Itinerary

UPDATED: 11 April 2014

Specific Locations via Programing Committee-March 2014

The Maumee Matters Earth WEEK  – CLICK HERE FOR CANOE TRIP 2014 INFO

A. FOR MORE DESCRIPTIVE ITINERARY PLEASE CLICK
B. FOR MAP ON THE WEB
C. OFFICIAL SAFETY PLAN
D. ALL PROGRAMING AT LANDING LOCATIONS HERE:

April 19th Saturday

Launch 9am: Top Notch Tree Service – Fort Wayne, IN – Corner of Smith Rd. & Engle Rd. on Junk Ditch
Portage: Hosey Dam
Landing: New Haven North River Road Nature Area – North River Road – New Haven, IN 46774 (just east of Landin Rd.)

April 20th Sunday

Launch 9am: North River Nature Preserve (New Haven Parks & Rec)
Landing: Blue Cast Springs – 21412 Blue Cast Rd. (Maumee Township off OLD US 24)

April 21st Monday

Launch 9am: Blue Cast Springs
Landing: 11312-11498 The Bend Rd, Sherwood, OH 43556 
Programing: River Network presentation on how to be an effective river advocate! Paco Ollervides
DIRECTIONS FOR LAND CREW: Take Scenic Route Old 24 (aka S.R. 424) to The Bend Road (aka S.R. 134)*find signs near the north side of the Maumee River Bridge.
*parking on north side of the river and east side of The Bend Road (SR 134)
*camping on the north side of the river and west side of The Bend RoadPrivate Property – KEEP EVERYTHING ON THE LANE AND PLEASE DO NOT STEP ON CROPS – CONDITIONS WILL BE WET.  DROP THINGS OFF (Stations will be marked) BUT DO NOT PARK THERE – PARK ACROSS THE ROAD FROM CAMP at the public parking area called “Bend Access”Riverside Park Antwerp, 35 river miles to Defiance-  -south shore – City of Antwerp, OH) cannot see the points from the water  

April 22nd Tuesday

Launch 9am:  11312-11498 The Bend Rd, Sherwood, OH 43556 (aka S.R. 134)

CANOES STOP at PONTIAC PARK FOR THE DAY’S PROGRAMING
: Pontiac Park, downtown Defiance, OH – dock your canoe on north shore & walk to programing area across Maumee River via Clinton Street Bridge

PORTAGE:
to avoid Independence Dam
Landing: Camp: private property-869 Coon Hallow Drive, Napoleon, OH  43545

April 23rd Wednesday

Launch 9am: 869 Coon Hallow Drive, Napoleon, OH 43545
Landing: Napoleon Municipal Park Public Boat Launch, Napoleon Ohio (via Tony Cotter, Napoleon Parks & Rec)

April 24th Thursday

Launch 9am: Napoleon Municipal Park Public Boat Launch
Landing: Mary Jane Thurston State Park, Grand Rapids, OH – 1-466 State Route 65,  McClure, OH 43534  – give campsites at half-price because of project (6 people / $9 discounted site) – with potential to stay at MJT on April 25

April 25th Friday  

Mary Jane Thurston State Park    ALL DAY  –   CAMP / INFORMATION
WE MAY LAUNCH FROM HERE PENDING RIVER CONDITIONS BUT WE ARE ASSUMING RAPID CONDITIONS FROM HERE TO PERRYSBURG/MAUMEE OHIO
PLAN A –  Everyone stays at Mary Jane Thurston & this remains the location for programing
area (load canoes and do not leave) will cost each 6 people $9)
OR
PLAN B –  Canoe crew travels with Land Crew or by canoe (pending democratic decision) to either
– Blue Grass Island (MetroParks) OR
-Audubon Island Nature Preserve (ODNR) per Matt Horvat
…but group will launch from Maple Street Boat Ramp in Perrysburg, OH April 26th at 9AM

April 26th Saturday

Launch 9am: Put-in at Perrysburg, OH at Maple Street Boat Launch
Landing: International Park, Toledo OH (rails to trails) 43605

SEE ALL PROGRAMING AT LANDING LOCATIONS HERE: