The popular downtown Hobart lake offers a place to kayak on peaceful waters, though some may not know waterways that extend from the lake can take kayakers on a 2- to 3-mile journey, one store owner says.
Ron Kurth, co-owner of Lake County Divers Supply in downtown Hobart, rents kayaks to those who want to explore Lake George by water.
“Kayaking over here on Lake George is great because people are able to go quite a distance, a few miles out,” he said.
The water trail takes kayakers from the downtown Hobart area south before swinging west. The waterway goes nearly all the way to I-65, he said.
Before beginning a trip, Kurth advises to call and check on construction, which is planned for the 3rd Street bridge near downtown this summer. The construction could prevent kayakers from accessing the other side of the bridge, he said.
Robinson Lake, located west of Lake George near I-65, is another spot for kayakers to explore, as is Deep River Water Trail, which runs from Lake George through Lake Station and Gary for 16 miles before emptying into Lake Michigan.