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Aug

Review of Ontario’s Madawaska Kanu Centre

Review of Ontario’s Madawaska Kanu Centre By Jon Nelson Madawaska Kanu Centre is a well-known paddling school for kayaks and whitewater open canoes. Located in Barrys Bay, ONT on the banks of the Madawaska River, MKC was established in 1972 and is now operated by the founders’ daughter and her husband, Claudia Kerckhoff and Dirk …

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Aug

Canoeing Guidebooks for Pennsylvania

Canoeing Guidebooks for Pennsylvania by Jon Nelson Many PA paddlers are familiar with the excellent river guidebook by Ed Gertler, but probably fail to realize that there are several other fine guides that provide coverage of PA streams omitted by Gertler (see p.8 of his book for a list of guides to nearby states). Gertler’s …

4
Jul

CANOEING THE SOUTHERN END OF BLACK MOSHANNON

CANOEING THE SOUTHERN END OF BLACK MOSHANNON By Gary Thornbloom Late Spring approach to southern end of Black Moshannon Black Moshannon, or Moss-Hanne as American Indians named this watershed, has always held both a sense of mystery and magic for me. Moss-Hanne–moose stream– seemed the appropriate name as Park Manager Chris Reese steered our canoe …

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Jul

Paddling Pennsylvania Book Review

Book Review of Paddling Pennsylvania by author Jeff Mitchell a Book Review by Joyce Furfaro This 2010 book was written by a fellow Pennsylvanian and the District Attorney of Wyoming County. It includes almost 300 pages of valuable information regarding the more popular creeks and rivers in our state. Reminiscent of Gertler’s book, Paddling Pennsylvania …

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Jun

Paddling Is …

The Top 10 Reasons We Think Paddling is the Fastest Growing Human Powered Sport by Roxanne and John Parrott Two summers ago, we attended the Youghiogheny Sojourn. The Yough was named ‘2008 River of the Year.’ On one of the paddling days, Denny Tubbs of the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission gave a talk about …

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Jun

The Top 10 Reasons We Think Paddling is the Fastest Growing Human Powered Sport

The Top 10 Reasons We Think Paddling is the Fastest Growing Human Powered Sport by Roxanne and John Parrott Two summers ago, we attended the Youghiogheny Sojourn. The Yough was named ‘2008 River of the Year.’ On one of the paddling days, Denny Tubbs of the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission gave a talk about …

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May

Top 10 Reasons to belong to the Canoe Club of Centre County

Top 10 Reasons to belong to (and support with your membership dues) the Canoe Club of Centre County: 10. To be part of a network of paddlers – varied interests and skill levels – in our area! 9. To play a role in building a canoe club, here in Central Pennsylvania – by helping sponsor …

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Apr

Camping and Canoeing on the West Branch

Camping and Canoeing on the West Branch By John Crooks The West Branch of the Susquehanna offers some of the best canoe-camping trips in the region. My favorite trip is a leisurely one or two night trip starting near Shawville and ending at either Karthaus or Keating. The longer trip is 52 river miles. The …

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Mar

Alert: The Red Moshannon Downriver Race

Alert: The Red Moshannon Downriver Race By Richard Shaw Wake up! It’s Spring! For over 20 years the last Saturday of March has been one of the most special days of the year for me because that’s when the Red Moshannon Downriver Race happens. (It has been happening for 43 years now, but I’m a …