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Old Mill Canoe Rental

Fredericksburg, IN, USA
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About Old Mill Canoe Rental
Old Mill Canoe Rental provides the best canoe and kayak rental experience on the Blue River. Whether you are looking for a relaxing trip, an adventure, or something in-between, Old Mill Canoe Rental has you covered. We offer a variety of trips for all ages. Reservations are always recommended.
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Two Person Single Day Trip with Canoe Along The Blue River in Indiana

Explore Indiana's Blue River on this canoe tour in 2-person boat. Paddle your canoe with a friend downstream over the course of 12 miles (19 kilometers) of the upper Blue River, taking in the scenery and traveling at your own pace. Meet a driver at the takeout point for convenient transfer back to the outfitters in Fredericksburg.
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4 to 6 hours
from $25.75

Single Person Kayak Day Trip On The Blue River In Indiana

Paddle down Indiana's Blue River on this full-day kayaking tour, including a single kayak rental. Make your way easily downstream for 12 miles (19 kilometers), beginning in Fredericksburg, through bucolic riverside scenery. Once you reach the takeout point, you'll have a driver waiting to take you back to the outfitters.
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6 hours
from $30.89

Single Person 2-Day Kayak Trip On The Blue River In Indiana

This 2-day trip begins in Fredericksburg and takes you through 12 serene miles of upper Blue River to our primitive campsite. Here you will find 2 acres of primitive campground perfect for tent or hammock camping. On the second day, you will travel another 12 scenic miles down the Blue River to Milltown, Indiana where you will be greeted by our staff to end your trip. Free camping is included with this trip.
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2 days
from $61.78

Two Person 2-Day Trip with Canoe Along The Blue River in Indiana

Take a 2-day trip down the Blue River in Indiana with a companion without the stress of planning all the details for two people. This 2-day trip with canoeing along the Blue River provides all the necessary equipment for hitting the water—a canoe with paddles and life jackets. Plus, your campground fees and a shuttle service back to the original departure point are included for convenience.
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2 days
from $51.49
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BCB wrote a review Sep 2020
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We loved canoeing the Blue River. Old Mill Canoe’s welcome was warm and friendly. Directions for the trip were clear. I would love to give five stars but a few things could use improvement. Most significantly is the fact that Indiana has a mask mandate and Old Mill Canoe should be requiring all passengers and their driver to wear one on the small shuttle bus back. It’s a simple thing to do to keep their customers safe, but they were not following the governor’s order. The driver and several of the passengers were not masked, and there was no way to socially distance in the full bus. Small things that would also go a really long way and make the trip excellent: 1.) a clean toilet/bathroom, and 2.) communication when getting off the river. We weren’t told when the shuttle would arrive, where to wait, or welcomed/directed to get on the shuttle once it came about 25 minutes later. We were able to ask, of course, but zero communication from the staff was a bit odd and off-putting after such a sweet canoe trip.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Amanda D wrote a review Sep 2020
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My sister inlaw reserved 3 canoes for 9 people and a dog. All canoes were in great shape, staff was friendly and accommadating. We arrived early and were launched early. The river was beautiful and the 12 mile run was great fun. At the end of the trip staff was there to help us disembark. The wait for bus pick up was shaded and there was enough seating for multiple families to wait comfortably. Bus ride back was comfortable and quick. We had a great time and would definitely recommend to anyone who asked where a family friendly day trip could be taken . 10/10 would do it again.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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hilburno wrote a review May 2019
Wilmington, North Carolina123 contributions190 helpful votes
This was our first time visiting Old Mill Canoe. Our 16 year old daughter wanted to go kayaking, so we did a little research and decided to give Old Mill a shot. We were not disappointed. Everything ran very smoothly. We made our reservations online and also printed out our waivers and had those ready to present upon arrival. The staff were all very friendly and gave us perfect instructions on what to do/see/etc. The river itself was very relaxing a few area with small "rapids" - more like ripples. I actually had to get out of the canoe once or twice to push over some shallow, rocky sections - but no problems. We saw a ton of birds and turtles and even a water snake - which I believe is a non-venomous Northern Watersnake. I'm sure we will return to tackle this trip again in the future. We highly recommend.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from Angie_OMCR, Owner at Old Mill Canoe Rental
Responded May 29, 2019
We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip with us. Thank you for leaving a review, it helps others decide if they should give us a try. We hope to see you again soon! Definitely come back when the water is a little higher and you'll have a whole new experience on the Blue River.
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mcoker2018 wrote a review Oct 2018
Morganfield, Kentucky1 contribution
My husband and I celebrated our 1st Anniversary on the Blue River! Our original trip was planned for the Green River (canoe/camp), but we had to cancel the day before due to flooding.I quickly did some research and picked Old Mill Canoe's as our outfitter literally 2 hours before we left (we went up the night before). We were super impressed with the entire trip! The staff (Matt and his son) were AMAZING. They give some history of the river and area before you go. The water level was 3.76 which was absolutely perfect. We love canoeing and kayaking and this was by far our best trip! We paddled very little and enjoyed fishing and relaxing along the way. Although we did not do the 2 day canoe trip, we did camp at the takeout point. The camping area was VERY clean and Matt was very informative on how to get back out to the road when we departed the next morning. I expected a field, and was very impressed to see a mowed area of woods. It was gorgeous and we happened to have the entire area to ourselves due to it being the end of the summer. The staff at Old Mill go above and beyond to make sure you are pleased. They even did us an extra favor that they certainly did not have to do! We will continue to use Old Mill year after year. Although it was just the 2 of us on this trip, I would certainly recommend this river for someone traveling with kids! P.S - An otter has a home right next to the campground!!!! While doing some early morning fishing, he took a swim right next to me! ~ Amazing!
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from Angela B, Owner at Old Mill Canoe Rental
Responded Jun 27, 2019
Thank you for taking the time to leave us this great review! Sorry it took me so long to respond, I just happened to see it today. We hope to see you again. We take great pride in happy customers!
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Judy V wrote a review Sep 2018
Louisville6 contributions1 helpful vote
Spent the day on Blue River and had a wonderful time. Old Mill Canoe Rental was wonderful. Very informative and genuinely kind. They explained the river conditions and what to expect. There was someone at the start to help you get into the river with little trouble and st the end they helped you out and pulled your gear up the banked and onto the trailers. Will most definitely be going back. They offer a two day trip and we are wanting to try that next
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Date of experience: September 2018
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