Ohio June 14, 2017
8 Lazy Rivers In Ohio That Are Perfect For Tubing On A Summer’s Day
Summer days were meant to be spent on the water.
Here in Ohio, we’ve got several
lakes and rivers that are perfect for just that. Tubing is a relaxing way to catch some rays and embrace the summer season. The following are 8 natural lazy rivers in Ohio that are perfect for tubing on a hot summer’s day.
1. Little Miami River (Oregonia)
Little Miami Canoe Rental features a 2-mile tube trip along the Little Miami River. (Note: The canoe rental features two locations along the river. To go tubing, you'll want to visit the Oregonia location.) Tubing prices start at $14 per tube. Little Miami Canoe Rental is located at 225 Corwin Rd., Oregonia, OH 45054.
2. Tuscarawas River (Boiivar)
NTR Canoe Livery features a 2.5-mile tube trip down the Tuscarawas River. Prices start at $16 per adult and $11 for children 12 and under. Extended tube trips and multiple day passes are available. CTR Canoe Livery is located at 11358 St Rt 212 NE Bolivar, OH 44612.
3. Mohican River (Loudonville)
In addition to kayak, canoe and raft rentals, you can rent a tube for $15 per person to take down the Mohican River. This trip takes about 4-5 hours and is available until 2 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day, depending on the weather and water conditions. Mohican Adventures is located at 3045 State Rte 3 S Loudonville, OH 44842.
4. Great Miami River (Tipp City)
For $15 per person you can tube down the Great Miami River. (Kids 10 and under are 50% off.) Raft, paddle board, canoe and kayak rentals are also available. Reservations must be made in advance for groups of 20 or more. Adventures on the Great Miami is located at 1995 Ross Rd., Tipp City, OH 45371.
5. Hocking River (Logan)
While kayak and canoe rentals are popular along the Hocking River, Hocking Hills Adventures also offers tubing. This trip also takes about 4-5 hours and is available until 2 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day, depending on the weather and water conditions. Tubes are $17 per person. You'll find Hocking Hills Adventures at 31251 Cheiftain Dr.,
Logan, OH 43138.
6. Whitewater River (Harrison)
Take a 3-mile trip down the Whitewater River via Green Acres Canoe and Kayak Rental for a picture perfect summer's day. The trip takes about 3 hours to complete with tube rentals at $21.75 per person. You'll find it at 10465 Suspension Bridge Rd., Harrison, OH 45030.
7. Cuyahoga River (Kent)
Leisurely float down the Cuyahoga River for 1.5 - 2 hours along this scenic trip. Crooked River Adventures offers tube rentals for $13 per person. Reservations are not required but are encouraged during the summer months. Crooked River Adventures is located at 100 Stow St., Kent, OH 44240.
8. Mad River (Urbana)
Birch Bark Canoe Livery offers both a 5-mile and 2.5-mile trip down the Mad River in central Ohio. Tube prices for the 5-mile trip are $15 per person and $10 per person for the 2.5-mile trip. Reservations are required ahead of time. You'll find Birch Bark Canoe Livery at 1455 River Road, Urbana, OH 43078.
Have you ever been tubing on any of these rivers before? If so, we want to know what your experience was like!
For more summer fun in Ohio, check out our previous article:
11 Amazing Lake Trips You Need To Take In Ohio This Summer.