13 Places to Rent a Kayak in Ohio

It seems that summer is going to be hot this year!  Figure out a game plan on the river of your choice and enjoy a great family event- Kayaking!  Or just plain canoeing, whatever fits your family best!

Here’s the low down for kayaking around the state.  There are many places to choose from, these rental companies and locations seems to stand out!

Late Inclusion from a wise Facebook Follower: Burning River Adventures in Cuyahoga Falls!

Burton Kayaking

Crooked River Adventures


Crooked River Adventures operates out of Burton, Ohio.  Explore the secluded upper Cuyahoga River.(440) 834-1718

Kent Kayaking

Crooked River Adventures (KSU)


The Other Crooked River Adventures is located in Kent, Ohio – just down river- Cuyahoga does mean Crooked you know..  Crooked River in Kent offers Canoe and Kayaking Trips out of Tannery Park.  Website, 330-541-7467

Hiram Kayaking

Camp Hi Canoe, Kayak Rentals


Half way between crooked river north and crooked river south, you will find the family operated canoe and kayak livery of Camp Hi Canoe.  330.569-7621

Vermillion Kayak Rental

West River Paddle Sports


Tour the gorgeous Vermillion water trail.  WestRiverKayak.com, 440.967.5292

Cleveland Area Kayaking

41 North Kayak Adventures


Offering a number of different locations and tour styles from Cleveland to the Islands, 41 North is an adult oriented tour company that provides meals, guides, and more!.  41 North Website, 866-529-2541

Canal Fulton Kayaking

Canal Fulton Canoe Livery


So, on our 10 year anniversary, my husband and I went to the Canal Fulton Canoe Livery and rented a canoe.  It was a nice, quiet ride, until we turned one bend, and saw these 3 massive black animals in the water!  From 200 feet away we weren’t sure, were they bears?  Turned out they were just cows from the local dairy farm… Ha Ha!  Find your own cows – Website, 330.854.4008

Tuscarawas County Kayaking

NTR Canoe Livery


Offering kayaking, tubing and canoeing, NTR in Bolivar offers more wilderness, and less people.  Sounds awesome!  NTR Website, 330-874-2002


Mohican/Loudonville Kayaking

Mohican Adventures


Mohican Adventures is a one stop shop for camping, canoeing, kayaking, rafting, and everything Mohican.  Adventure awaits!  419-994-4097

Put-In-Bay Kayaking

Kayak the Bay, Ltd

Kayak the Bay

Check Here for My Experience in trying out Kayak the Bay.  We Kayaked right on Lake Erie with the kids!  We went around an island, and some exposed stone cliffs.  Website, 419-967-0796

Columbus Area Kayaking

Olentangy Paddle


Paddle the Olentangy through downtown Columbus, or visit the Scioto in Dublin if the water is too low in town! Website.

Trapper John’s Canoe Livery


Located Southeast of Columbus between Wrightsville and Orient, Trapper rents Canoes and Kayaks for 3-4 different trip options, including a moonlight tour.   Trapper John’s Website, 614-877-4321


Hocking Hills

Hocking Hills Canoe Livery


Located in Logan, Ohio, the Hocking Hills Canoe Livery is located in Rempel’s Grove, beside the Olde Dutch Restaurant.  Website, 740-385-0523



Cincinnati Area

Green Acres Canoe and Kayak Rental


Located on the Whitewater River, www.greenacrescanoe.com offers Canoeing, Kayaking, Rafting and Tubing Fun.  They are located on the Whitewater River near the Indiana Border.  513-353.7440

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