Hours & River Conditions
Conditions are looking great for the upcoming weekend, with a great spring like water level, and a sunny forecast with both days near 80. Trips will depart every hour on the hour from 10am to 4pm both Saturday and Sunday. Hope to see you on the River!
RiversEdge is now open 7 days per week and running canoe kayak and raft trips every hour on the hour from 10am to 4pm. Conditions are great on the river and it is a great time to experience the beauty of the Little Miami River. Hope to see you soon on the River!
We’re Open for the 2013 Season!
The spring scenery is spectacular along the Little Miami River. The banks of the river are lined with flowering trees and wildflowers. A canoe or kayak trip is the perfect way to experience this springtime beauty.
We have been running canoe and kayak trips for a couple of weeks now. River conditions are great. And did I mention that the spring scenery is spectacular?
Why not stop by RiversEdge Outfitters this weekend for a fun getaway with family or friends.
You can now make reservations online through our website. We have partnered with Xola to provide this service. You can specify which of our trips you want to take, whether you want to rent a canoe, kayak or raft. You can even select the time of day and pay online. So when you arrive at RiversEdge, there’s no time wasted getting you on the river and heading out for fun. Click here to book your canoe, kayak or rafting trip.
Check out our Video
Okay, so you can’t get away to go canoeing or kayaking right now. That’s just not fair, but that’s the way it is sometimes. So I thought you might enjoy a bit of a treat in the form of a video John Halley shot for us – it’s the next best thing to being out on the river. Enjoy! You can also see the video on YouTube – click here to see it
Hope to see you soon!
Weather permitting, RiversEdge is now open for canoe, kayak and raft trips on the Little Miami River weekends from 10-4 with trips leaving every hour on the hour. We are also open most good weather weekdays but it is always good to call ahead on a weekday. Hope to see you out on the river!
While it is still a bit too cold for us to open we are getting closer! We need a string of near 70 degree days to warm the temperature of the river.
It is early February with snow on the ground and we are eagerly awaiting the Spring and offering canoe kayak and raft trips on the Little Miami River. We usually open sometime in April, although last year we were open a few days in March due to the warm weather. Please keep in mind that we need a combination of air temps above approx 70 degrees, a water temp above approx 50 degrees and the level of the river to not be too high. This is sometimes confusing for folks just wanting to float the river on a nice spring day. Just call or email and we will be happy to let you know if we are running trips.
In keeping with our 26 year tradition of providing only the best equipment available we have almost completed our sale of last years kayaks and have taken receipt of this years kayaks. We have 50 brand new kayaks available from Perception, Wilderness Systems and our newest manufacturer Jackson Kayak. Over 5 models are available from Perception and Wilderness and include mostly sit-in kayaks to fit most paddlers. Jackson is providing both an extremely popular sit-on top kayak and a kayak that is designed for children from 50 to 100 pounds. We also have several tandem kayaks for 2 paddlers. Please keep in mind that many rentals have 1 or maybe 2 types of kayaks that are used over and over for many seasons until they are pretty much junk. At RiversEdge we are committed to operating in a different manner. We sell all of our rental kayaks before the start of the season so that we can always have nice new kayaks for our customers. We even offer a better paddle to make the most of your experience on the river. We invite you to come out and paddle a brand new kayak!
We are excited to offer the best canoes and kayaks available by any outfitter in the Midwest. Our newest addition is the Paluski canoe made in Ontario Canada. This is a the first canoe that is designed with a 3rd seat for a 3rd adult or for 1 or 2 children to ride in the middle. I have been working with Paluski owner Graham Wilkins to make minor improvements to a already great boat. RiversEdge will be the only outfitter in the Midwest to have this 3 seater on the water this season. Remember friends don’t let friends paddle those nasty old aluminum beaters. Treat yourself to the best and “paddle a Paluski”.
We have been busy clearing the river of obstacles. These are usually trees which have fallen over the winter, or have been moved by high water events. All sections have been floated multiple times at different water levels to try to remove most of the things that could cause problems. As you can see from the accompanying photos we have removed some large trees. We also trim hanging branches that would interfere with passage of canoes, kayaks or rafts. Our goal is always to create the best possible river conditions for our guests, while maintaining the natural character of a Scenic River like the Little Miami River. We invite you to check it out in person in the near future.
Here at RiversEdge we are busy preparing for a new season on the river. We have ordered new canoes, kayaks, rafts and pfds. As usual we will start the season with about 50 all new kayaks. Starting with new kayaks each season allows RiversEdge to offer the highest quality boats for your use. Keep in mind that our competitors use the same old equipment year after year. We are hoping for a early spring and will offer trips on the river as soon as the weather allows. We will make a posting as soon as we are offering trips, but feel free to email or call to check. Thanks and hope to see you on the river this spring.