Nature Notes: Canoeing, famers markets and more

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Every Tuesday and Thursday, check out Nature Notes for info on biking, hiking, fishing, backpacking and other outdoor adventures around Ohio.

That peaceful, easy feeling

Yes, I just quoted the Eagles. I happen to love the Eagles, but even people who don't can quote the Eagles while canoeing. It's that relaxing.

Man, after the incredible stress of mountain biking a few weeks ago, it was nice to kick my feet up and do some easy paddling. As promised, inside are a few more photos from my trips down the Mad River and Big Darby Creek.

Audio essay will be up shortly.

Big Darby Creek Trapper John's Canoe Livery 7141 London-Groveport Rd., Grove City 614-877-4321

Mad River Birch Bark Canoe Livery 1455 River Rd., Urbana 937-652-2663

Local growers to convene at Columbus Public Health campus

Got word from Mayor Coleman's office that food producers from across central Ohio will ge offering their wares at the Columbus Public Health campus at 240 Parsons, in Olde Towne East, on August 2, 9 and 16.

Markets run from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Thursday.

“Our Farmers Markets help remove some of the barriers of accessing healthy foods by bringing fresh fruits and vegetables directly to our neighborhoods,” says Dr. Teresa Long, health commissioner. “It is one way we are working to help people live healthier and safer lives because good nutrition is a critical factor in addressing chronic health conditions such as diabetes, overweight and obesity.”