Seldom in the years we have paddled have we run into other paddlers. We have seen a few kayaks but that was way back on the Upper Allegheny. A couple of years ago we came across some guys who paddled out onto the Ohio River with us for a little while. They were just playing around and keeping us company for a bit. It was fun.
Now, as we plan the 2015 adventure, we have learned the the city of Cincinnati has a paddling festival in the middle of June so we are hoping to join a whole bunch of other paddlers and maybe even join a race. Click here for information on the Ohio River Paddlefest.
It’s fun to think of doing something like that. John and I lived in Bainbridge, NY, on the Susquehanna River for three years but I didn’t paddle then and seldom thought of the river. Bainbridge was the end of the General Clinton Canoe Regatta held every May. I can’t believe that I was not interested then. Maybe someday Karen and I will do that canoe race which starts in Cooperstown, the headwaters of the Susquehanna.
I’m sure there are many canoe events that we have never heard of…but we have a commitment to get down the Ohio River so the other festivals may have to wait a few more years.