Friday, November 27, 2015

Toxic Algae In Our Waters: What Is The Fix?

Our region struggled with the toxic algae breakout in the Ohio River and Lake Erie this past summer.
These outbreaks negatively impacted the availability of these waterways for outdoor adventure. While folks struggle with the role of government and control of waterways, it is clear that a solution will inevitably involve both government and private sector participants. What are your thoughts on this issue?

Check out this story on the toxic algae problem.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

History Channel Host Visits New Richmond on the Ohio....

Scott Wolter, host of the History Channel Show "America Unearthed," visited the Green Kayak Market in New Richmond on the Ohio and toured this historic venue. Check out the link to hear what Scott had to say...

In addition to his profession as a forensic geologist and an accomplished television host, Scott is a member of his local Mason Lodge and quite knowledgeable about this interesting organization. Many of the United States forefathers were Masons and utilized the learnings from such organization to outline the fundamental beliefs on which the United States of America was formed.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Get Outside & Play....and go HIKING

Hiking is a great way to Get Outside & Play, and you need not go far to do so.
Here's a list of the top 100 Hiking Trails in Ohio; #3 "East Fork State Park" is only a ten minute drive from New Richmond on the Ohio and the Green Kayak:

RankHiking TrailLocation
1.Arc of AppalachiaHillsboro, Ohio
2.Hocking Hills State ParkLogan, Ohio
3.East ForkCincinnati, Ohio
4.Archers Fork Loop TrailNew Matamoros - Wayne National Forest, Ohio
5.Highbridge trailAkron, Ohio
6.Sells ParkAthens, Ohio
7.Brandywine Falls and Stanford TrailSagamore Hills, Ohio
8.Zaleski Backpack TrailZaleski, Ohio
9.Lake Vesuvius Lakeshore TrailIronton, Ohio
10.Cuyahoga Valley National ParkPeninsula, Ohio
11.Lake Hope State ParkAthens, Ohio
12.MohicanLoudonville, Ohio
13.Scioto Trail State ParkChillicothe, Ohio
14.Blendon WoodsWesterville, Ohio
15.Caesar Creek State ParkWaynesville, Ohio
16.Alum Creek Phase IILewis Center, Ohio
17.John Bryan State ParkYellow Springs, Ohio
18.Jermain ParkToledo, Ohio
19.Charleston Falls PreserveTipp City, Ohio
20.Glacier RidgePlain City, Ohio
21.West BranchRavenna, Ohio
22.Van BurenFindlay, Ohio
23.Blackhand GorgeNashport, Ohio
24.FarnsworthWaterville, Ohio
25.Zimmerman TrailMentor, Ohio
26.Burr Oak State ParkGlouster, Ohio
27.Deer Creek State ParkMt. Sterling, Ohio
28.William H. Harsha LakeBatavia, Ohio
29.Battelle Darby CreekGalloway, Ohio
30.Sharon WoodsWesterville, Ohio
31.Highhbanks MetroparkLewis Center, Ohio
32.Garbry Big Woods SanctuaryPiqua, Ohio
33.Twin Arch ReserveTroy, Ohio
34.Tower ParkCincinnati, Ohio
35.Kris-Mar TrailsMarietta, Ohio
36.Stonelick State ParkPleasant Plain, Ohio
37.Thorn Mtn Bike TrailWellington, Ohio
38.City Trails - Marietta HsMarietta, Ohio
39.City Trails - Marietta Middle SchoolMarietta, Ohio
40.Ohio View Connector TrailNew Matamoras, Ohio
41.Cave Canyon Nature PreserveBainbridge, Ohio
42.Ohio View TrailNew Matamoras, Ohio
43.Harbin parkHamilton, Ohio
44.Quail HollowHartville, Ohio
45.Little Miami State ParkLoveland, Morrow, Corwin, Ohio
46.Cowan Lake State ParkWilmington, Ohio
47.Geneva State ParkGeneva, Ohio
48.Portage Lakes State ParkAkron, Ohio
49.Clarence J. Brown Dam and ReservoirSpringfield, Ohio
50.Great Seal State ParkChillicothe, Ohio
51.Paint Creek State ParkBainbridge, Ohio
52.Scenic River TrailNewport, Ohio
53.Atchinson (hogback Ridge North)Madison, Ohio
54.Hudson Springs ParkHudson, Ohio
55.Little Beaver Creek GreenwayLeetonia, Ohio
56.Dillon State ParkZanesville, Ohio
57.Rays Indoor Mtb ParkCleveland, Ohio
58.Findley State ParkWellington, Ohio
59.Wolf Creek TrailsBarlow, Ohio
60.Keehner ParkWest Chester, Ohio
61.Hueston Woods Bike TrailOxford, Ohio
62.Deerfeild/ Landen ParkLanden, Ohio
63.Hopewell Culture National Historical ParkChillicothe, Ohio
64.Kelleys Island State ParkPort Clinton, Ohio
65.Kiser Lake State ParkConover, Ohio
66.Lake Logan State ParkLogan, Ohio
67.Lake Loramie State ParkMinster, Ohio
68.Lake Milton State ParkLake Milton, Ohio
69.Madison Lake State ParkLondon, Ohio
70.Malabar Farm State ParkLucas, Ohio
71.Mary Jane Thurston State ParkMcClure, Ohio
72.Maumee Bay State ParkOregon, Ohio
73.Alum Creek State ParkDelaware, Ohio
74.AW Marion State ParkCircleville, Ohio
75.Barkcamp State ParkBelmont, Ohio
76.Beaver Creek State ParkEast Liverpool, Ohio
77.Blue Rock State ParkBlue Rock, Ohio
78.Buck Creek State ParkSpringfield, Ohio
79.Delaware State ParkDelaware, Ohio
80.East Fork State ParkBethel, Ohio
81.East Harbor State ParkLakeside-Marblehead, Ohio
82.Forked Run State ParkReedsville, Ohio
83.Guilford Lake State ParkLisbon, Ohio
84.Harrison Lake State ParkFayette, Ohio
85.Headlands Beach State ParkMentor, Ohio
86.Hueston Woods State ParkCollege Corner, Ohio
87.Independence Dam State ParkDefiance, Ohio
88.Indian Lake State ParkLakeview, Ohio
89.Jefferson Lake State ParkRichmond, Ohio
90.Mt Gilead State ParkMt. Gilead, Ohio
91.Nelson-Kennedy Ledges State ParkNelson Township, Ohio
92.Punderson State ParkNewbury, Ohio
93.Pymatuning State ParkAndover, Ohio
94.Rocky Fork State ParkHillsboro, Ohio
95.Salt Fork State ParkLore City, Ohio
96.Shawnee State ParkPortsmouth, Ohio
97.Sycamore State ParkTrotwood, Ohio
98.Tar Hollow State ParkLaurelville, Ohio
99.Tinkers Creek State ParkStreetsboro, Ohio
100.Van Buren State ParkVan Buren, Ohio

