Floating for Colors

Darke County Parks is going to try for one more float for the 2016 season. On Friday, October 7th from 11am to 5pm join naturalists at Shawnee Prairie Preserve west of Greenville on St. Rt. 502 for an exciting autumn paddle. After meeting at the Nature Center, participants will carpool to Lake Loramie State Park. Once there, everyone will enjoy a picnic lunch then launch the boats for an afternoon on the lake! Depending on the afternoon, the group may choose to paddle among the islands or choose a more secluded route through the channels searching for the best fall colors. Be sure to dress for the weather in quick drying, synthetic clothing, bring water, bring a packed lunch, and sunglasses with a strap. Due to the cooler air and water temperatures of this float, it is more suited for those with some experience.  

Paddling outings are weather dependent, and adjustments may be necessary due to conditions. All equipment is provided. Parks’ staff members are certified canoe and kayak instructors. Call to reserve a kayak or canoe, and there will be a $5 fee for the program. For more information about this or any of the other exciting program or to register for the outing, please call the Nature Center at (937) 548-0165 or email info@darkecountyparks.org.

Did you know?-Kayaks were originally developed by the artic area natives and are believed to be at least 4,000.