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Self-guided Fall Float Trip
September 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until November 15, 2020
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 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. 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). Watercraft availability includes tandem canoes, tandem and solo kayaks. Specify watercraft preference when registering. The weight limit for a kayak is 275 pounds. 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.
The 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. Trips will be cancelled in the event of flooding, rain, thunder and lightning, and strong wind.
Enrollment Maximum: 8 (maximum of 2 participants per canoe or tandem kayak).