OACGC is excited to announce that we are the new sponsor and beneficiary of The Ohio River Paddlefest. For 15 years, Paddlefest has been celebrating, protecting, and promoting the beauty of the Ohio River through the largest paddling trip in the nation. Each summer, over 1,000 paddlers take to the Ohio, free of motorized traffic, to enjoy 8 miles of scenery along the Ohio and Kentucky shorelines.
This year, in celebration of Paddlefest’s 15th anniversary, the paddling course has been expanded to nearly 9 miles, starting at Schmidt Recreation Complex and ending at Gilday Riverside Park. This new route will include a halfway stop in Covington, with an opportunity to explore the Licking River and the Mill Creek.
If you‘ve paddled this event before, come back this year – it’s all new! If you’ve never paddled the Ohio, come experience this tremendous asset to our community close-up! For more information, visit the Paddlefest website (ohioriverpaddlefest.org), and join OACGC on Saturday, August 6th to paddle for a cause!