Jay Crawford & Betsy Kling Return to Water: Kayak CLE
Ready for some safe summer fun? Try renting kayaks or paddle boards to explore the Rocky River and Lake Erie.
CLEVELAND – This weekend is a great time to get out and rediscover Northeast Ohio.
From jet skis to boating, paddle boarding and kayaking, there is so much fun to be had on the water.
So, for the first time since the start of the pandemic, “What’s New” hosts Jay Crawford and Betsy Kling were able to step out onto the Rocky River to show you an easy way to be safe, socially distanced, and safe. ‘have a lot of fun.
Located in the Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Preserve in Lakewood, Ohio, 41 Â° Kayaking adventures on the north coast has your covered summer fun. This is where Jay and Betsy met owner Mark Pecot to give it a try.
âWe rent kayaks and stand-up paddle boards here and also offer instructions and tours so that whatever you want to do, we can do it,â Mark told the duo.
He explained that the Rocky River, despite its name, is the perfect place to learn to paddle.
âFor kayakers this is a great place for beginners. First of all, because you have calm water … people hear that name Rocky River and they have visions of rapids and things like that. “, did he declare. “It is not. It is a very calm flat river that flows into Lake Erie, so on days when the lake is calm people can paddle the lake.”
Water sports like kayaking have seen their popularity increase during the pandemic, and Mark says he doesn’t see the demand fading anytime soon.
“You know, that’s the original social distancing activity, isn’t it?” he said. “I think it’s a great way to exercise and see the city.”
So that’s what Jay and Betsy did – as they got ready to be active on a beautiful Cleveland night, in beautiful surroundings. Watch their full adventure in the video player above, and if you’d like to try it out for yourself, you can read more about 41 Â° North here.
You can watch Friday’s edition of What’s New below: