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Boating

Personal/private watercraft are permitted in several locations. During the summer swim season, canoes and paddle boats can be rented in two areas.

Gorge Metro Park
Kayakers may access the Cuyahoga River through Gorge Metro Park. However, an access permit is required to go off trail, and a valid permit is neither expressed nor implied approval of kayaking on the river by Summit Metro Parks.

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Please note: The park district does not own or control the water in the Cuyahoga River flowing through Gorge Metro Park. Kayakers must contact the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to determine what, if any, permission is needed before beginning the activity. Further, kayakers may also want to view American Whitewater, a website with a comprehensive overview of this section of the river.


Munroe Falls Metro Park
Summit Metro Parks opened the lake in Munroe Falls Metro Park to personal/private watercraft in fall 2013. As conditions permit, boats may be placed in the water by hand September through December.

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During swim season, boats can be rented by the hour. Click here for info.


Silver Creek Metro Park
The park district opened the lake in Silver Creek Metro Park to personal/private watercraft in fall 2013. Launched from the boathouse at 5171 S. Medina Line Rd., Norton, boats may be placed in the water by hand year-round as conditions permit. All boaters must sign in and out at the kiosk.  

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During swim season, boats can be rented by the hour. Click here for info.


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