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Boating/Paddlesports

With multiple lakes, rivers, and Lake Erie shorelines, boating opportunities in Cleveland Metroparks abound and range from paddlesports such as canoeing, kayaking, and stand up paddleboarding to powerboating.

With so many bodies of water, please be aware of the spread of aquatic nuisance species such as Hydrilla being spread from one body of water to another. To stop the spread, clean all vegetation and mud from boats, motors, trailers, clothing and footwear before leaving any location.

Boat Rentals

  • Hinckley Lake Boathouse & Store
    Located in Hinckley Reservation, you can rents rowboats, electric motor boats, canoes, kayaks, stand up paddleboards, pontoon boats and paddle boats.
  • Ledge Lake
    Located at Ledge Pool in Hinckley Reservation, rent paddleboats during pool hour, mid-June through Mid-August.
  • Quarry Rock Cafe at Wallace Lake
    Located in Mill Stream Run Reservation, rent paddleboats, kayaks, and stand up paddleboards.
  • 41° North Coastal Kayak Adventures
    Located next to the Emerald Necklace Marina in Rocky River Reservation, rent kayaks and stand up paddleboards at the Yak Shack Rental Center.

Marinas

  • E55th Marina
    Located on the shores of Lake Erie, E55th Marina accommodates dock space for vessels 16-40 feet long, electric and water at each dock, shower and restroom facilities specifically for dock users, pump out station, transient and gas docks (diesel and unleaded gas with valvtect additives available), secured winter storage, and a bait shop. Fuel Dock & Bait Shop: 216-431-3280. Restaurant: 216-431-3349.
  • Edgewater Marina
    Located on the shores of Lake Erie at 6500 Memorial Shoreway, Edgewater Marina accommodates dock space for vessels 24-40+ feet long, electric and water at each dock, pump out station, transient and gas docks (diesel and unleaded gas with valvtect additives available), winter storage, a bait shop, and a snack bar: 216-961-5007.
  • Emerald Necklace Marina
    Located in Rocky River, fulfill your boating needs at this full service marina offering dockage, year-round boat storage, bait, tackle, boat accessories and snacks: 216-226-3030.
  • Wildwood Marina
    Located on the shores of Lake Erie at 16975 Wildwood Drive, Wildwood Marina accommodates dock space for vessels up to 28 feet long, pump out station, transient and gas docks (diesel and unleaded available), a bait and tackle shop, boat charters, fishing licenses, and a snack bar: 216-481-5771.

Programs

Outdoor Recreation offers a progression of paddlesports programs including kayaking, canoeing, and stand up paddleboarding. Custom programs available.

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