FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 - or -
ALYSSA COOK-ALEXANDER- 216-635-3274
This September, Cleveland Metroparks Voyageur Canoe
Paddles continue to immerse participants in the life of old-time
Join Historical Interpreter Foster Brown for these one-hour
living history programs taking paddlers on a trip back to the Fur
Trade Era. While paddling the canoes, participants can sing along
to the French Canadian paddle songs and sample the food of the
time. Foster will be performing songs from his CD �Ohio & Erie
Canal: Inspired Songs that Tell the Story.� Voyageur Canoe Paddles
provide the opportunity for individuals, friends and families to
learn about the Great Lakes Fur Trade Era in a unique and active
Or, enjoy the full moon reflecting off the lake on the Voyageur
Full Moon Paddle. Participants can get a unique view of the full
moon on Hinckley Lake during this evening Paddle.
The 34-foot Voyageur Canoe is a fibreglass replica of the
original voyageur canoes, which were used to travel the Great Lakes
from Montreal to Lake Superior and the eastern shores of Minnesota
in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Each participant paddles the large, 18-seater canoe on Hinckley
The September Voyageur Canoe Paddles include:
Hinckley Lake Boathouse � Hinckley Reservation
- September 8
- September 9
- September 29*
- September 30
Shove off times for paddles on Saturdays and Sundays are 11
a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
*Full moon rides are at 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Registration and a $5 fee per person are required. Space is
Life jackets, educational fun and a safe environment are
provided for all paddles.
Hinckley Lake Boathouse is located off West Drive in Hinckley
Reservation, between Bellus and State roads in Hinckley
For more information and to register, call 440-786-8530.
History is just around the bend at �Voyageur Canoe Paddles� with
Cleveland Metroparks - part of your life, naturally!