Apr
25
Sat
Spring canoe trip @ Blanchard Landing
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am

Canoeists will begin the trip by paddling through downtown Findlay and the obstacle-ridden section of the Blanchard River. Beyond the urban section lies a scenic and pleasant rural section where wildlife sightings are commonplace.

It is an enjoyable, yet physically challenging trip at 12.6 miles with up to six potential portages around two dams and four rock fields, including a long portage at the waterfall just after starting the trip. Without stops and with two strong paddlers, this trip should take approximately 4½ hours.

If the trip is canceled due to extreme inclement weather, it will be rescheduled for Sunday, April 26.

Meet at 9 a.m. at Blanchard Landing, located on Ohio 235, south of U.S. 224 West. The shuttle will be at Blanchard Landing at 9 a.m. Canoeists will be transported to Zonta Landing at Riverside Park via the HPD Shuttle Service.

Who: Adults and youth age 15 to 17 with a signed assumption of risk/liability release/waiver of all claims form and/or parental consent form. Youth under the age of 15 are welcome to participate if accompanied by an adult age 18 or older. Participants must have the ability to swim.

Enrollment maximum: 12 people total with a maximum of two participants per canoe. Register by Friday, April 24 at 4:30 p.m.

Supplies: Wear tennis shoes that can get wet. Bring lunch, snacks, and water or Gatorade in a small cooler (alcohol is not permitted in HPD canoes). Dress and plan accordingly for the weather. Canoes, life vests, paddles, and shuttle service will be provided.

May
2
Sat
Spring canoe trip @ Blanchard Landing
May 2 @ 7:00 am

This trip is an enjoyable, yet challenging adventure at approximately 37 miles with a primitive tent camping experience at Riverbend Recreation Area’s campground.

This two-day canoe trip includes up to seven potential portages around dams and rock fields with five potential portages on the second day alone. All food and camping gear will have to be transported in the canoes unless other arrangements are made.

Trip planning and a wilderness expedition mindset may be necessary. Canoeists will paddle 20 miles on day one (approximately 7 hours without stops and with two strong paddlers) and 17 miles on day two (approximately 6 hours without stops and with two strong paddlers).

If the trip is canceled due to extreme inclement weather, it will be rescheduled for Saturday and Sunday, May 9 and 10.

Meet at 7 a.m. at Blanchard Landing, located on Ohio 235, south of U.S. 224 West. The shuttle will be at Blanchard Landing at 7 a.m. Canoeists will be transported to Blanchard River Nature Preserve via the HPD Shuttle Service.

Adults with a signed assumption of risk/liability release/waiver of all claims form and parental consent form if applicable. Youth under the age of 18 are welcome to participate if accompanied by an adult age 18 or older.Participants must have the ability to swim.

Enrollment maximum: 12 people total with a maximum of two participants per canoe. Register by Friday, May 1 at 4:30 p.m.

Supplies: Wear tennis shoes that can get wet. Bring enough food, supplies, equipment and clothes to support a weekend canoe trip (alcohol is not permitted in HPD canoes, parks or campground). Dress and plan accordingly for the weather. Canoes, life vests, paddles, shuttle service, firewood, and camping permit are provided.

May
3
Sun
Spring canoe trip @ Blanchard Landing
May 3 @ 7:00 am

This trip is an enjoyable, yet challenging adventure at approximately 37 miles with a primitive tent camping experience at Riverbend Recreation Area’s campground.

This two-day canoe trip includes up to seven potential portages around dams and rock fields with five potential portages on the second day alone. All food and camping gear will have to be transported in the canoes unless other arrangements are made.

Trip planning and a wilderness expedition mindset may be necessary. Canoeists will paddle 20 miles on day one (approximately 7 hours without stops and with two strong paddlers) and 17 miles on day two (approximately 6 hours without stops and with two strong paddlers).

If the trip is canceled due to extreme inclement weather, it will be rescheduled for Saturday and Sunday, May 9 and 10.

Meet at 7 a.m. at Blanchard Landing, located on Ohio 235, south of U.S. 224 West. The shuttle will be at Blanchard Landing at 7 a.m. Canoeists will be transported to Blanchard River Nature Preserve via the HPD Shuttle Service.

Adults with a signed assumption of risk/liability release/waiver of all claims form and parental consent form if applicable. Youth under the age of 18 are welcome to participate if accompanied by an adult age 18 or older.Participants must have the ability to swim.

Enrollment maximum: 12 people total with a maximum of two participants per canoe. Register by Friday, May 1 at 4:30 p.m.

Supplies: Wear tennis shoes that can get wet. Bring enough food, supplies, equipment and clothes to support a weekend canoe trip (alcohol is not permitted in HPD canoes, parks or campground). Dress and plan accordingly for the weather. Canoes, life vests, paddles, shuttle service, firewood, and camping permit are provided.

May
16
Sat
Spring canoe trip @ Blanchard Landing
May 16 @ 9:00 am

This is a popular half-day trip, and rightly so.

At 9.3 miles, it is scenic, it has no foreseeable obstacles or portages, and there are narrow sections and riffles to make it interesting and fun. Wildlife sightings are commonplace.

Without stops and with two strong paddlers, this trip should take approximately 3 hours.
If the trip is canceled due to extreme inclement weather, it will be rescheduled for Sunday, May 17.

Meet at 9 a.m. at Blanchard Landing, located on Ohio 235, south of U.S. 224 West. The shuttle will be at Blanchard Landing at 9 a.m. Canoeists will be transported to Liberty Landing via the HPD Shuttle Service.

This canoe trip is for a parent and child age 12-14 with a signed assumption of risk/liability release/waiver of all claims form and parental consent form. Participants must have the ability to swim.

Enrollment maximum: 12 people total. One parent and one child per canoe. Register by Friday, May 15 at 4:30 p.m.

Supplies: Wear tennis shoes that can get wet. Bring lunch, snacks, and water or Gatorade in a small cooler (alcohol is not permitted in HPD canoes). Dress and plan accordingly for the weather. Canoe, life vests, paddles, and shuttle service will be provided.