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…or at least from the daily grind, on a canoe

Whether you’d just like to learn or your family loves to canoe, Geauga Park District has the canoe float for you!

Consider registering for one or several of the following spring canoe floats: the Lost Lake Canoe Expedition on Saturday, May 25; Learn to Canoe on Sunday, June 2; Canoe Pine Brook on Saturday, June 8; Polliwog Paddle Family Canoe on Sunday, June 9; and Full Moon Cuyahoga Canoe on Friday, June 21.

What: Lost Lake Canoe Expedition
When: Saturday, May 25 – 1 to 4 p.m.
Where: Upper Cuyahoga River, Route 87 Parking Lot
Details: Experienced canoeists take a rugged but rewarding canoe trip to a remote, seldom seen wild marsh accessed from the Upper Cuyahoga River. Be prepared for the possibility of wading and muddy portages as shallow water and beaver-felled trees provide the adventure. Ages 16 and up. Registration will be available May 18 through 24.

What: Learn to Canoe
When: Sunday, June 2 – 1 to 4 p.m.
Where: Headwaters Park, Boathouse
Details: Learn basic canoe-handling techniques for safe canoeing on flat water. Ages 10 and up.

What: Canoe Pine Brook
When: Saturday, June 8 – 2 to 4 p.m.
Where: Pine Brook Preserve
Details: Canoe the lakes and wetlands of this future park property as we explore the abundant wildlife calling it home. Directions will be provided upon registration. Ages 10 and up with an adult, 12 and up to paddle, and one 10- to 12-year-old in the middle.

What: Polliwog Paddle Family Canoe
When: Sunday, June 9 – 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Where: Eldon Russell Park
Details: For ages 5 and up with an adult, 12 and up to paddle, with up to two 5- to 11-year-olds in the middle, this is an easy, short-distance float for families on the wildlife-rich Upper Cuyahoga River. Registration will be available June 1 through 8 by phone only at 440-286-9516.

What: Full Moon Cuyahoga Canoe
When: Friday, June 21 – 8 to 10 p.m.
Where: The West Woods Nature Center
Details: Enjoy the nightlife in the Flats of the Upper Cuyahoga River: beaver, muskrats, mink, Great Blue Heron and Barred Owl. Basic canoeing proficiency is required. Ages 10 and up with an adult, 12 and up to paddle, and one 10- to 12-year-old in the middle. Registration will be available June 14 through 20 by phone only at 440-286-9516.

None of these floats are wheelchair/stroller accessible, and all require registration online  or call  440-286-9516 and waivers for any participating children.

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