Paddling Pennsylvania  by Bob Frye

Paddling Pennsylvania Guide Book

by Bob Frye (Falcon Guides)
Paddling Pennsylvania  by Bob Frye
Pennsylvania is a paddler’s heaven and one of America’s most blessed states when it comes to total miles of rivers and streams. Add in its many lakes, and there is quite simply all kinds and manner of waters where you can set out in a canoe, kayak, or raft. Paddling Pennsylvania describes the best and most accessible routes—fifty classics in all, from Lake Erie’s Presque Isle lagoons to the Allegheny River, from the Susquehanna to the Delaware. Carefully chosen to be within the ability of most beginning to intermediate paddlers, some routes offer wilderness paddling while others are closer to population centers, but all feature good access points, great scenery, wildlife, and opportunities to have fun.

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Trails from the "Paddling Pennsylvania" Guide Book
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The Middle Allegheny River is a fun float127 miles of undammed water that lends itself to weekend or longer trips. There are opportunities to stay in official campgrounds or, if youre feeling adventur ...
Warren, PA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 12.9
This trip along the Clarion River has long been good and has gotten even better in recent years. You get wildlife, quiet conditions, some swift but not too fast flows, great scenery, and, if youre inc ...
Ridgway, PA - Fishing,Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 15.8
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This float is in this book not so much because of what it is right now but because of what it is becoming, and what it yet might be. The Conemaugh has long had a reputation as a dirty, polluted waterw ...
Saltsburg, PA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 7.1
America's first steamboat harbinger of the modern industrial age got its start on the Conestoga River in Lancaster County, famous today for its Pennsylvania Dutch Amish community that eschews such mod ...
Lancaster, PA - Fishing,Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 9.5
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The longest undammed river east of the Mississippi, the Delaware is a delightful beauty. More than 150 miles of the river are listed in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers program, and with good reaso ...
Narrowsburg, PA - Fishing,Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 12.1
Look at the landscape cut by the Driftwood Branch of Sinnemahoning Creek and youll see what appears to be a crinkled-up piece of aluminum foil. Its all peaks and valleys and shadows and light. But tha ...
Emporium, PA - Fishing,Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 12
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The Frankstown Branch is classified as a river, but in reality its small enough that it feels more like a middling-size stream. That may be the reason it gets overlooked a bit by paddlers in this regi ...
Mt. Etna, PA - Fishing,Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 11.9
For cutting through some seriously steep mountains, the Juniata (pronounced jewknee- AT-a, meaning vertical or standing stone in the language of the areas original inhabitants, the Onojutta-Haga India ...
Port Royal, PA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 13.9
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The Kiskiminetas Riveror Kiski (pronounced KISS-key), as its known to localsis a surprisingly nice river thats just recently become known as a place to paddle. Its not a wilderness river, by any means ...
Apollo, PA - Fishing,Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 8.5
Theres no area of Pennsylvania as densely populated as its southeastern corner, as youll see if you drive through Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, the cities that line this route. This is the most ur ...
Allentown, PA - Fishing,Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 11.3
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The North Branch of the Susquehanna is a big, beautiful river in its own right, with some dramatic cliffs offering wonderful scenery from the waterline up. This particular trip gives you the chance to ...
Towanda, PA - Fishing,Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 18.4
There was a time when Oil Creek was just thata stream that often held as much crude oil as water. The worlds first oil well was drilled nearby, and the resulting mad rush to harvest that newfound sour ...
Oil City, PA - Fishing,Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 9.5
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This trip passes through a deep gorge known as Pennsylvanias Grand Canyon and the largest contiguous natural area in the state. Its every bit as awesome as all that would suggest. Its wild, rugged, an ...
Ansonia, PA - Fishing,Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 17.1
This is the only major float in this book that isnt on moving water. Its so unlike anything else in Pennsylvania, though, that its worth a visit, especially if you enjoy wildflowers and wildlife.
Erie, PA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 8
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The path followed by the Raystown Branch of the Juniata looks like the trail of a drunk staggering home after a late night at the bar, zigging and zagging, looping this way and that, meandering from h ...
Everett, PA - Fishing,Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 13
The Schuylkill River has unofficially been tagged the Revolutionary River because George Washington and his troops famously spent one winter in what is now Valley Forge National Historical Park, which ...
Phoenixville, PA - Fishing,Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 7.8
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The Susquehanna River Basin as a whole isnt the biggest aroundthe Ohio River watershed is largerbut when it comes to individual rivers, the Susquehanna is the granddaddy of them all in Pennsylvania. I ...
Duncannon, PA - Fishing,Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 10.6
On a map, this section of Swatara Creek looks like one of those chocolate bunnies you used to get on Easter. You may not see too many rabbits taking this float, but you will have a lot of fun as you s ...
Lebanon, PA - Fishing,Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 9.6
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If its wilderness you want, theres no place to get it like the West Branch of the Susquehanna River. Theres nary a road to be found, just a lightly used railroad and a handful of camps, with the last ...
Karthaus, PA - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 22.5
The Youghiogheny (pronounced yawk-o-GAY-knee) River, or Yough, as its called locally, is most famous for the whitewater in its southern reaches, around places like Ohiopyle State Park. But this is a b ...
Connellsville, PA - Fishing,Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 14.1
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