The Lambert Family started the Old Mill Canoe Rental in 1971 by renting the very first canoe on Blue River. They began with just 5 canoes, and a few years later, it grew to 250 canoes. Over time, the Lambert Family decided to scale back and the fleet was reduced to about 50 canoes and 20 kayaks. The business was family owned and operated by the Lamberts and Knapps for 44 years until February of 2016 when Kevin Reitz and Angela Pedigo became the new owners. The Reitz and Pedigo families plan to grow the business while keeping it tight-knit and personal throughout the journey, like it always has been.
A local photographer submitted these photos of the Bald Eagles that our customers see as they make their way down our stretch of the Blue River.