Paddle Options on the Olentangy
May 21, 2014 2:52 pm at 2:52 pm #1018395
What’s the best way to paddle on the river? I keep seeing kayakers on the Olentangy….Where’s the best spot to put in?May 21, 2014 3:18 pm at 3:18 pm #1018400
You’re in luck, they’ve been developing the water trail recently:May 23, 2014 2:05 pm at 2:05 pm #1018824June 17, 2014 5:44 pm at 5:44 pm #1025094
Olentangy Paddle Brings Kayak Rentals to the River
BUSINESS PROFILES — BY SUSAN POST ON JUNE 17, 2014 AT 8:00 AM
The removal of the 5th Avenue dam along the Olentangy River is giving rise to new business. Olentangy Paddle is offering kayak and canoe rentals for a 3.6 mile stroll down the Olentangy. Filling what owner Lisa Daris describes as a pent-up demand, the company made its first run on Mother’s Day weekend.
READ MORE: http://www.themetropreneur.com/columbus/olentangy-paddle-brings-kayak-rentals-to-the-river/June 17, 2014 6:52 pm at 6:52 pm #1025102
How could “(t)he removal of the 5th Avenue dam along the Olentangy River” be “giving rise to new business” that only operates kayak trips from Broad Meadows to Northmoor Park (i.e., between two existing low head dams)? There are still a few low head dams between Northmoor and the former 5th Avenue dam that one needs to portage if you want to navigate the river all the way downtown. And, to the best of my knowledge, Olentangy Paddle isn’t in that business (yet, anyway). Near as I can tell, the removal of the 5th Avenue dam hasn’t done anything to affect the nature of the Olentangy on parts of river where low head dams still exist.April 23, 2015 9:01 am at 9:01 am #1073095
Low head dams that aren’t going away any time too soon:
Unfortunate, but not particularly surprising news. The sewage infrastructure and utilities in these dams make removing them a different kind of project than other dam removals we’ve seen in the city. Someday, maybe. Time to work on those portaging skills.April 23, 2015 9:51 am at 9:51 am #1073114
If you’re thinking of paddling the O, save these links. These are the USGS stream gauges at the Delaware dam, and at Worthington. The links are set for a 3-day lookback. Check these before you paddle (or fish). The river level can change very abruptly, and there’s no warning.
Wilson Bridge Road:
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