Coast Guard Auxiliary kayak training class update!

the deadline to register for the June 11 kayak class at Olander Park, to Wednesday, June 8.

June 11, 8:30 AM Olander Park Nederhouser Building, Classroom session followed by on water. $35 $28 if classroom session has been completed with NWORR.

Contact Pat Groves 419 276 0821

Thursday May 19th – moon light cruise & pizza

Come join us for our first moon light cruise & pizza evening of the 2016 season at Cullen Park.

Even if you’re not a kayaker but want to talk to members, ask questions of the group about kayaking or sharing stories, please join us for the comradey and pizza (maybe not in that order) !!

Plan is to have pizza 7 to 8, launching kayaks at 8 and paddle around Grassy Island, waiting for the sun to set at 8:49 and the full moon to do its thing, shine brightly.

Please let me know if you’ll be coming by to this event by emailing, please put in the subject “moon light cruise”, so I’ll know the amount of pizza to order, also bring a folding chair for yourself!!

Bring a drink of your liking, but not of the alcoholic variety !!

Please note that the Tuesday evening May 17th outing is canceled with this event instead!!

donations accepted

May 10th, Tuesday outing canceled

I know it’s early in the day, but the weather is not looking good for tonight’s Tuesday evening outing from HP Landing!

So it is canceled for tonight and looking forward to Thursday at Cullen Park!
Please check back on Thursday to see if we’re going out! ( as of this morning, Thursday might have afternoon thunder storms, but it can change by then! )

SWAN CREEK SPRING INTO GREEN KAYAK TOUR is just around the corner!

The Second annual Swan Creek Spring into Green Kayak Tour will be Sunday, May 15th, at the Swan Creek Landing, 210 S. Erie Street in the Farmers Market parking lot.

Bring your kayak, paddle and life jacket , but if you don’t have a kayak and want to join us. this year we are working with Toledo Metroparks.  Metroparks will have 16 kayaks available to use for a nominal price, just go to “Reseve your kayak” .

So come on down and join us, enjoy a relaxing paddle right through the city of Toledo with a tree canopy the makes you thing you’re floating down the Amazon river!!


We will be leaving the dock by 11:30 am, starting to launch kayaks at 11:00, hopefully paddling the 3.5 miles up stream just past Western Ave., taking 3 + hours round trip.

Don’t forget to bring water,hat, sunglasses and to wear your Personal Flotation Device (LIFE JACKET).


Swan Creek Fall Color Tour 2014 Swan Creek Parking Lot Group Swan Creek Kayaks in parking lot Swan Creek Dock

Birding at Cullen Park info link

For more information about the Cullen Park/Bayview Park Birding please go to.  for more 

Kayak class April 26th

Don’t forget that this Tuesday April 26, is the second of the two part kayak safety class presented by Pat & Robin of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary. No charge but you might be interested in bringing $8 for a reference manual that they will be using , it’s good book to keep to look up paddle sports in general!! Even if you miss part one , you’ll learn so much that you could save yourself or another paddler out there on the water!!!

Peggy will be taking orders for the new logo Tee shirts, designed by renowned graphics artist “Kevin”. Tee shirts are $20, a couple more for XXX size.

We will have a raffle for a few kayak related items, so bring a couple more $ for that!

So bring your self – free classes but bring a bunch of that green stuff to help keep NWORR the great kayaking group that it is!

Don’t miss the action-packed March meeting: Tuesday, March 22

Join us for an informative and interactive meeting.

6:15 – 6:30 p.m. — Come Early! NWORR T-shirt orders will be taken (Thanks Kevin and Peggy). Wondering what size to order? We’ll have sample T-shirts to try on. So be prepared to place and pay for your order. ($20 each)

6:30 – 7:00 p.m. — Metroparks Toledo Volunteer Opportunities and Orientation.  Lori Miller from Metroparks will be going through volunteer opportunities and an orientation.  Note: for those who want to participate in the  Kayak Rescue Training Class they are offering for FREE to NWORR experienced paddlers, this is the first step.   See below for more information.

7:00 – 8:30 p.m. — Kayak Safety Class (Part 1 of 2): Conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, attendees will learn important rules of the “roads” for safely navigating your kayak and the waters.  A reference book will be available from the auxiliary for $8.00.  The second part of this class will take place during the April Meeting.


Kayaker’s Rescue Training — Volunteers Only

Metroparks is offering to NWORR experienced paddlers the opportunity to participate in a Kayaker’s Rescue Training Class, in exchange for participating in this class – participants agree to volunteer with the Metroparks for a minimum of 15 hours – this year – and participate in Volunteer Orientation.

Kayak Rescue Training is a 4-hour class to be held at Wiregrass Park. This class will instruct participants how to rescue people who have fallen out of their boats.  It will emphasize giving verbal instructions on what the person is to do, as well as boat to boat rescue and minimal training on how to teach this skill to others.  By taking this training, the Metroparks will be able to utilize class participants in outings and/or classes; however, Metroparks welcomes all to become volunteers and help with outings even without this training.  Metroparks will be able to utilize you on a higher level once you have this training.


Class Date/Time: Saturday, June 4, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. OR 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.  FREE (with intent to volunteer minimum of 15 hours)

Location: Wiregrass Park: 201 N Eber Rd, Holland, OH 43528 (Map/Directions)

This training is meant for an EXPERIENCED paddler that wishes to become a dedicated paddling volunteer. We will cover the majority of what we typically cover in a rescue course with emphasis on the role of a volunteer.

If you cannot make either training on June 4, please let Ashley Smith know at 419-265-2920 or  We will try to fit you in some other time.


Bass Pro – Rossford, Ohio – Strategy of Successful Kayak Fishing

The kayaking seminar will be held on Saturday February 20 and Sunday February 21 at 4:00 pm.

 The title of this seminar is “Strategy of Successful Kayak Fishing”. The leader of this seminar will be Fishing Team Leader and Maumee River Flies Guide, Hunter Hayes.

Hunter has been fishing his entire life. He is known for fly fishing and will spend any available moment on the water. He is experienced in kayak fishing and will provide a lot of knowledge, tips, and answers to any questions you may have. Lastly, the first 25 people to attend this seminar will receive a free Bass Pro Shops logo lunchbox style cooler.

Matt Markey is Guest Speaker for the February 23rd meeting

Matt Markey, Outdoors Editor of The Toledo Blade, will speak about managing wildlife — deer and Canada geese which are the biggest issue in Toledo area.


Matt Markey blade photo

Kayak Corral has a new home!!


KAYAK CORRAL has a new home!!!!!

Section Rd just west of Whiteford Center Rd, between Smith and Sterns, just into Michigan

At the Suburban Airport –
4369 Section Rd,
Ottawa Lake, MI 49267



Also there is a large pond with in walking distance to try a kayak out- working on making that happen!

renting a hanger!!

Plans are to open April 1st !!!


Go to their web site for the latest!