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Since 2008 the Trailhead Canoe Livery has been outfitting trips down the Tuscarawas River. Friends, families, and fishermen alike will love this calm, scenic stretch of water. Flanked by the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail, this is a great recreation area for groups large and small. Browse the site for rates, hours, FAQ's and more, and start planning your next trip today!

OPEN FOR RESERVATIONS ONLY!
Reservations MUST be made 24 hours in advance!
Due to COVID-19 we have made changes for the coming season. These changes include but are not limited to:

- Canoeing and kayaking by reservation only. Please call 800-226-6349

- No dogs

- No private transports

- Masks required in vans

- No group larger than 18 people, group rates unavailable

- Waiver forms should be downloaded and filled out prior to trip 

 - One payment per group, one group representative to handle in store check-in.

 

"Turn off your mind, relax, and float downstream"

PRICES ARE PER PERSON AND INCLUDE PADDLES, LIFE JACKETS, AND TRANSPORTATION UPSTREAM.

Canoe : $10

Kayak : $15

GROUP

10+ w/ advance res.

ADULTS

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3 MILE TRIP

An approximately 1-hour journey along a scenic stretch of the Tuscarawas River starting from the Old High Mill bridge. This trip is perfect for families with small children. 

6 MILE TRIP

Our longer trip begins at Butterbridge Rd. and is very popular with folks who want to spend a little more time on the water. Budget at least two hours for this one!

3 MILE PEDAL PADDLE

Includes a 1 hour bike rental on the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail. We meet you at our launch, you canoe (or kayak) back and we haul back the bikes.

6 MILE PEDAL PADDLE

The big one! Includes a 2 hour bike rental to explore the path to our Butterbridge Road launch, then a 6-mile paddle back. Bring a lunch, or stop at the Blue Heron after you're done!

Canoe : $5

Kayak : $10

Canoe : $25

Kayak : $30

N/A

Canoe : $15

Kayak : $20

N/A

Canoe : $15

Kayak : $20

Canoe : $10

Kayak : $15

Canoe : $13

Kayak : $18

Canoe : $9

Kayak : $14

N/A

N/A

KIDS

10 and under

UNAVAILABLE

 

UNAVAILABLE

LIVERY HOURS

 

Reservations being accepted

April - October : Tuesday-Sunday

Closed Mondays

Open Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day!

November - March : Call ahead to check livery availability.

 

3-mile trip launches 10:00am - 4:30pm

6-mile trip launches 10:00am - 3:30pm

 

 

PLEASE NOTE:

All boats MUST be returned by 7 PM.

 

$20 per hour, per boat fee for any boats returned late.

 

NIGHT CANOE  (ONCE A MONTH MAY - OCTOBER)

ALL 2020 NIGHT CANOE TRIPS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED 

Rates for the Night Canoe include canoe,  paddles, life jackets and transportation upstream to our launch point. After your trip we have a campfire and great food for your enjoyment. The 3-mile trip is $20/person, 6-mile trip is $25/person. We recommend you bring a good flashlight and dry clothes to leave with your vehicle - just in case!

2020 Night Canoe Dates

Saturday, May 30,  CANCELLED

Saturday, June ​27, CANCELLED

Saturday, July 18, CANCELLED

Saturday, August 8, CANCELLED

Saturday, September 12, CANCELLED

Saturday, October 10, CANCELLED

 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

An assortment of our most common questions. If you can't find an answer here, give us a call or use the Contact Us form found here.

  • What should I bring when I come canoeing?

 

**Please remember to have your liability form printed and filled out!  You will also be required to wear a mask in the van.** During the signup process you will need a driver's license, credit card, and set of car keys, which we use to secure our equipment. For on the river we strongly recommend close-toed shoes, a drink, a snack, bug spray, and (depending on the conditions) sunscreen.  
 

  • What's the process for going canoeing?

 

**Please remember we are reservation ONLY at this time.** When you arrive at the Trailhead, head into the bike shop. There you'll get signed up, then sent to the canoe livery where we outfit you with life jackets and paddles. From there we load up in our vans, drive upriver, and get you launched. You paddle back downstream to the Trailhead, ending at your car. This means there's no waiting around to be picked up after your trip.

 

  • Can we bring our dog?

 

At this time we are NOT allowing dogs, hopefully we will be able to allow them back on the river soon.

 

  • Can I fish while canoeing?

 

Yes!  The water quality of the Tuscarawas River has improved greatly over the past several years. This has brought with it an abundance of Northern Pike, bass, blue gill, crappie, and other fish. We do NOT have bait here, so be sure to stock up on your way in!

 

  • What if it rains?

 

We operate rain or shine. We will suspend operations if the rain is accompanied by lightning.  

 

  • Does the river ever get too high to go canoeing?

 

Absolutely. It's always best to call ahead to check water levels, especially if we've experienced lots of rain!

 

  • How many people can fit in one canoe?

 

Three adults or two adults and two children. We do have a couple larger canoes that will hold up to four adults or two adults and four children. Call ahead to reserve these. And remember: our prices are per person, not per boat. Four adults in two canoes is the same price as four adults in one, so you can spread out and get comfy!

 
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HOURS

Monday :  CLOSED

Tuesday - Friday : 10AM - 8PM

Saturday : 8AM - 6PM

Sunday : Mass 10PM-5PM   |   NC & New Phila 12PM - 5PM  

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