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“Take FIDO”

Hocking Hills Canoe Livery
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Bolivar, Ohio
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228 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Take FIDO”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

This was our second time visiting the canoe livery and once again our dog Ernie had a ball, This place allows pets so if your dog likes the water take them, we did the 5 mile trip, they also have a 7 mile trip..but with the dog 5 miles is perfect, It was actually a very short wait this time..we went on a Sunday and I suggest going to there website and printing the coupon for $5 off a sunday trip, we all loaded up on the bus....even Ernie and the driver of the bus even brings his dog along so they were instantly friends, the bus drops you off at the launch and you can take your time going down the river, there are plenty of sandbars to stop and let the dogs or kids play. The best part is when you get done your back at the main building and can just walk to your car...Tip for dog owners, bring your towels and soap as they have a hose you can wash Fido off with after there day of fun. I wouldn't come to Hocking Hills and not go canoeing the scenery is just so wonderful.

Visited August 2013
3 Thank aberfitchgr534
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English first
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36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Nice canoe trip”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

We arrived and told them we wanted to do the 7 mi canoe trip, paid, got our paddles, and waited maybe 30 minutes to get in the van. The person who drove us helped us get in the canoe and sent us on our way with directions to the rock bridge. It was beautiful canoe trip and the rock bridge is not all the far from where we started and was a very short (although uphill) hike to get to the rock bridge.

As far as doing the 7 mile trip, it is nice and beautiful but long. Only reason we did it was so we could see the rock bridge. The rock bridge is very cool and a great photo opportunity. The estimated time they gave is probably a pretty good estimate and when they say 2-1/2 to 3 hours paddle time they truly mean PADDLE time. My husband and I don't know how to relax and were back in 2 hour 15 minutes, but that was with some work. It is not guided or anything so you can go at whatever pace you would like. I suggest that if you start to feel a little stiff (kind of hard on the back) and see a place to pull off where you can walk around take it. The last few miles there wasn't really a very good place and I wished I had taken the opportunity. We would definitely go again, it was a beautiful location and the staff was friendly and helpful.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank EmeraldH
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Seven Hills
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lazy river”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

Perfect for people looking for a slow river with few rapids, although there was a lot of paddling. We took the 7 mile trip and should have packed a lot more food. There were lots of partiers, drinking and smoking. There's a cool rope swing, and supposedly you can hike to a stone bridge but we never saw the path for it.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank Christina W
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“good times”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Loved the fact we could bring our dog in the canoe with us. He had a great time splashing in the water & watching other canoes.
It was a good price for the time we spent on the river.
Definitely recommend for a family outing.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank Becki C
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Norwalk, Ohio
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37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Be prepared to wait...and wait...and...”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

We called ahead to schedule a time ( 5 people) and they informed us that they didn't schedule times that we should just show up. After paying we were told it would only be 45 min at most before they would take us to our drop. . After an hour and fifteen min and watching several families who arrived after us get taken out I went to find out what was going on. Thy said it shouldn't be too long . After a two hour wait....we finally boarded the van for our designation. Fortunately this was one of our first activities of the week and were able to forget the experience with all the other activities to do in Hocking Hills. I do not recommend Fox's Canoe Livery.

Visited July 2013
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