If you are just learning to paddle a canoe or have kayaked
For Kids Mentor OUTDOORS for years, Mentor Recreation offers many ways to learn,
explore and have fun on the water. City of Mentor
Boating Camp Kayak Rental
During this hands-on boating program, students Mentor Lagoons Marina
learn the basics of how to paddle a kayak and canoe,
row a row boat, sail a sailboat, and drive a small
electric motor boat all in one action packed week!
June 4 - September 4 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Rent single and double kayaks by the hour at the
Mentor Lagoons Marina. Kayaks must stay within
Enjoy Our Award Winning Boating
Paddling & Boating
Each day students have ‘on the water’ time, learning the Lagoons and are not permitted on the lake.
the proper way to use each type of watercraft.
Time will be set aside for boating related activities
Renters must be able to swim a minimum of 25
yards. Those under age 16 must be accompanied
by an adult. Life jackets will be issued and must be
The City of Mentor was awarded the Northern Region 2006 Boating Education
Advancement Award at the International Boating & Water Safety Summit in San Antonio,
Texas in March, 2007. In addition, Mentor won the 2005 Education Program Achievement
including PFD training, navigation rules, rigging
worn at all times. Advance reservations are required
boats, capsizing drills, and wind orientation. An for evenings and weekends. Call the Marina office Award by the Ohio Division of Watercraft.
integral part of camp is developing the knowledge at (440) 205- 3265 to book your rental. Rates are
to earn the State of Ohio Boaters Education Course per hour. Resident fee is $10 single or $16 double.
license which involves 8-hours of in class instruction Nonresident fee is $12 single or $18 double.
as well as the hands-on training. After passing a
written exam, students are licensed by the State of Kayak Parties Paddle the Waters
Ohio to operate any watercraft over 10 horsepower! Come experience the Mentor Lagoons by paddle. The City of Mentor has established a
Celebrate any special occasion with a guided, 2-hour
Prerequisite: Campers must hold a Red Cross Level water trail through the Lagoons waterways, including a brief exploration of Marsh Creek
kayak trip through the Mentor Lagoons. Group
3 or higher swimming certificate, be able to tread minimum is 6 people. The cost is $14 per person and access to shoreline paddling on Lake Erie. The trail launches adjacent to the parking
water for 2 minutes and swim 25 yards at any speed and must be paid when booking the trip. Kayaks, lot and flows for approximately 3 miles of protected flat-water paddling. Access to Lake
using any stroke. All equipment is provided. life jackets, paddles and instruction is included. Erie provides unlimited shoreline paddling and the opportunity to connect with Headlands
Participants must be able to swim 25 yards. Beach State Park and Fairport Harbor Beach.
Ages 10 - 15 Minimum age is 10. Single and double kayaks are
Mon-Fri, 9:15 am - 3:15 pm available. Call the Recreation Department at 974-
June 27 - July 1 5720 to book your date.
Nature Preserve Trailhead Parking Lot
Resident: $122 #14414 Nonresident: $138
Explore The Mentor Lagoons
Nature Preserve & Marina
The City of Mentor offers many opportunities
to discover the natural beauty and delicate
ecosystems of the Mentor Lagoons Nature
Preserve & Marina.
Bike the Paths
Enjoy the trails of the Mentor Lagoons Nature
Preserve and Marina on a bicycle. There is
more than 5 miles of trails suitable for riding
and several benches to rest along the way.
