Kayakers, unlike pancakes or depressed turtles, muster the will to get themselves upright when flipped upside down. Float through life with today's Groupon for Cuyahoga River tours from Crooked River Adventures, a canoe and kayak livery organized by Kent State University Recreational Services. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get a self-guided tour to Brust Park by kayak (a $20 value).
- For $15, you get a self-guided tour to Brust Park by two- or three-person canoe (a $30 value).
Water-bound explorers navigate the meandering banks of the Cuyahoga River on tours from Crooked River Adventures' canoes and kayaks. Tours are unguided, so all passengers are required to check in 30 minutes early for a safety briefing and a paddle-juggling competition before freshwater fleets depart from Tannery Park. Fly solo in a kayak, or partner up in a canoe for a two-hour, 4.5-mile trek to Brust Park that at times plays host to river otter, deer, snapping turtles, angst-ridden teens, and blue herons. The end of the trail is marked by flags, as well as applauding trees and Crooked River staff waiting to transport paddlers back to Tannery Park in roomy passenger vans. Except in cases of severe weather, abnormal river conditions, or moody watercraft, Brust Park trips are offered daily at 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.
100 Stow St.
Kent, Ohio 44240