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PRINTABLE PDF Situated on the Maumee River and the western basin of Lake Erie, Toledo was destined for water fun! Come and appreciate the many ways to enjoy the water!

BOAT RIDES

Canal Experience, Providence Metropark, US 24 at SR 578, Grand Rapids, OH
Characters in period attire welcome you aboard a mule-drawn canal boat in the scenic river town of Grand Rapids.
Contact: 419-407-9741, https://metroparkstoledo.com

Key Sailing Charters, 800 Clinton Reef Dr., Port Clinton, OH
Enjoy a morning, afternoon or sunset cruise or a day a trip over to Put-in-Bay or Kelleys Island.
Contact: 419-798-5820, www.saillakeerie.com

Sandpiper Boat, Promenade Park, Jefferson Ave. and Water St., Toledo
Features scenic boat trips including lighthouse cruises and fall color cruises.
Contact: 419-537-1212, www.sandpiperboat.com

FERRY BOATS

Miller Ferries to Put-in-Bay and Middle Bass Island, GPS to dock: 5174 E. Water St., Port Clinton, OH
Hop aboard for a quick trip to the Lake Erie Islands. Bikes and cars are permitted.
Contact: Local: 419-285-2421, Toll free: 800-500-2421, www.millerferry.com

Jet Express, 3 Monroe St., Port Clinton, OH
Contact: 419-732-2800

CANOE/KAYAKING BOAT LAUNCH

Cullen Park, 4526 N. Summit St., Toledo
The canoe and kayaking launch is connected to a steel walking ramp with handrails.
Contact: 419-726-2491, http://cullenpark.org

Farnsworth Metropark, 8505 S. River Rd. (US 24), Waterville, OH
A boat launch has a ramp for small boats and personal watercraft allowing you access to the Maumee River directly from the park. The park overlooks Missionary Island, a popular destination for paddlers to explore.
Contact: 419-407-9700, 
https://metroparkstoledo.com/outdoor-adventures/paddling-sports/

Middlegrounds Metropark, 111 Ottawa St., Toledo
Kayaks can be rented by the hour from to paddle the Maumee River in downtown Toledo and scenic Swan Creek.
Contact: 419-407-9700, 
https://metroparkstoledo.com/outdoor-adventures/paddling-sports/

Side Cut Metropark, 1025 W. River Rd., Maumee, OH
Car top boats can be launched under the I-475 Bridge at Side Cut. A new roll-off dock is also available at Silver Lake.
Contact: 419-407-9700, 
https://metroparkstoledo.com/outdoor-adventures/paddling-sports/

Wiregrass Metropark, 201 N. Eber Rd., Holland, OH
Boat dock with canoe and kayak launch and three primitive camping sites.
Contact: 419-407-9700, 
https://metroparkstoledo.com/outdoor-adventures/paddling-sports/

CHARTER BOATS (Lake Erie)

Reel Fun Charters, Departs from Meinke Marina West, 10955 Corduroy Rd., Curtice, OH
Board the 30-foot Reel Fun III for an 8 or 10-hour walleye and perch fishing excursion.
Contact: 419-382-9444, www.reelfuncharters.org

Wildwood Anglers 
Toledo's premier fly-fishing guide and outdoor adventure company! Professional & skilled fishing excursions. Enjoy fun-time Kayak trips too with ACA Certified Canoe & Kayak Instructors.
Contact: 419-540-8585, wildwoodanglers.com

MARINAS (Lake Erie)

Anchor Pointe Marina, 10905 Corduroy Rd., Curtice, OH
Features fixed and floating docks with dockside parking, water and electric for sale or rent. Transient docks available.
Contact: www.anchorpointe.org

Meinke Marina East, 12805 Bono Rd., Curtice, OH
Family owned and operated full-service marina located on the western basin of Lake Erie.
Contact: www.meinkemarina.com

Meinke Marina West, 10955 Corduroy Rd., Curtice, OH
Family owned and operated full-service marina located on the western basin of Lake Erie.
Contact: www.meinkemarina.com

STATE PARKS – Swimming/Water Activities

Maumee Bay State Park, 1400 State Park Rd., Oregon, OH
1,336 acres of the finest of recreational facilities in the Midwest and a unique natural environment created by the convergence of the land and Lake Erie.
http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/maumeebay#activities

WATER PARKS

Cedar Point Shores Waterpark, 1 Cedar Point Dr., Sandusky, OH
Featuring 18 acres of splish-splashin' family fun, four completely new water attractions, new cabanas and so much more.
Contact: www.cedarpoint.com/play/cedar-point-shores