OHIO CELEBRATES NATIONAL FISHING & BOATING WEEK WITH A SERIES OF STATEWIDE EVENTS |
COLUMBUS, OH - In observance of National Fishing & Boating Week, June 5-12,
community organizations across Ohio are joining with the Ohio Department of
Natural Resources (ODNR) to host a series of regional events that include
boat rides, fishing opportunities and more.
ODNR, the Lake Erie Safe Boating Council and the Greater Cleveland Boating
Association are co-hosting the Cleveland Boating and Fishing Festival on
Saturday and Sunday, June 5-6, at North Coast Harbor behind Cleveland Browns
Stadium on the city's lakefront. Events include free boat rides, fishing
opportunities, displays, "Coastie" the safety boat, free giveaways, and much
more. Attendance and parking are free. For more information call
Harbor North Marina in Huron is hosting "Discover Sailing" from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, June 5-6. Participants who want to enjoy a
one-hour introduction to sailing on Lake Erie are encouraged to attend this
free event, co-sponsored by ODNR. Food and beverages will be available and
participants will receive a 2004 Take Me Boating pin. For more information
The Dayton Canoe Club will host its annual "Paddle Safe, Paddle Fun" event
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 5 at Eastwood Lake located at Harshman Road
and State Route 4 in Dayton. Instructional two-hour classes for beginners
emphasize boating safety and beginner skills. Free demonstration rides are
available. Canoes, kayaks and safety equipment are provided free of charge.
The event is recommended for ages 14 and older. Local dealers and factory
representatives also will be present. The event is sponsored by the Dayton
Canoe Club, Five Rivers Metroparks and the American Canoe Association. For
more information call 937-275-PARK.
Families and boaters also are invited to attend the "Alum Creek Boating &
Fishing Festival" from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on June 19 at Alum Creek State
Park in Delaware County. The event is held at the park beach and is free to
the public. It includes free fishing for kids, free boat rides, live
entertainment, special water demonstrations, safety displays, a hot air
balloon launch, a sand pile treasure dig and fireworks. The event is
co-sponsored by ODNR and the Central Ohio Safe Boating Council. For
information call 740-548-4631.