, 9 a.m.–noon
• Focuses on basic safety practices, essential gear and paddling techniques.
• All equipment is provided. For adults and children ages 12 and up.
• Winton Woods/Adventure Outpost ($35/person, register by 3 days in advance)
Rescue Skills: Sat 8/5, 1–3 p.m.
• Advance your paddling skills with essential information and in-water rescue practice opportunities.
• All equipment is provided. For adults and children ages 12 and up
• Winton Woods/Adventure Outpost ($35/person, register by 8/2)
Introductory Skills: Little Miami River: Sat 8/19, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
• Practice skills, learn about river features, hazards and introductory river maneuvers
• For graduates of a ACA Quick Start and Rescue Skills canoe class. For ages 14 and up.
• Lake Isabella/Canoe Kayak Launch ($50/person, register by 8/16)
To register and learn more about canoe and kayak classes, certified instructors and teambuilding opportunities, got to http://www.greatparks.org/parks/winton-woods/adventure-outpost.
A valid Motor Vehicle Permit is required to enter the parks. Cost for residents of Hamilton County: $10 annual/$3 daily; other visitors: $14 annual/$5 daily. Otto Armleder Memorial Park and Fernbank Park are cooperative ventures with the City of Cincinnati; a Motor Vehicle Permit is not required.
Great Parks of Hamilton County’s mission is to protect natural resources and provide outdoor education and recreation. For additional information, visit http://www.greatparks.org/ or call 513-521-7275. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!