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Water Fun

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!


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,

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,

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,


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,

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


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,

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,

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,

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,

Wiregrass Metropark, 201 N. Eber Rd., Holland, OH
Boat dock with canoe and kayak launch and three primitive camping sites.
Contact: 419-407-9700,


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,

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,

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.

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

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

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.


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.