Since Stark and Summit counties in Northeast Ohio have many beautiful rivers, lakes, and other waterways, kayaking is a popular pastime in the area. Whether you prefer calm or swifter waters, you'll have your choice of many locations where you can get your kayak in the water or rent one to use. Our real estate agents suggest visiting the following locations to get started on your kayaking adventure.
- Trailhead Canoe Livery - 135 Lake Ave. NW, Massillon, OH 44647
For a relatively tame adventure, explore a calm, scenic stretch of the Tuscarawas River via kayak (or canoe) at Trailhead Canoe Livery near Massillon homes for sale. Choose from a shorter 3-mile trip that's a good choice if you have young kids, or pick a 6-mile journey for an adventure that lasts over 2 hours. Some pedal/paddle trips are also offered if you'd prefer to rent a bike to reach the launch area, where you'll then embark on your kayaking trip.
- Canal Fulton Canoe Livery & Campground - 219 Cherry St. W. #1066, Canal Fulton, OH 44614
Located between the Muskingum Trail and The Ohio Erie Canalway Towpath, Canal Fulton Livery & Campground offers a variety of outdoor experiences, including kayaking, canoeing, hiking, and camping. Take a trip down the Tuscarawas River near Canal Fulton homes for sale, and you're likely to see some of the abundant wildlife that makes its home along the river's shores. You might spot deer, blue herons, owls, bald eagles, turtles, or other wildlife inhabitants.
- Sippo Lake Park - 5300 Tyner St. NW, Canton, OH 44708
Rent single and double kayaks at the marina at the Sippo Lake Park marina, which is located near Canton homes for sale on the lake's eastern shore. It's easy to spend an entire day at the park, which also has hiking trails that line the shoreline and take you through wetlands and forests. And if you'd like to fish, the marina makes it convenient by selling live bait and tackle from May through October.
- Burning River Adventures - 2025 Munroe Falls Ave., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
Burning River Adventures, which is conveniently located close to Cuyahoga Falls homes for sale, offers self-guided and guided kayaking trips on the Cuyahoga River. A 1-hour trip that covers 2 miles is perfect for young or first-time kayakers, while a mid-level trip offers more adventure as it takes about 2 hours and covers 4.5 miles. It has two swift-moving water areas, but they're easy to navigate. A longer 6.5-mile, 3-hour trip takes you through the same swift water areas.
- Killinit Kayaks - 3803 ½ State St., Akron, OH 44319
Located near Akron homes for sale, Killinit Kayaks rents kayaks, paddles, and life vests for a reasonable rate per hour. They're available for any of Akron's string of eight Portage Lakes, and they'll lead you to any of the lakes for drop-off and return of the kayaks. And if you happen to live on one of the lakes, Killinit kayaks will deliver.
- Cuyahoga Valley Adventures - 1570 Akron Peninsula Rd., Akron, OH 44313
You can rent a kayak, life jacket, and paddle at Cuyahoga Valley Adventures before heading out to a section of the Cuyahoga River or one of the area's many lakes, ponds, or other waterways. Tours are also offered on local lakes, so you can choose from one that has no rapids or one that has Class II rapids.
Contact us to learn more about the abundant natural beauty and recreational opportunities in Stark and Summit counties and to see North Canton homes for sale as well as other homes for sale in the area.