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Magazine: Northwest Ohio River Runners

NWORR-paddlesports

Outdoor recreation has seen a boom in paddlesports in recent years.

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The Northwest Ohio River Runners holds a recent outing on the Ottawa River in Toledo.

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John Rudolph carries his boat during a Northwest Ohio River Runners outing from Howard Pinckley Landing.

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Canoes are durable and lightweight and easier to carry than equipment for some other outdoor recreation sports.

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Curtis Osmun zips up his life vest.

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Paddlers are advised to carry a "dry bag" securely fastened to the boat with identification, maps, first aid kit, cell phone, change of clothes, and a towel.

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NWORR-ODW-estimate

The Ohio Division of Watercraft estimates one in five boats registered in the state is a canoe or kayak.

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Newer paddlecraft are made out of plastic and contrast starkly to the heavier, older crafts of gray aluminum.

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NWORR-toes

A paddler airs out her toes during a Northwest Ohio River Runners outing on the Ottawa River.

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Dave Zobler, top, Andrea Zimmerman, center, and her daughter Zoe Zimmerman, 3, paddle a canoe on the Ottawa River.

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Ray and Diane Radabaugh launch from the Howard Pinckley Landing in Riviera Park.

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NWORR-family

Northwest Ohio River Runners emphasizes family involvement.

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A hat with a wide brim is suggested to offer sun protection in hot weather and retain heat in cooler weather.

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NWORR-outing

Paddlers greet each other during a Northwest Ohio River Runners outing.

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