Crooked River Adventures

Kent State students paddle their way down the Cuyahoga River near downtown Kent. Kent State’s Department of Recreational Services runs Crooked River Adventures, offering kayak, canoe, paddleboard and tubing trips during the summer months. “We’re going to go over a basic forward stroke,” a voice called out from the sun-soaked banks of the Cuyahoga River in Tannery Park. With a paddle in hand, Erin McNamara demonstrates how to steer a kayak through flowing river waters. McNamara is a senior at Kent State University and a guide for the university’s Crooked River Adventures, a...