Cincinnati is fortunate enough to have The Whitewater River, the Great Miami River, and the Little Miami River all flowing through it. This means that you may rent canoes and kayaks along each of the rivers and spend some time on the water.
We have carefully arranged a list of the most incredible kayaking and canoeing spots in the Cincinnati area.
The following map depicts the locations of all the places referenced in this article:
Green Acres Canoe and Kayak Rental
Green Acres, located on the city’s west side near Harrison, provides an 8-mile (kayaks only) tour where you may anticipate floating pleasantly down the river for 3-4 hours, depending on river conditions. There are various beach and island spots where you may stop and get out, so you can have a fantastic day-out, in case you like.
The video below provides details of everything Green Acres has to offer:
Total Trip Distance: 8 miles
Address: 10465 Suspension Bridge Rd, Harrison, OH 45030
Official Website: Green Acres Canoe and Kayak Rental
Little Miami Canoe Rental
Little Miami Canoe Rental has two facilities, one in Oregonia and the other in Morrow, where you may hire canoes, kayaks, and rafts on the Little Miami River. Because there are multiple put-outs in various locations, they offer a choice of distances. There are different beach locations along the river where you may stop for a snack or simply hang around in the water.
Total Trip Distance: 2 miles, 6 miles, 8 miles, 10 miles, or 18 miles
Address: 225 Corwin Rd, Oregonia, OH 45054 | 219 Mill St, Morrow, OH 45152
Official Website: Little Miami Canoe Rental
Loveland Canoe & Kayak
This canoe and kayak rental store in Downtown Loveland provides a 5-mile journey called “The Castle Adventure” that goes through the Loveland Castle and lasts between 2 and 4 hours, depending on how leisurely you paddle. Carl Rahe Park serves as the starting point for the excursion, concluding at Loveland Canoe and Kayak. Bonus: If you take this route, stop by Mile 42 Coffee, one of our favorite Cincinnati coffee shops, which is only a short walk from the destination.
Total Trip Distance: 5 miles
Address: 174 Karl Brown Way, Loveland, OH 45140
Official Website: Loveland Canoe & Kayak
Morgan’s canoe, founded by Bob Morgan in 1969, offers canoe, kayak, and rafting rentals on the Little Miami River. Morgan’s provides numerous distant locations depending on how long you want to be out on the river. There are different areas along the river where you can rest and relax. In addition, there are also numerous changes in the landscape.
Total Trip Distance: 3 miles, 6 miles, 9 miles, 12 miles, 15 miles, or 18 miles
Address: 5701 OH-350, Oregonia, OH 45054
Official Website: Morgan’s Canoe
Scenic River Canoe Excursions
Scenic River Canoe Excursions, located on the east side of Cincinnati, offers an 8.5-mile kayaking excursion that includes a combination of rapids and leisurely sections, as well as various beaches where you may stop and get out. The journey also goes past Little Miami Brewing Company, a brewery with an outstanding beverage selection and cuisine, where you may enjoy a nice meal.
For a fast overview of the journey, watch the video below:
Total Trip Distance: 8.5 miles
Address: 4595 Round Bottom Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45244
Official Website: Scenic River Canoe Excursions
Tippecanoe and Kayaks Too
Tippecanoe and Kayaks Too is located on the city’s west side and offers kayak and canoe rentals for a 7.5-mile journey. “The first half of the trip is mainly flat with decent current, and the final half offers some waves, rips, and ripples, so be prepared to get wet!” according to their website.
Total Trip Distance: 7.5 miles
Address: 9630 Hamilton Cleves Pike Rd, Harrison, OH 45030
Official Website: Tippecanoe and Kayaks Too