Ohio Kayak Blog-- Rivers, Music, Friends and More...
Water and Music is the perfect mix. Whether its hitting the river, lakes and streams in a kayak, canoe, boat or raft, don't forget the friends and a beat up guitar. Ohio Kayak is all about the Ohio River, the great outdoors and sharing stories of the river, streams, music and life on and near the water. So as we say at Ohio Kayak, "Get Outside and Play...."
The American Queen Riverboat is scheduled to dock at New Richmond on the Ohio today, 5-7pm. Hopefully the stormy weather will hold out. This little Village knows how to throw a party. We hear they already have a Dixieland Band set for the Park, as well as other festivities. Stop on down....We're going!!
taken from Green Kayak Market FB page!
By the way, we stopped down to New Richmond on the Ohio for the July 4 festivities and "WOW." A parade with a 100 or so entries, with several thousand people lining the streets, followed by authentic canon blasts in the Park and lot of LIVE music at the Green Kayak and Front Street restaurants......What a party.......... (We will get some pics to share very soon)
This little Village just keeps getting things done. It looks like the American Queen (passenger vessel) Riverboat will be visiting the shores of New Richmond on July 8 (5 pm-7 pm). The whistle will be blowing and the carpet rolled out (so we here) to greet the folks aboard. What a great family event and a beautiful drive down along the Ohio River.....It's just so cool to see one of these vessels floating down the river and wondering about the past river life. Hope to see you in New Richmond on the Ohio.....
We visited New Richmond on the Ohio this past weekend and, wow, was it fun. This was year 2 of the Green Kayak Market Music Festival on the shores of the Ohio River. Over 20 bands played and the Festival started with a cannon blast from a really cool (and big) cannon. How cool is that!
The music was varied but consistently top notch. We were told that in order to play in the Festival, every band had to submit a video showing how they perform charitable work in the community. What a great idea to demonstrate how the local music industry serves so many and makes our communities stronger.
Some of the folks we heard play included Drew Lanius (amazing voice)/Jay Aronoff, Life After This (lead singer is a blast), Evolv3 (great musicians), Jim Comodeca (soulful singer/songwriter), RPM (Randy Phillips) (heard on jukebox too), Randy Steffen (amazing), Van Buckley (awesome harmonies), Generations (very cool) , Broken Harp (great folk sound), Clockwork Soul (rockers), Mad After Dark (strong rock sound), See You In The Funnies (flat out fun band), Jimmy Comodeca/Joey Loebker/Nick Ewan (excellent original tune) and so many more....
We hear the Festival will be on for a third year the second week of June 2015.....Be there!
Looking for fun along the Ohio River??? Try a road trip down historic and scenic Route 52 and drive onto the Augusta Ferry (about 20 minutes east past New Richmond on the Ohio)at Higginsport, Ohio. The ferry will shuttle you (in or out of your car) across the Ohio River to the Kentucky river town of Augusta. Stop by our favorite place, the Augusta Pub or visit the home of Rosemary Clooney. Not sure whether the BeeHive Tavern is opening again, but that's worth a visit too!! We will update you once we know more.
While ferries are more the norm in places like Seattle, they are not common here; although certainly historic. The Augusta Ferry has operated since the late 1700's and, at least from our perspective, that's along time ago!!
Hey folks we happened upon some fun at the Green Kayak Market in New Richmond on the Ohio tonight. As has been our experience, the music coming from the Old Lodge Stage at the Green Kayak is excellent. We hear next weekend will be a blitz of bands on the Ohio River for the Green Kayak Music Festival on Friday and Saturday......We'll be there!!
Where in the world is Waldo? And where in the Ohio River is the boundary between Ohio and Kentucky?
Simple questions with oh so difficult answers. Indeed, it took a decision by the United States Supreme Court in 1980 to set the border between the States:
The short answer, as announced by the US Supreme Court, is that the border between Ohio and Kentucky, as well as Indiana and Kentucky, is the low water mark on the northerly shore, as the river existed in 1792(the year Kentucky entered the Union). OUCH!!! Much easier written than found.
With the building of the dams and the corresponding substantial rise in water level, as well as the natural wandering of rivers, this "static" northerly location is buried beneath the flowing waters of the Ohio River. So while out kayaking, canoeing or boating in Kentucky, Indiana or Ohio you may wander and roam from State to State with nary a clue....HAPPY BOATING! (wherever you may be.....)
Rumor has it that the Front Street area in New Richmond is to be renamed soon to the "Historic Waterfront District." If this is true, what a great idea. Every time we visit New Richmond on the Ohio there is more happening. Hope to visit this weekend to listen to the Cheap Thrill Band on Friday.....Can't wait to rent kayaks for a few trips on the Ohio River this summer..... Oh, we also heard that the cool little Pastry shop on Front Street-Peacock Pastry- will be selling some of its amazing products (cinnamon rolls/blonde bomb shells..YUM!!!) in Remke stores......More on that soon too!