night kayaking

5 Benefits to Midnight Kayaking

The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District offers multiple opportunities for a moonlight paddle! But what are the benefits of evening kayaking?

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When you’re relaxing at the lake on a hot day, you’re bound to see a few adventurous souls out in kayaks! Did you know that some kayakers also enjoy paddling on the water after hours?

Why Night Kayaking?

There are several benefits to kayaking at night!

  1. No sunscreen needed! At night, you don’t need to worry about burning under the hot rays of the sun.
  2. Helps burn off stress and energy from the day. Get a better night’s sleep after burning off some of the day’s residual energy.
  3. Less crowded on the water. You don’t have to worry about skier or pontoon parties. The water will likely be calmer.
  4. Unique nightlife. Different animals come around at night and you might see some nocturnal friends!
  5. Good for the soul. The peacefulness of a nighttime kayak adventure is tough to beat. The quiet atmosphere and calming water are not something you can experience during the day.

Looking Ahead

Various Fishing Tournaments at Multiple Lake Parks

Program Schedule at Pleasant Hill Lake Park – August 12-26

Amazing Races at Charles Mill Lake Park – August 18-20

Cody Clayton Eagle band at Seneca Lake Park – August 19

Craig Morgan LIVE at Atwood Lake Park – August 19

Yoga on the Beach at Atwood Lake Park – August 19

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The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District is responsible stewards dedicated to providing the benefits of flood reduction, conservation, and recreation in the Muskingum River Watershed. The MWCD is the largest conservancy district in the state and led the effort to construct 14 dams and reservoirs. The MWCD has jurisdiction for its operations in all or portions of an 18-county area. The 18 counties wholly or partially contained in the MWCD jurisdiction are Ashland, Belmont, Carroll, Coshocton, Guernsey, Holmes, Harrison, Knox, Licking, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Richland, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas, Wayne, and Washington.

Audrey Mattevi, Reporting

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