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What's a Keel-Haulers?

Keel-Haulers Canoe Club, Inc. is a loose organization of some 300 families from the Northeast Ohio area who share a common interest in the out-doors in general, and boating in particular. All kinds of boating. Whitewater, Sea Kayaking, Canoeing, Rafting, and Racing. Our purpose is simply to provide the framework to enjoy these things together. Our club now has members from 20 states other than Ohio. You can complete our Club Application and join on-line today for only $20. See Why Join?

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Next Club Meeting Saturday, August 19 at 6:30 PM
at Tall Oaks Campground Pavilion
near Ohiopyle, PA

Program: Picnic in PA
All Levels of Paddling on the weekend with a Saturday night picnic!

This has become our most popular meeting of the year. The meeting will be Saturday, August 19. This is the same weekend as several different club Yough trips. There will be an opportunity for all types of kayaking and canoeing. Yough Lake for the flatwater and sea kayakers, and the Middle, Lower & Upper Yough depending on your skill level for our river paddlers. There are also beautiful biking & hiking trails in the area for those that choose not to paddle. Saturday evening at 6:30 pm will be our Potluck Picnic Dinner at Tall Oaks campground for members, family and friends. The large pavilion has been reserved. You do not have to camp here to join the picnic. Those who wish can camp around the pavilion.

The club will supply hamburgers, hot dogs, condiments, tableware and soft drinks.
Members should bring appetizers, salads, vegetables and desserts according to your last name.

  • A-F - Chips or Appetizer                    
  • G-L - Dessert or Fruit                        
  • M-S - Potato/Pasta Salad                    
  • T-Z - Salad/vegetable/or baked beans

    Weekend Scheduled Trips - Contact the trip organizer, don't just show up.

  • Jim Hunt . . . . 440-537-8713 is the Skip Work Day organizer on the Lower Yough for Thursday 8/17
  • Debbie Avallone . . . . 440-835-2547 is the Ladies Only Day organizer on the Lower Yough for Friday 8/18
  • Jim Hunt . . . . 440-537-8713 is the Upper Yough trip organizer for Friday 8/18
  • John Pratt . . . . 307-871-3081 is the Upper Yough trip organizer for Saturday 8/19
  • John Banach . . . . 330-606-5032 is the Lower Yough trip organizer for Saturday & Sunday 8/19,20
  • Mark Spang . . . . 440-522-0520 is the Middle Yough trip organizer for Saturday & Sunday 8/19,20

    Meeting/Dinner Questions? - Call 330-606-5032 or e-mail - John Banach

    Tall Oaks Information
    Tall Oaks Directions via new Mon-Fayette Turnpike

    All meetings are open to guests.
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  • 2017 Trip Schedule
    Plan to be a 2017 trip organizer - Pick a trip from above schedule where we need a trip organizer

    Contact: Joe Boyd . . . . 740-632-6725

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