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Kayaking in Ohio
Kayak Ohio — find a great paddling route. Find a kayak outfitter or store. Find a kayaking school, rental shop or tour guide. We have listed a little bit of what Ohio has to offer the kayaker.

41° North Coastal Kayak Adventures
Located in Cleveland, Ohio, 41° North provides ACA-certified instruction and guided tours. Trips range from downtown sunset tours to extended trips throughout the Great Lakes region, as well as international trips to Atlantic Canada and the British Isles.

Aaron's Canoe and Kayak Center
Offers canoeing, kayaking, rafting, tubing and shuttles for private boaters on Ohio's Mad River.

American Red Cross - Greater Cleveland Chapter
Offers kayaking and canoeing classes.

The Backpacker's Shop
A full-service outfitter and largest dealer of canoes and kayaks in Ohio. They carry a full range of recreational kayaks and sea kayaks by Dagger, Perception, Hurricane, Current Designs, and Valley Canoe Products of Nottingham, England. Located 20 minutes west of Cleveland, in Sheffield, Ohio.

Backwood Odysseys
Kayaking school in Columbus, they also organized group paddling outings and trips.

Battenberg Inn
This bed and breakfast in Port Clinton has kayaks available for rent on the nearby Portage River.

Bradstreet Sea Kayakers
A sea kayaking club located in Cleveland, Ohio.

Buckeye Fishing Charters
Kayak fishing trips on the Maumee River.

Car Gear
Akron vehicle outfitter. They can outfit your car so you can carry your kayaks safely and securely to any destination — full line of Yakima and Thule products.

Chagrin River Canoe & Kayak Club
Eastlake, Ohio based paddling club.

Chagrin River Canoe and Kayak Livery
Canoes, solo kayaks and double (tandem) kayaks for rent. You can also bring your own boat. Guided tours and instruction are available.

Cincinnati Kayak
Information about local kayaking.

Cincinnati paddling group.

Cleveland Kayak School
Whitewater and recreational paddling training programs.

Columbus Area Kayak Association
Flatwater kayaking group.

Columbus Kayak
Outdoor, fishing and paddling shop right in Columbus.

Dayton area paddling club.

Great Miami Outfitters
Has a complete kayak and canoe paddle shop located in Miamisburg (10 minutes south of Dayton, 30 minutes north of Cincinnati), with classes and events too.

Green Acres Canoe and Kayak Rental
Canoe and kayak rental near Cincinnati on the Whitewater River.

Kayak The Bay
Kayak rentals at Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island in Lake Erie.

Keel Haulers Canoe Club
Paddling club.

Mohican Canoe Livery and Fun Center
Offers tours and rentals.

Olentangy Paddle
Offers kayak, canoe, and bike rentals (so you can bike back to the launch) 7 days a week on the waterways of central Ohio. Schedule a trip and explore the local waterways.

Outdoor Pursuits
A non-profit outdoor adventure group located in Columbus, they offer trips and instruction in beginning recreational and whitewater kayaking.

Outdoor Source
Columbus outdoor store with a full line of kayaks and paddle equipment, paddle clinics and weekly kayak demos all summer. Two locations to choose from.

River's Edge Outfitters
Canoe and kayak trips on the Little Miami River.

Yak Attack Rentals
Canoe and kayak rental company specializing in small private party trips on the Scioto River.


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