$18 for a Canoe Rental and a 5.2-Mile Trip Down Little Miami River for Two from Bellbrook Canoe Rental ($36 Value)

Bellbrook Canoe Rental

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Pairs steer canoes down the calm and picturesque waters of Little Miami River on a two- to three-hour trip

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Expires Sep 30th, 2013. Limit 1 per person. May buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required. Must sign waiver. New customers only. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Subject to availability. Subject to weather conditions. Valid for 5.2 mile trip. Canoes require 2 people (only one Groupon needed per canoe). Driver's license required for at least one canoe renter. Extra fee for third person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Canoeing along a riverbank lets you get close to wildlife, much like sharing a strawberry with an elk. Share the great outdoors with this Groupon.

$18 for a Canoe Rental and a 5.2-Mile Trip Down Little Miami River for Two

Pairs paddle their canoes from Narrows Reserve in Beavercreek back to the rental site, traveling down Little Miami River for about two to three hours. Trips depart at the top of every hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Arrive 20 minutes early to check in.

Bellbrook Canoe Rental

There's no speed requirement on the Little Miami River—drifting leisurely on a tube is just as respectable as cutting through the water in a sleek kayak. Both vehicles afford scenic views, as well as opportunities to rest and swim. Of course, there's always the canoe to consider. The large boats fit up to three people, making them the most social of the three options at Bellbrook Canoe Rental. Pairs and trios can take them on one of two jaunts down the river's path: a 3-mile trip beginning at Bellbrook Bridge, or a 5.2-mile trip that departs from Narrows Reserve in Beavercreek.

Regardless of the route, each adventure satisfies first-time paddlers and expert boaters alike. The family-owned rental company has 160 canoes and kayaks that they lend to small groups as well as schools, scouting organizations, and astronauts who would prefer to ease into the water portion of their weightlessness training. For gatherings off the water, there's also three shelter houses available to customers free of charge.

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