Canoeing the Blanchard

. April 30, 2015.

Parents: Take your teen for a canoeing trip down the Blanchard River and discover adventure you’ll both never forget.

 The 9.3 mile trip from Liberty Landing to Blanchard Landing is the last of the Hancock Park District’s spring “Blanchard River Challenge,” self-guided canoe trips. Designed for an adult and 12 to 14-year-old child, Marketing Director Tifani Boltz said the idea is to have a great time with your child and maybe even meet some other parents and kids the same age. 

Canoeists will meet at Blanchard Landing. Once there, will hop on the HPD shuttle to Liberty Landing, where the canoes will await. This is a popular route, being scenic but with no major obstacles or portages. There are narrow sections and riffles to make it exciting and wildlife can be found everywhere.

 Organizers suggest bringing a lunch and/or snacks along with some water or Gatorade for the approximately three-hour trip. Participants must also be able to swim.

 Saturday, May 16 at 9am. S.R. 235, south of U.S. 224 west. Stop by the Hancock Parks Office, 1424 E. Main Cross St., to sign up. Registration deadline is 4:30pm May 15, and cost is $20/person. 419-425-PARK.