About Us

Howard Pinkley    (1927 – 2012)     Without His blue Greek sailors hat!

Vision:  Life long resident, avid sailor, entrepreneur and the unofficial mayor of Point Place, Howard Pinkley had a great idea.

For many years, he had a  desire to create a canoe/kayak club in hopes that it would inspire families to spend quality time together enjoying the lakes and rivers in the area.

His vision was realized in June 2009, when the Northwest Ohio River Runners (NWORR) canoe and kayak club was formed in the Point Place/Shoreland area of Toledo,OH. In April 2011, the Howard Pinkley Landing (HP Landing) at 2250 Shoreland Ave for kayak and canoes was open.

On Tuesday evenings (May-Septmeber), the group launches from the HP landing and  enjoys  paddling on the Ottawa and Maumee Rivers and Lake Erie (one of the five great lakes in North America). The proximity of the three bodies of water, united by Maumee Bay, provides a variety of  water depths, calm water surfaces, fast wave action  and stunning panoramic views of land and water.

In June  of 2017, NWORR celebrated it’s 8 year anniversary!

Mission Statement: To inform, teach, and share in the fun and safety of the sport, for individuals and families in northwest Ohio and across the country.