Hike the Trails
Trail maps for the Mentor Lagoons Nature
Preserve are available at the Marina office,
Trailhead entrance of the Nature Preserve, the (440) 974-5720
Parks and Recreation Office in the Municipal Register online at www.cityofmentor.com/play
Center and online at www.cityofmentor.com/ www.cityofmentor.com/play
play/explore/mentorlagoonsnaturepreserve or call (440) 974-5720
Connect WITH US Evening Paddle at the Lagoons
Learn American Red Cross
Fundamentals Of Kayaking
Instructor: American Red Cross staff
Have Fun Instructor: Jim Zofchak
Pack up the kids and join us for a night of exploring
the Mentor Lagoons via the water. We provide
Kayaking for Beginners Earn Red Cross certification in kayaking by taking everything you need as we go over basic paddling
Instructor: Jim Zofchak
this 12-hour class. If you have limited experience Women In Boats: A Women’s safety, then explore the Lagoons Water Trail, visit the
with kayaking and want to improve your skills and “Bridge to Nowhere,” and get a birds-eye view of the
Learn how to navigate the water on a simple kayak.
technique, this class is for you. Lessons will be Only Kayak Adventure lagoons ecosystem. Select a single kayak, tandem
It’s easy, fun, and this basic class will help you learn Instructor: Michelle Haag
held in the warm, clean water of Civic Center Pool. kayak, or use a canoe. Bring a hat, sunscreen, dry
to navigate a single or double kayak safely and easily. Explore the Lagoons Water Trail, visit the “Bridge To
We will be using whitewater kayaks and teaching clothes, a towel and a water bottle for all family
This course includes instruction on basic paddling Nowhere,” and return to home base for a campfire
whitewater kayaking techniques. Anyone can learn members. Kids under age 11 must be in a kayak or
skills, efficient rescue techniques, and a couple of and snacks. Bring a hat, dry clothes, a towel and a
the fundamentals of this exciting sport. Minimum canoe with an adult.
hours of sun, water, and fun! You will get wet, so bring water bottle.
age is 12. All equipment is provided. Registration
a change of dry clothes, sunscreen, a hat or visor, and
a water bottle. All equipment provided. Minimum age
Smooth Sailing for Beginners fee is per person.
Sun, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. #15367 June 12 Connect |Share |Get Tues, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. #14927 July 12
Instructor: Jim Zofchak Wed, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. #14928 August 24
is 11. Participants must be able to swim 25 yards
and tread water for 2 minutes. Registration fee is per If sailing is something you have always wanted to
Tues & Thurs, 6 - 9 p.m. Civic Center Pool
Thurs, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. #15368 June 16 Involved Session: 1 Mentor Lagoons
try, this 3-hour class is for you. You will learn sailing Sessions: 4 #14933 July 12 - 21 Check out all the exciting ways to stay connected with
person. Wed., 7 - 9 p.m. #15369 July 6
basics in small, one - two person Sunfish sailboats, the City of Mentor & Parks & Recreation. Whether Resident: $13/boat Nonresident: $17/boat
Mon & Wed, 6 - 9 pm. Civic Center Pool
Wed, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. #14945 May 25 Session: 1 Mentor Lagoons you’re at home or on the go, you can keep up with
mastering the components of a boat, how to handle
Sessions: 4 #14934 August 8 - 17 the city’s latest news, events and information.
the wind, proper boating etiquette, how to set up a Resident: $13/boat Nonresident: $17/boat
Wed, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. #14946 June 8
boat and sailing a small craft. You will get wet, so Resident: $50 Nonresident: $62 facebook.com mentorparks&recreation Moonlight Paddle
Tues, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. #14947 July 5 bring a change of dry clothes, sunscreen, a hat, non- Instructor: Michelle Haag
skid shoes, and a water bottle. Minimum age is 12. twitter.com MentorRec On the full moon of June and August, we’ll paddle
Wed, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. #14948 July 27
Sat, 9:30. - 11:30 p.m. #14949 August 13
Participants must be able to swim 25 yards and tread
water for 2 minutes. Registration fee is per person.
