Sunday, June 11, 2017

No Child Left Indoors Canoeing Event at Cowan Lake on July 19, 2017

(Blooming American lotus flowers at Cowan Lake)

Whether you are joining us again or this is your first time canoeing, welcome!  It's all about reconnecting kids to nature.

Wednesday, July 19, Cowan Lake State Park Naturalists, Erin Shaw and Sarah Blair, and No Child Left Indoors volunteers will lead a guided canoe tour of Cowan Lake to explore the beautiful Lotus Cove area of the park. Canoes and lifejackets will be provided. This activity is geared toward children ages 5-14 and will focus on safety and proper paddling techniques. This is a great opportunity to introduce children to the lifelong activity of canoeing at one of Ohio’s most beautiful state parks.

Please note that parents or adult companions must stay with the children during the event. (And why would you not want to be part of the fun?)

We will meet at Cowan Lake's Campground, parking lot "B". The campground is located at 1750 Osborn Road. The program will start at 10:00 a.m. and will last approximately an hour and a half. Families are encouraged to bring a lunch and afterwards enjoy one of Clinton County's natural treasures.

This program is FREE, but space is limited. Register HERE.  For more information, call Lori Williams, City of Wilmington Parks and Recreation  (937) 382-4781.   If you register and then determine you are not able to attend, please send an email to That way we can make sure folks on the waiting list can be accommodated.