Friends Group Anticipates New Girard Launch Site this September

A few years ago, the Friends of the Mahoning River approached the city of Girard with an original idea: to build a boat launch along the Mahoning River that would enable kayakers and paddlers to row from Girard all the way to Pennsylvania. The Friends Group has advocated for increased recreation opportunities on the river … Continue reading Friends Group Anticipates New Girard Launch Site this September

In June 2017, “Paddle Ohio” came to the Mahoning River Water Trail in Trumbull County! The largest turn-out in the state!

...3.66 miles from  Swift Park, 870 Benedict-Leavittsburg Road Leavittsburg (off Rt. 82) to Leavittsburg's Canoe City section of the Mahoning River's Water Trail. Sun. July 9 Mahoning River Water Trail, meet at Canoe City MetroPark, 74 North Leavitt Rd. (just off Rt. 5) in Leavittsburg at 11:30 AM. A shuttle to Swift Park will be provided. Visit: … Continue reading In June 2017, “Paddle Ohio” came to the Mahoning River Water Trail in Trumbull County! The largest turn-out in the state!

Celebrate Spring Aboard Week with ODNR

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of State Parks and Watercraft has identified March 19-25 as Spring Aboard Week and encourages boaters to sign up and take a boater’s education course. Visit this website to access education courses online, Home Study courses, and Classroom courses. You can also find the “Paddling Access and Amenities” … Continue reading Celebrate Spring Aboard Week with ODNR

Cleanup at Girard Canoe and Kayak Launch

This past September, Friends of the Mahoning River led a cleanup in Girard, OH at the site of the canoe and kayak launch which will be installed next spring. The Friends is trying to keep the area clear of trash and debris to ready the site for installation. The area is remote and is sadly … Continue reading Cleanup at Girard Canoe and Kayak Launch