Starting in 2014 the Toledo Metroparks have created a paddling sport program including adaptive paddling boat launchs at Wiregrass and rental kayaks & SUPs on the Maumee River @ Farnsworth.

Enjoy the challenge of sea or lake kayaking? Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan offer some fantastic paddling views and adventures. Lake Erie specifically features popular island to which anyone can paddle from the main land. Below you'll find some popular paddling put-ins and destinations.

Lake Erie

Many of our club members enjoy the thrill of whitewater kayaking. Believe it or not, Ohio and Michigan have a few popular areas to kayak whitewater. The two popular ways to kayak whitewater are river running and park and play. Despite the traditionally flat and lazy rivers, the areas mentioned below have whitewater depending on water level. 

For whitewater on the Sandusky River in Tiffin, TRG members frequent the Huss Street bridge. There is plenty of play downriver -- but none as good as the wave at Huss Street. See page two of the PDF for more information.

BE AWARE: there is a low-head dam up river of the Huss Street bridge. Proceed with extreme caution and avoid it at all costs!

City Parks Toledo

More information on its way. Check back soon!​ 

Last updated Oct 2018 BW.

Metroparks Toledo

There are two places TRG members go for whitewater kayaking on the Maumee River: Turkey Foot rapids and Roche De Boeuf (aka The Rock). For more information about where to put-in and take-out, download the PDF below.

The pictures depict places to paddle on the Maumee for distance seekers -- click to zoom and see more detail. The images include Maumee River access points and official boat launch sites. Whether you seek to paddle a great distance or casually float, these maps might help decide where to shuttle cars/boats.

Sea Kayaking

Recreational Kayaking

Maumee River Kayaking

Sandusky River Kayaking

Paddling in NW Ohio / SE Mich

Cullen Park, Point Place, North Toledo, 4526 N. Summit St, Toledo, OH

Toledo River Gang

Whitewater Kayaking