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An annual springtime tradition; experience an eight-mile canoe and kayak race from the Harpersfield Covered Bridge (Ashtabula County) to Hidden Valley Park south entrance (Madison) on the wild and scenic Grand River.

This race features a “maddest hat” contest. Awards to top three finishers in each race category (determined by skill level and boat type).


Apr 27, 2019
Boats leave between 9 and 10 am
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Register online at Lake Metroparks Website:


For race day conditions and information, call the SPORTS HOTLINE: 440-256-2118 x4178

Event Partners: Ashtabula County Metroparks,  Ohio Wild and Scenic Rivers Program