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Paddling Options

Kent State University students and Northeast Ohio community members enjoy canoe and kayak opportunities through Crooked River Adventures. Join us on the river at the following times:

Trip Details

Trip Destination TIme Distance  Fee
1 Middlebury Road 7:30 - 9 a.m. 2 miles Kayak $20
Canoe $30
2 Brust Park 8 - 10:30 a.m. 4.5 miles Kayak $25
Canoe $40
3 Waterworks Park 8:30 a.m. - noon 6.5 miles Kayak $30
Canoe $50
4 Middlebury Road 1:30 - 3 p.m. 2 miles Kayak $20
Canoe $30
5 Brust Park 2 - 4:30 p.m. 4.5 miles Kayak $25
Canoe $40
6 Waterworks Park 2:30 - 6 p.m. 6.5 miles Kayak $30
Canoe $50

General Information

Crooked River Adventures offers trips along the Cuyahoga River to three destinations, all with easy-to-navigate routes and beautiful views. Participants must complete a 30 minute safety briefing prior to any trip. Return transportation to Tannery Park will be provided.

  • Participants must be at least 3 years old to ride in a canoe and 8 years old to use a kayak.
  • Please dress appropriately. You will most likely get wet when on the river. Shoes with a heel strap and life jackets must be worn at all times.
  • Crooked River Adventures may cancel any trip in the case of severe weather or abnormal river conditions.
  • Pets are not permitted on individual or small group trips. Call (330) 541-7467 for more information regarding our pet policy.


During the week, trips are only offered on a reservation basis for groups of five or more. Interested participants can call 330-541-7467 to place a reservation.

On the weekends, Crooked River Adventures will be open to patrons on a drop-in basis until 4 p.m. However, reservations are still strongly recommended as trips often fill up quickly.

Kayak the Cuyahoga: Crooked River Adventures