FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 - or -
ERIC BARNETT - 216-635-7014
Celebrating its 18th season, Cleveland
Metroparks Voyageur Canoe Paddles take to the water once
again to immerse participants in and to the life of an old-time
The Voyageur Canoe Paddles are typically on Saturdays and
Sundays and 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 Paddle provides the opportunity for individuals, friends and
families to learn about the Great Lakes Fur Trade Era in a unique
and active way.
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 upcoming Voyageur Canoe Paddles are:
Hinckley Lake � Hinckley
- July 3*, July 15
- August 2*, August 18, August 31*
- September 8 - 9, September 29*
- October 1 - 2, October 13, October 29*
Wallace Lake � Mill Stream Run
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,