Hocking Hills Adventures
Paddle to experience a new dimension. Float away into an amazing new world where a natural high waits for you. Experience the hills and valleys how there meant to be hundreds of years ago. Enjoy the landscape of the unique Hocking Hills, the magnificent Natural Rockbridge, exhilarating Super Zip and the historic Hocking Canal all before you return to the canoe livery.
The ageless wonder of kayaking.
The river delights to lift us free, if only we dare to let go. Our true work is this voyage, this adventure. — (Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah
Kayaking has become an increasingly popular recreational activity over the last 10 years. There are a number of reasons for the growth of kayaking. One is that even a complete novice can quickly master a kayak stroke. Another is that kayaking gives you complete control over your own boat, while canoeing require partners to paddle in conjunction to successfully navigate. Finally kayaks have evolved to become specialized for their use. Kayaks are categorized under sea kayaks, whitewater kayaks, surf kayak (Stand Up Paddle Boards), racing kayaks, fishing kayaks and recreational kayaks. We specialize in recreational kayaks and you find several different model ranging from Old Town, Jackson and We-no-nah brands to choose from. Kayaking is great because little training is required for the Hocking River, you can paddle your own boat and you can pick a kayak that is better suited for your skill. Like canoeing, kayaking is a great way to create lasting memories with family and friends.
Our trips run on the best kayaking section of the Hocking River, starting at Sugar Grove and all trips conclude at the Canoe Livery. This 15 mile stretch of river is known for is for its natural beauty and secluded isolation as well as the opportunity to see the Natural Rockbridge and remnants of the old Hocking Canal. The Hocking Canal ran close to the Hocking River, it was destroyed by flooding in 1889 and never rebuilt.