Dayton Water Paddle Sports

The Dayton area has a long history in paddle sports due to our bountiful network of rivers and streams. Five Rivers MetroParks has multiple places to paddle from beginners to advanced canoe and kayak enthusiasts.  Check out these places for perfect paddling!

RiverScape River Run

RiverScape River Run opens the downtown river to a beautiful seven-mile paddle from Eastwood MetroPark on the Mad River, through downtown to Carillon Historical Park and the University of Dayton area.

RiverScape River Run

 

More Paddling Places

Great Miami Riverway

Great Miami Riverway

The Great Miami Riverway stretches 99 miles across multiple riverfront communities, each with their unique cultural experiences just waiting to be explored.  We are home to the nation’s largest paved trail network.