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Exploring the Mad River and Great Miami River Water Trails

Kayaking is full; registrants may still sign up for biking or van tour options

Tuesday, May 09
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $35 (same price for paddling, biking - even if bringing own bike, or van tour)
Skill Level: Intermediate for kayaking or biking /Beginner for van tour

The Mad River and Great Miami Water State & National Water Trail is rich in history, including the Great Flood of 1913 that led to an innovative dam and levee system. See how Dayton is once again investing in whitewater features, low dam modification and more to bring people into the rivers and along their banks on the nation’s largest paved trail network as part of an investment in the future. Explore by paddling, biking or van, with any needed equipment provided. All groups will gather at key features along the route to hear from representatives of Miami Conservancy District, Five Rivers MetroParks and the City of Dayton. Features include Huffman Dam, Mad River Run, the paved trail system, and RiverScape MetroPark. Highlights of this trip include understanding the history of the watershed and the flood control systems put in place to protect Dayton following the Great Flood. Through projects such as the Mad River Run, whitewater feature natural elements were brought back into the river that have both an ecological and recreation benefit. The RiverScape River Run is just past the confluence of the Mad and Great Miami River in downtown Dayton and provides an added benefit of removing a dangerous low head dam in addition to the recreation and ecological benefits.

Tour Leaders: Erik Dahlstrom and Carrie Scarff, Five Rivers MetroParks, and Curt Rhinehart, Miami Conservancy District





American Trails

P.O. Box 491797
Redding, CA 96049-1797
(530) 605-4395

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