FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 - or -
ERIC BARNETT - 216-635-7014
This Augusut, Cleveland Metroparks Voyageur
Canoe Paddles continue to immerse participants in the life of
old-time French Voyageurs.
The Voyageur Canoe Paddles consist of 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. The Paddles provide the opportunity for individuals, friends
and families to learn about the Great Lakes Fur Trade Era in a
unique and active way.
And, new this year are Voyageur Full Moon Paddles.
Participants can get a unique view of the full moon on Hinckley
Lake during these select evening Paddles.
The 34 foot Voyageur Canoe is a fiberglass 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 either
Hinckley Lake or Wallace Lake.
The 2012 schedule for the ever-popular Voyageur Canoe
Hinckley Lake � Hinckley Reservation
- August 2*, August 18, August 31*
Wallace Lake � Mill Stream Run Reservation
Shove off times for paddles on Saturdays and Sundays are 11
a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m.
OR 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 is located between West Drive and East Drive in
Hinckley Reservation, south of Bellus Road in Hinckley
Wallace Lake is located off Valley Parkway in Mill Stream Run
Reservation, south of Bagley Road in Berea.
For more information and to register, call 440-786-8530.
Paddle back in time on �Voyageur Canoe Paddles� with
Cleveland Metroparks - part of your life, naturally!