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Loveland Canoe and Kayak

Greater Cincinnati is home to a multitude of rivers – the Little Miami, the Whitewater, the Great Miami – all perfect for floating around on a Sunday while perched in a canoe or kayak. Here are five favorites.

Check with each company for reservations, specific rental fees, and what you can and cannot bring with you. (We’re looking at you, ca-brewers.) Hours and availability are always subject to change based on river conditions, and most rentals want you to reserve space online in advance.

Loveland Canoe and Kayak
Loveland Canoe offers a 2-4 hour canoe trip down the Little Miami River and past the historic Loveland Castle. Trips are kid-friendly (for ages 5 and up), but not dogs. Single and tandem kayaks are available. Pricing starts at $35 per person, and Loveland Canoe also offers season passes and five-pass packages. 174 Karl Brown Way, Loveland, lovelandcanoe.com.

Morgan’s Outdoor Adventures
Morgan’s, a third-generation family business, has spots in Ft. Ancient on the Little Miami River, in Brookville on the Whitewater River, and even in Costa Rica. Local trips run between 3 and 7 miles in length. Reservations are $25 to $65; single kayaks are $25. You can also hire rafts for the Whitewater River for 4-10 people or single person tubes for a 5 mile float. 5701 OH-350, Oregonia; 7040 Whitewater River Way, Brookville, morganscanoe.com.

Green Acres Kayaking

Green Acres in Harrison is located on the Whitewater River and offers 3, 5 or 8 mile trips. This rental company has stopped taking advance reservations and only offers in-person rental, but claims to have thousands of kayaks available. Children 12 and older are allowed to kayak; dogs are not. Rental fees are $29.95 per person and $36.95 on weekends and holidays. 10465 Suspension Bridge Road, Harrison, greenacrescanoe.com.

Tippecanoe and kayaks too

This 7.5-mile canoe and kayak tour takes paddlers through Greater Miami. Dogs are allowed and Tippecanoe offers floating coolers for rent. Children over 7 years old can have fun. Rentals are $30 per person. Blue Bell Beach, 7958 Harrison Ave., Cleves, tippecanoeandkayakstoo.com.

Scenic canoe trips on the river

Choose from a 6 mile or 8.5 mile float on the Little Miami River. Children must be at least 5 years old to participate. Dogs are not allowed. Single kayaks, tandem kayaks and canoes are available for rent (depending on your route). Fares for the 8.5-mile Remington’s Run Adventure are $35-$40. Fletcher’s intermediate 6-mile trip costs between $35 and $80. 4575 Mt. Carmel Road, Milford, scenicrivercanoe.com.

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