Urban Stream Adventure - AUGUST 2021

  • August 21, 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Mill Creek Barrier Dam 800 Evans Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45204

Organization: Mill Creek Alliance

Mill Creek Yacht Club and Mill Creek Alliance invite you to join us on Mill Creek for an urban stream adventure. Paddling with the seasoned guides of the MCYC is the best way to experience the wonders of the Mill Creek while learning about our long-abused but surprisingly resurgent urban stream.

Join the Commodore and other Yacht Club veterans on Saturday, August 21, as we explore the Mill Creek and Ohio River in our boats. On this urban stream adventure we start our paddle on the Ohio River with panoramic views of the Ohio River bridges, river front parks, the industrial might of the Cincinnati port operations, and the bridge of the only City owned interstate rail line. From there we paddle up the Mill Creek- passing under former aqueduct of the Cincinnati canal to pass through the Barrier Dam. We continue up the Mill Creek to enjoy the beauty of tree-lined riparian corridor. We takeout at the Barrier Dam access ramp under the soaring span of the 8th Street Viaduct.After parking at the Barrier Dam and shuttling, the paddling voyage will commence at the Public Landing along the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati and finish at the Barrier Dam on the Mill Creek, a distance of about 4 miles. We will spend about 3 hours on the water with educational stops along the way, plus about an hour of combined time on the land before and after paddling. Water level may create need for last minute changes in plan and/or dragging of canoes at times.

On a river trip “setting shuttle” is always a requirement (you start and end the paddle at different places). The trip will start by parking in the Barrier Dam parking area—the end point of the paddle. We have two options to get to the start point—the Public Landing:

  • You can ride in our van to the Public Landing
  • You can ride your bike on a guided trip along the Ohio River to the Public Landing. (If you are using your own boat you should drop it at the Public Landing and drive to the Barrier Dam parking area to start shuttle at 9 am). The bike riders will lock their bikes at the Public Landing to be picked up after the paddle.

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