Ohio Boater Education Course Paddle with Dad Mentor Channel 12 cityofmentor.com/play the lagoons in a beautiful nighttime adventure. Hear
and see the lagoons in it’s quiet and peaceful state
Instructor: Jim Zofchak Instructor: Michelle Haag Sign Up for our Connect 2 Mentor Rec E-Newsletter
Session: 1 Mentor Lagoons Tues, 6 - 9 p.m. #15033 June 28 and have fun exploring. We’ll paddle out to the lake
Taking an Ohio Boater Education Course (OBEC) Have fun out on the water with your child! This is
Resident: $13 Nonresident: $17 and watch the sun set, then return in the moonlight
will allow you to comply with the new Ohio Boater a great way to spend quiet, one-on-one time while
Sat, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. #15034 July 30 to enjoy a snack by campfire. We provide everything
Education law and will satisfy other states’ boater enjoying the water and practicing your paddling.
Sat, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. #15035 August 27 you need. Select a single kayak, tandem kayak, or
education requirements for Ohio boaters operating Tour the Lagoons Water Trail, visit the “Bridge To
use a canoe. Please bring a dry clothes, a towel and
“The kayak class was great and Session: 1 Mentor Lagoons in and out-of-state. Learn how to boat safely. Nowhere,” and return to home base for a campfire,
a water bottle for all family members. Kids under age
Topics covered are trailering, docking, navigation complete with a great after paddle snacks and cold
everyone really had a great time!” Resident: $19 Nonresident: $24
rules, operating a personal watercraft, personal drinks. Bring a hat, dry clothes, a towel and a water
11 must be in a kayak or canoe with an adult.
Donna C. - Mentor flotation devices, and handling boating emergencies. bottle. Wed, 8:30 - 10:30 p.m. #16305 June 15
“This was my first time sailing. I Receive an Ohio Boater Education certification card, Sun, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. #14962 July 10 Mon, 8 - 10 p.m. #16306 August 15
recognized and accepted by the Ohio Department of
learned a lot and would Natural Resources. All persons born after January Tues, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. #14963 August 2 Session: 1 Mentor Lagoons
Paddling 101: The Right do it again.” 1, 1982 must have this certification to operate any Session: 1 Marina Office Resident: $13/boat Nonresident: $17/boat
Mark H. - Mentor
Way to Paddle a Canoe watercraft over 10 horsepower. In addition, this
course may make allow you to become eligible for a
Resident: $13/boat Nonresident: $17/boat
Instructor: Jim Zofchak
discount on your boat or PWC insurance! Students
Do you want to take the family on a fun canoe trip but American Red Cross must attend both nights to receive certification.
need to learn the basics of canoeing first? In this two-
hour intro class, you will learn the importance of the Fundamentals Of Canoeing Mon & Tue, 6 - 10 p.m. Municipal Center
four basic bow strokes and safe paddling procedures. Instructor: American Red Cross staff #14959 June 6 & 7
Please bring sunscreen, a hat, water bottle and dry Earn Red Cross certification in canoeing in this 12- #14961 August 15 & 16
clothing. Minimum age is 12. Participants must be #16302 September 12 & 13 Boating education
hour class. This program is designed for those with
able to swim 25 yards and tread water for 2 minutes. very little or no experience in canoeing. First lesson is in #16303 November 14 & 15 programs are funded
Registration fee is per person. Civic Center Pool, then, we’re off to try new skills in the in part by a grant from
Tues & Wed, 6 - 10 p.m. Muncipal Center
Sun, 1 - 3 p.m. #14964 May 22 protected channels of the Mentor Lagoons. Instruction the Ohio Department
includes paddling strokes and techniques, self-rescue, #16304 October 11 & 12 of Natural Resources
Sat, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. #14965 June 18 weight distribution and stability, exchanging position Wed & Thurs, 6 - 10 p.m. Municipal Center Division of Watercraft.
Sun, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. #14966 July 24 in a canoe, and boating safety. Minimum age is 13.
All equipment provided. Registration fee is per person. #14960 July 6 & 7
Session: 1 Mentor Lagoons
Tues & Thurs, 6 - 9 p.m. Mentor Lagoons Resident: $13 Nonresident: $16
Resident: $13 Nonresident: $17
Sessions: 4 #14932 June 28 - July 7
Resident: $36 Nonresident: $45