Kayak Concession Opens Saturday at Farnsworth Metropark

Metroparks and River Lures are offering a new option for people to get onto the water this summer. A kayak concession opens this Saturday at Farnsworth Metropark on the Maumee River in Waterville.

River Lures will rent single and tandem kayaks, as well as power-assisted bicycles (“e-bikes”) for use on the Towpath Trail.

Kayaks can be rented by the hour to paddle around Missionary Island. Another option is a downriver trip from Farnsworth to the I-475 bridge at Side Cut Metorpark in Maumee, with return transportation provided.

The concession will be open for the holiday weekend Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Normal hours of operation after that will be Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The concession is located at the Boat Launch entrance to the park on 8801 S. River Road (US24), Waterville, at a new launch site adjacent to the playground.


(Credit card payments only)

Single Kayak, $10 per hour

Tandem Kayak, $15 per hour

Downriver kayak trip, Farnsworth to Side Cut Metropark, including transportation back to Farnsworth, $20 per person.

E-bike rental, $10 per hour


More information:
River Lures