Self-guided fall float trips on the Blanchard River are available Saturdays and Sundays from September 8 through October 28 starting at 1 PM. Float trips begin and end at Zonta Landing at Riverside Park. Canoeists and kayakers have the opportunity to enjoy the late summer green and early autumn brilliance along the Blanchard River as they paddle upstream past the Country Club’s golf course, Eastpoint Area, and Vogelsong Conservation Area to the State Route 568/Sandusky Street Bridge and back. The trip takes approximately 2 hours.
Adults and youth age 16 to 17 (youth under the age of 16 are welcome to participate but must be accompanied by an adult age 18 or older). Participants must have the ability to swim. Meet at Zonta Landing at Riverside Park. Watercraft availability includes canoes and kayaks. Specify watercraft preference when registering. The weight limit for a kayak is 275 pounds.
Click here to register online or register in-person at the HPD Administrative Office at 1424 E. Main Cross Street, Findlay by 4:30 PM on the Friday prior to the trip. Fee is $10 per person with a signed Assumption of Risk/Liability Release/Waiver of all Claims form and/ or a Parental Consent form if applicable. Forms will be available at Zonta Landing prior to the trip.
Wear tennis shoes that can get wet. Dress and plan accordingly for the weather. Wool, fleece, and fast- drying clothes are recommended in autumn when air and water temperatures are cold. Alcohol is not permitted. Canoes, kayaks, personal flotation devices, and paddles will be provided. Trips will be cancelled in the event of flooding, rain, thunder and lightning, and strong wind.
Maximum: 18 (maximum of 2 participants per canoe)