Dec 27 2016

January meeting

The January meeting will host Scott Foreman, who will share his kayaking experiences paddling Lake Erie, the islands and the tributaries along Route 2 near the David Bessie power plant.

We will first have a short business meeting, discussing what we should have on our 2017 calendar, continue taking orders for tee shirts and any new items of interest!!

Hope to see everyone at Toledo’s Metroparks -Wildwood park , January 24, the fourth Tuesday, (normally 3rd Tuesday), at 6:30, doors open at 6.

February’s meeting- Toledo Metroparks staff will talk about kayaking opportunities at the many Metroparks along with a question/answer time afterward.

March & April meeting – Paddle Sport safety classes presented by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary. These two classes are free, but he purchase of a $15 workbook is suggest to follow along. Need to attend both classes to receive certificate!

All meetings are at Wildwood Metropark’s “Metroparks hall”, for more info on location , please go to “meetings & events” on this web site

Also, on the web site had 5,500 visitors for 2015, But so far for 2016 we have had 7,300 Visitors !!

Dec 12 2016




see you January  24th, 2017,

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year


Oct 24 2016

Swan Creek update


Today’s third annual “Swan Creek Fall Color kayak Tour” weather was just perfect, Especially since the date was chosen back in January!!

We had a total of 37 paddlers, of those, 10 came using Toledo Metroparks kayaks !

We also had 2 that came with their brand new kayaks they picked up the other day and were anxious to try them out!

Thank you for everyone’s help in launching and getting everyone out onto the dock- takes awhile for that many kayaks!

Looking forward to the third annual “Swam Creek Spring into Green Kayak Tour” in late May!!

Oct 20 2016

New meeting location at Wildwood Metropark – “Metroparks Hall”

Please beware that we have changed our “off season meetings” location has changed!


The first fall meeting will be at a new location!

Metroparks Hall at the Wildwood Metro Park on West Central Ave.

The first meeting will be October 18th, starting at 6:30pm, doors open at 6.

We hope this location is more centrally located for everyone.

Here are the dates that we have reserved for the 3rd Tuesday of the month, except for January.

October 18
November 15
December 20 Fish Fry
January 24 (4th Tuesday)
February 21
March 21
April 18

Park in lots 4 or 5

See map for location of Metroparks Hall

We will start taking prepaid orders for the NWORR tee shirts at this meeting. More information as we get closer to October 18th.





Oct 20 2016

Swan Creek Landing Fall Kayak Color Tour


Don’t forget that this Sunday, October 23 is our third annual “Swan Creek Landing Fall Color Kayak Tour”!

Starting at 11am we will start launching, with Toledo Metroparks launching at 11:30.

Come on down to enjoy what Toledo doesn’t want anyone else to know about- the beautifully canopy covered Swan Creek, that flows right through the heart of Toledo!
It’s about a 2-3 hour leisurely paddle without the hustle and bustle of the city high above the banks!

Toledo Metroparks will again have kayaks for Sunday’s event, but with reservation and a $30 fee ($24 if member) by Friday October 21st on line.

Currently only 2 reservations have been made, the will cancel bringing kayaks if the don’t have at least 6 reservations by Friday! So if you’re thinking of going because you don’t have a kayak or want to try one of their 12-14′ kayaks, please do not forget to make the reservation !
Or bring a friend along that doesn’t have a kayak !!

Just a traffic note:
I-75 north bound will be closed from I-475 down town to I-280 this weekend!
So those of you coming in to Swan Creek via I-75 might encounter traffic backup or slow downs!

Link to online reservation:




Jun 02 2016

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

May 16 2016

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 10 2016

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! )

May 07 2016

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

May 06 2016

Birding at Cullen Park info link

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

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