CLEVELAND (WJW) — Paddle boarders and kayakers and people in unicorn innertubes took to the Cuyahoga River Saturday in celebration of clear waters and sunny skies in Cleveland.
This was the fourth year for the Blazing Paddles Paddlefest, which started to mark how far the Cuyahoga River has come since it infamously caught fire more than 50 years ago.
More than 600 people from 15 states took part in this year’s event, which included floating and racing options. Organizers said more people have become interested in watersports since the pandemic.
Following the day’s events, participants and the public alike were invited to Cleveland Metroparks’ Merwin’s Wharf greenspace for an after party.