Ready for a unique summer adventure? Canoeing and kayaking on one of the picturesque local lakes and rivers is a great option. You'll enjoy the beautiful scenery and fresh air and get some exercise, too. Check out our comprehensive list of places you can go canoeing and kayaking in Northeast Ohio. Most offer canoe and kayak rentals, too.
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Places to go Canoeing and Kayaking in Northeast Ohio
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Canoeing & Kayaking in Ashtabula County
Best Coast Water Sports
4599 Padanarum Rd., Geneva, OH 44041
One and two person sit-on-top kayaks can be rented per hour. Jet ski and stand up paddle boats are also available.
Grand River Canoe Livery
3825 Fobes Rd., Rock Creek, OH 44084
This family-owned company offers multiple packages ranging from an hour to a week. Car top rentals are also available by the day or week.
The North Coast Outpost
4499 Padanarum Rd., Geneva, OH 44041
Ashtabula County's only beachfront kayak and paddleboard livery! We provide rentals by the hour for a truly unique experience on Lake Erie! They have double kayaks, single kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and THE MEGALODON, a five-person stand-up paddleboard!
Canoeing and Kayaking in Columbiana County
Beaver Creek Kayak Company
East Liverpool, OH
This company offers four different trips starting at the Lock 57 Community Park. Be prepared to get wet! They only accept cash and there is a 2 person minimum rental.
Canoeing and Kayaking in Cuyahoga County
41o North Coastal Kayak Adventures
1500 Cleveland Metro Park Dr., Lakewood, OH 44107
Single and tandem kayaks can be rented by the hour. They offer access to the Rocky River and Lake Erie (1-mile paddle). Stand up paddle boards are also available.
Great Lakes Watersports
1148 Main Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113
Single and tandem kayaks, boat, and jet ski rentals available. Kayaks are rented by the hour and can be used on the Cuyahoga River or Lake Erie.
Hinckley Lake Boathouse & Store
1 West Dr., Hinckley, OH 44233
Canoes, small and large single kayaks, and tandem kayaks are available for rent per hour. They also offer many other boating vehicles including pontoons and paddleboats.
River Cruiser Kayaking
3995 Jennings Rd., Cleveland, OH 44109
This company offers single and tandem kayak rentals per hour or day. They offer guided and self-guided tours with several locations to choose from.
Single kayak rentals are available for ½ hour or 1-hour increments. Paddleboats and standup paddleboards can also be rented.
Canoeing and Kayaking in Geauga County
18296 Ravenna Rd., Auburn Township, OH 44023
Rent a kayak or stand up paddle board for 2 hours and explore the beautiful LaDue Reservoir. Rentals are available Thursday to Sunday. Pick up trash along the shoreline and get 25% off your next kayak rental!
Crooked River Adventures
13468 Main Market Rd., Burton, OH 44021
Kayaks and canoes can be rented for either a short (5 miles) or long (10 miles) trip on the Cuyahoga River. Transport is included in the cost.
Canoeing and Kayaking in Lake County
Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park
301 Huntington Beach Dr., Fairport Harbor, OH 44077
Sit-on-top kayak and stand up paddleboard rentals are available per hour or you can purchase 10 hours/unlimited passes for the season. Boating classes are also available.
Canoeing and Kayaking in Lorain County
Findley State Park
25381 State Route 58, Wellington, OH 44090
The marina rents canoes, rowboats, and 2-person kayaks. Two launch ramps can be used to access the lake.
1355 Black River Pkwy., Lorain, OH 44052 Formerly Grumpy’s Bait Bucket
Loco ‘Yaks rents singles, tandems, sit-ins, sit-on-top kayaks, and SUPs (Standup Paddleboards) and offers lessons (they are ACA-certified instructors) and guided trips as well. They also have adaptive paddling equipment and kayaks for those participants that need it. Reservations can be made online.
