Get Out on the Water with Free Kayaking or Canoeing Classes at the Geauga Park District!

Float on the open water. Propel yourself forward by your own strength. Glide. The fresh air and the peace and power of Nature will ensure that your time on the water will be the best part of your day.

We’re excited to announce that free kayak borrowing returns to the new Headwaters Park Boathouse in June, allowing you to borrow a kayak free of charge all summer long to guide your own Nature adventure on East Branch Reservoir amidst wildlife including resident Bald Eagles!

A start date for this opportunity will be posted soon on Geauga Park District’s social media and website. Plans are to make this first-come, first-served, two-hour  kayak borrowing available Wednesdays and Thursdays 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 10:45 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Want to get some experience on the water before taking a kayak out on your own? Naturalists will offer classes on Saturday, June 17th, at Burton Wetlands Nature Preserve for ages 10 and up: Basic Learn to Kayak from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Basic Learn to Canoe from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Required registration by phone opens June 9th.

Please note: Kayak borrowing days and times are still subject to change depending on seasonal staff availability. Before you come out, please call the Headwaters hotline, 440-279-0850, to confirm someone will be at the Boathouse to help you. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. A driver’s license will be held as a security deposit. Provided life vests must be worn at all times.

Did you know . . . ? The majority of the beautiful new Boathouse facility is also reservable for your special event all summer long free of charge for Geauga residents! Learn more at Geauga Park District under Make a Reservation or by calling 440-286-9516.

For more on Geauga Park District offerings, please call 440-286-9516 or visit online at Geauga Park District, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube.

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