Paddling Sports

Water adventures and blueway travels.

Beat the heat and make a splash with our canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards! Metroparks offers relaxing river tours, intensive skills-based courses, and everything in between.

Paddling Programs

Learn the basics or hone your skills at one of Metroparks paddle classes, Try-its or eco-tours. See the Outdoor Skills calendar for the lineup of upcoming programs designed to get you on the water.

Boat Launch at Side Cut

Cartop boats can be launched under the I-475 bridge at Side Cut. A new roll-off dock is also available at Silver Lake.

Boat Launch at Wiregrass

With access to a boat launch, Wiregrass Lake becomes a hub for paddling sports and fishing alike. This launch has rollers which makes it easier for paddlers to enter or return from the water. 

Boat Launch at Farnsworth

Water-based recreation has been a focus of Farnsworth Metropark since its conception. A boat launch has a ramp for small boats and personal watercraft allowing you access to the Maumee River directly from the park. The park overlooks Missionary Island, a popular destination for paddlers to explore.