From a canoe or kayak, you get a perspective on autumn unlike any other. The Hancock Park District is offering 2020 Self-guided Fall Float Trips on the Blanchard River Water Trail on Saturdays and Sundays from September 12 through November 15 starting at 1:00 PM.
Float trips begin and end at Zonta Landing at Riverside Park Waterfront. 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. 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.
Participation is available for adults and youth age 16 to 17 with the ability to swim (youth under the age of 16 are welcome to participate but must be accompanied by an adult age 18 or older). The enrollment maximum is 8 (maximum of 2 participants per canoe or tandem kayak).
Watercraft availability includes tandem canoes, tandem and solo kayaks. Specify watercraft preference when registering. The weight limit for a kayak is 275 pounds.
Click here to register with $10.00 per person by 4:30 PM on the Friday prior to the trip 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.