Six Ways to Beat the Heat on the Water


Lazy River at The Beach Waterpark: Don’t call it a comeback, they’ve been here for years. The Kokomo Lazy River helps you drift away over 1,200 feet on a 5 mph current.

Illustration by Koren Shadmi

Hydrobiking at Miami Whitewater Forest: Meet the hydrobike, the lovechild of a kayak and a bicycle raised by a pontoon boat, for a smooth, quick, upright ride with minimal effort.

Paddlefest: It’s Cincinnati’s annual river swarm, a 9-mile paddle down the Ohio from Schmidt Rec to Gilday Riverside Park. A party follows, obviously. August 4,

Mill Creek Yacht Club: The group has contributed greatly to the Mill Creek’s clean-up. Join to canoe some of its 28 hidden miles.

Stand-Up Paddleboarding at East Fork Lake: John Antonczak will set you up with a board and a lesson. Think it’s not so hard? Just wait for the wind to pick up.

Illustration by Koren Shadmi

SUP Yoga: After standing on the board, can you take a vinyasa without toppling over? Just heed their warning: “Everything you have on you will get wet.”

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