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Lots of Music In New Richmond on the Ohio

This weekend is, once again, filled with the sounds of music on the Ohio River. The Green Kayak Market, a small eatery in New Richmond on the Ohio, continues to support local music. Whether it's the now local tradition of "Open Mic Thursday" or the local talent taking the Old Lodge Stage on Friday and Saturday nights.

Thursday: Open Mic (various artists) (7-9p)
Friday: Mike Mullee (8p)
Saturday: TBA (8p)

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Veteran's Day: Thank You!!

It's Veteran's Day and a reminder to thank all our veterans, as well as all those currently serving. Here at Ohio Kayak, we are thankful for all the men and women who have protected (and continue to protect) our Country and the freedoms it exemplified. Please take time now and throughout the holiday season to thank all those who have serve in the United States Armed Forces......

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

A Short Trip From The Green Kayak to Hocking Hills to "Get Outside & Play"

Wooded ravines, massive rock outcroppings, waterfalls, fauna and wildlife,  are just a few of the signatures of the Hocking Hills area of Ohio. This region, located in south-eastern Ohio, is only a short drive away from the Green Kayak in New Richmond on the Ohio and well worth the trip.

The Hocking Hills areas has a rich and interesting history. Whether it was the native Americans hunting wildlife or the early settlers mining minerals, this region has long been an attraction. Nowadays, thousands of tourists visit the Hocking Hills State Park area to enjoy outdoor adventure , including taking in the beauty of  Old Man's Cave, Cedar Falls and the other pristine natural attractions.

The following is a link to the hiking trail maps at Hocking Hills State Park: