|Where does it start?
The start and finish are located at the Harbor Lawn in Waterfront park, which is just east of the main Great Lawn (see detailed map).
Mayor Fischer is proud to announce paddling as a third component to the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle. "Canoeing and kayaking are great family activities, and are among the fastest-growing recreational sports in the nation,” Fischer said. “This will also be a terrific way to get back to our roots as a city born along the river, and an opportunity to enjoy and explore Waterfront Park.”
The paddling component will consist of non-motorized watercraft on the Ohio River such as, kayaks, canoes and rowboats.
The vessels will enter the Ohio River near Harbor Point at Waterfront Park. Paddlers will go upriver and back.
This event is free to the public and all participants must have and wear a life jacket. Paddlers will not be racing and can travel the river at a leisurely pace.
For more safety tip please visit the American Canoe Association's safety checklist. To read this list in spanish please click here.
Boat drop off will begin at 7:30am the Green parking lot, River Road @Witherspoon under I-64. Click here to view map.
Thank you to our committee members:
Get Outdoors Kentucky
Jefferson Memorial Forest
Kentucky Waterways Alliance
KY Dept. Fish & Wildlife
Louisville Metro Health Dept.
LMPD River Patrol
Louisville Rowing Club
Louisville Sail and Power Squadron
River City Canoe & Kayak
Skipping Fish Boat School