Kayaking and canoeing along the Cuyahoga River is a pleasurable experience many people enjoy every spring, summer, and fall in northeast Ohio. The winding, calm river is ideal for families who want to take advantage of the summer months enjoying water activities with their small children.
There are several places around northeast Ohio that allow you to rent a canoe or kayak to enjoy the river and enjoy a fun weekend with your children. These are three of the many businesses for renting a kayak or canoe.
- Crooked River Adventures
100 Stow St,
Kent, OH 44240
- Burning River Adventures
2025 Munroe Falls Avenue
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
- Killinit Kayaks Inc.
3803 1/2 State Rd,
Akron, OH 44319
Before you decide to rent a kayak or canoe from one of these businesses, visit their website and check for availability, hours of operation and prices. Some of these businesses accept coupons and are very friendly and accommodating.
If on the other hand you own a kayak or canoe and decide to take it on the river, remember the safety precautions and rules and regulations you have to abide by before entering the waters on the Cuyahoga River.
- All kayak, canoes and inflatable boats must be registered in the state of Ohio. The boat registration must be carried onboard, and ID is required if you are visiting from other states where registration is not required
- Life jackets in wearable condition and right size are required for each person on the boat, kayak or inflatable boat. If you have children under the age of 10, they MUST wear properly sized life jacket at all times.
- No alcohol is permitted while on National parks or rivers
- No littering
- Children under the age of 12 MUST be supervised by an adult at all times if operating their own kayak, canoe or inflatable boat.
A fun weekend with the family will forge unforgettable memories for your children. Safety should never be undermined, nor ignore. A life jacket can save the life of your child. If they complain the life jacket is not comfortable, find another one that will fit them better, but do not relent about them wearing one.
Enjoy your summer.