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 nscaleloco@yahoo.com, 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. www.cullenpark.org  for more 

Apr 23 2016

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!

Mar 12 2016

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 Ashley.smith@metroparkstoledo.com.  We will try to fit you in some other time.


Feb 19 2016

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.

Feb 09 2016

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

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