West River Paddling Company
655 W. River Rd., Vermilion, OH 44089
Canoes, single kayaks, and paddleboards can be rented anywhere from an hour to a week. Guided trips and lessons are available.
Canoeing and Kayaking in Mahoning County
Mill Creek Metroparks
Lake Glacier Boathouse – 41.0976488, -80.6781474
Lake Newport Boathouse – 41.0627239, -80.6789563
Kayaks are available at both locations per hour. Pedal boats, passenger boats, and charters can also be rented.
Canoeing and Kayaking in Portage County
A Short Adventure
3518 State Route 303, Mantua, OH 44255
Canoes, single, and double kayaks are available for a 2 or 3 hour river adventure. Monday through Friday trips are by appointment only.
4690 E. Prospect St., Mantua, OH 44255
Rent a kayak for a 2.5 – 3 hour trip on the Cuyahoga River. Rentals are available Tuesday to Sunday. Pick up trash along the shoreline and get 25% off your next kayak rental!
Camp Hi Canoe & Kayak
12274 Abbott Rd., Hiram, OH 44234
Canoes, kayaks, and stand up paddle boards can be rented for short (7 miles) or long (10 miles) trips. They offer group and family discounts and 2 to 3 hours of their pavilion use is permitted before or after your trip.
KSU Crooked River Adventures
Tannery Park, 100 Stow Street, Kent, OH 44240
Offers a variety of recreational and instructional opportunities on the Cuyahoga River and Wingfoot Lake. Canoes, single kayaks, and tandem kayaks are available to rent for self-guided weekend trips.
Canoeing and Kayaking in Stark County
Canal Fulton Canoe Livery
219 W. Cherry St., Canal Fulton, OH 44614
Canoes, single, and double kayaks are available for either a 6 or 11 mile trip. Look for discounts on select days. There is also a pavilion for rent, camping, and mini golf which makes this a great weekend getaway.
Sippo Lake Marina
5300 Tyner St. NW, Canton, OH 44708
Canoes, single and double kayaks are available to rent per hour. Many other boating options including stand up paddle boards and pedal boats are also available.
Trailhead Canoe Livery
135 Lake Ave. NW, Massillon, OH 44647
Canoes or kayaks can be rented for a 3- or 6-mile trip. They also offer a pedal paddle, which includes a bike rental, or monthly night canoes, which include a campfire and food.
Walborn Reservoir Marina
11324 Price St. NE, Alliance, OH 44601
Canoes, single and double kayaks can be rented by the hour. Other boating rentals including stand up paddle boards and pedal boats are also available.
Canoeing and Kayaking in Summit County
Burning River Adventures
2025 Munroe Falls Ave., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
Self-guided and guided kayak trips on the Cuyahoga River. All trips meet at Water Works Park in Cuyahoga Falls by the boat launch.
Kayak and Standup Paddle board rentals on any of the Portage Lakes.
3803 State St. Coventry Township, OH 44319
Silver Creek Boathouse
5171 S. Medina Line Rd., Norton, OH 44203
Canoes are available for rent per hour or by the day. Only one kayak is available for rent per hour. Row boats and pedal boats are also available for rent.
Canoeing and Kayaking in Trumbull County
Mahoning River Adventures
75 N. Leavitt Rd. NW, Leavittsburg, OH 44430
Single and double kayaks are available for rent for a short or long trip. The short trip is about two hours long and the long trip is about six.
Mosquito Lake State Park Marina
1439 State Route 305, Cortland, OH 44410
Kayaks are available for rent by the hour. Fishing boats, pontoon boats, and paddle boats are also available for rent.
I go kayaking and canoeing in Stark Co. at the Bolivar Canoe Rental. Their sign-in area is just across the Tuscarawas Co. border at I-77 but the section of river is in Stark Co. it’s A wilderness part of the river. I’ve never seen a house from the river. Just trees and wildlife (4 legged & winged kind). Fishing is great too.