The Wood County Park District offers canoeing and kayaking programs and opportunities.
Every Monday in summer, visit the W.W. Knight Nature Preserve for Paddle the Pond. This is a free paddle experience provided from 4:00 – 7:30 pm. Certified instructors are on-hand to provide a brief safety lesson. All gear is provided. The last Monday of the month, kayaks are available as well as the canoes.
Ages: 12 years of age and older to paddle a kayak and 4 years of age or older to ride in a canoe.
Additional Safety and Skills classes are taught for both Canoe and Kayak. Our certified instructors lead these courses.
If you have your own paddle craft, you can launch from Otsego Park, William Henry Harrison Park, and Buttonwood/Betty C. Black Recreation Area (water level and weather permitting). Please exercise caution, safe practices (including life jackets).