Oswayo Creek (Shinglehouse, PA to Toll Gate, NY) Professional Review and Guide
"The name Oswayo is the English interpretation of an Indian name but no one knows for sure what it means. For most of its route, Oswayo Creek is wide (50 to 75-feet wide) and deep in springtime. There are some wide, shallow spots, which lead us to believe paddling in summer and fall may be more of a challenge.
The current alternates from slow, steady to fairly fast but remains an easy paddle, with few impediments. There are plenty of islands to paddle around, but choosing a preferred route is not an issue. What we really enjoyed on this waterway was the fact that it winds through countryside, away from any major roads and therefore was quiet and teeming with wildlife. We saw lots of deer, teal ducks, kingfishers, and followed 3 eagles downstream, getting views of these majestic birds at close range. Watch for beaver and raccoon tracks in the mud along the shores. Since you’re in the wilds, there are plenty of spots that beckon for a picnic stop."