Canoe and Kayak

Avonmore Community Association

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P.O. Box 198
Avonmore, PA 15618
Phone: 724-388-2123

Avonmore Canoe LaunchThe Pasternak Recreation Area provides a canoe launch that has public access to the Kiskiminetas River. Their park area includes pavilion with electric, porta potties, primitive camping and fishing area. This organization holds many different fundraising events throughout the year for the community.? The Avonmore Harvest Jubilee is a fall festival which takes place in September.


Hemlock Lake

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Hemlock Lake Road
Johnsonburg, PA
Phone: 724-463-8636
http://www.indianacountyparks.org

Hemlock LakeThe 205 acre park, located in northeastern Indiana County in Banks Township, features a 60 acre lake with two boat launches and ares for picnicking, hunting, hiking, fishing and ice fishing. Two pavilions, at the park, are available on a first-come first-serve basis. The lake is stocked with bluegill, bass, catfish, muskellunge, walleye and northern pike. Fishermen may moor their boats at the park following regulations established by the Fish & boat Commission. Only electric motors and hand propelled boats are permitted.


Main Line Canal Greenway

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PO Box 348
Altoona, PA 16603
Phone: 814-940-1922
www.mainlinecanalgreenway.org

The Pittsburgh-to-Harrisburg Main Line Canal Greenway™ is a 320-mile corridor that follows the historic path of the Main Line Canal System. It intends to serve as a physical connector that improves opportunities for public access, linkage to important destinations, and economic development. It is not a single, long-distance trail for unimpeded travel. Its core directive: facilitate a continuous land-and water-based recreation system that serves as a connectivity and unification tool for local governments and organizations wishing to create recreation, heritage, environmental, educational, and economic development projects that maximize the quality of life for Pennsylvania residents. http://mainlinecanalgreenway.org/experiencing-the-greenway/traveling-by-boat/kiski-conemaugh-water-trail/


Saltsburg Canal Park/Contact: Saltsburg Borough

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320 Point Street
Saltsburg, PA 15681
Phone: 724-639-9413
http://www.visitsaltsburg.com

Running the entire length of Saltsburg Borough is a 62 foot wide section of greenway known as Saltsburg’s Canal Park.   The Park is located on the site of the former PA Mainline Canal that later became the PA Railroad and now overlaps a section of the West Penn Trail. Visitors will enjoy a scenic, river-view walkway enhanced by informative historic signs, a footprint of Canal lock #8, a footbridge, and benches and picnic tables for relaxing moments.  Also, a section of the Park, known as North Park, now includes Saltsburg’s Veteran’s Memorial.  The water-wave paved sections of the Park between Washington and Market Streets serve as the location for setting up community special events such as vendors’ booths and food stands during Canal Days and Saltsburg’s lighted Christmas Trees display during the month of December.  


Saltsburg Kayak & Canoe Outfitters

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111 Market Street
Saltsburg, PA 15681
Phone: 724-252-8520
www.saltsburgkayak.com

Historic charm, an expanding regional trail system and scenic river voyages make Saltsburg, PA the ideal setting for outdoor enthusiasts and newcomers to the sport of kayaking. Saltsburg Kayak & Canoe Outfitters is conveniently located to provide all that you need to enjoy a day on the river or trails. The West Penn Trail runs directly past our historic mill building, which is located across the street from river access. We rent both boats (kayaks and canoes) and bikes, as well as provide transport for boat owners. Our feature river trip is a leisurely 7.5 mile float from the Conemaugh Dam to our location in Saltsburg. We provide your boat, paddle, PFD (life jacket) and transportation to the launch. Cyclists can ride for miles on the West Penn Trail and Westmoreland Heritage Trail. Saltsburg Kayak & Canoe Outfitters services group outings such as youth groups, corporate outings, wedding parties, family reunions and more, providing both a fun group activity and a rustic atmosphere to relax before or after your river adventure. The mill and yard can be rented for picnics or events.    


Silver Canoe Campground

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140 Silver Canoe Campground Lane
Rural Valley, PA 16249
Phone: 724-783-6000
Fax: 724-783-2171
www.silvercanoecampground.com

Silver Canoe campground, open year-round, is located on 38 acres at the upper-end of Keystone Power Dam Lake, with a 2-acre private lake, swimming pool, and so much more! Silver Canoe Campground


The River's Edge Canoe & Kayak, LLC

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3158 River Road
Leechburg, PA 15656
Phone: 724-845-9501
www.the-rivers-edge.com

The River's Edge Canoe & Kayak, LLC is a canoe/kayak sales and rental store with a full service bait and tackle shop. It is located along the Kiski River just outside of Leechburg, PA. Trips are available from a variety of locations from Avonmore to Schenley. Livery service is available for renters as well as boat owners. Open March - November. Come paddle with us! The Kiski River was named the "PA River of the Year" in 2000. This is one of the best kept secrets for small mouth bass, walleye and perch. The Kiski River is stocked for trout, and catfish abound!


Yellow Creek State Park

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170 Route 259 Highway
Penn Run, PA 15765
Phone: 724-357-7913
www.DCNR.PA.gov

Yellow Creek State ParkCamping cottages, located near the lake-shore, each having electricity, picnic table, fire ring and a porch. The six cottages each sleep five people in bunk beds, Also available at the state park are yurts - round, canvas and wood walled tents that have a wooden floor as well as a deck, and sleep five people in bunk beds. Each yurt also has a cook stove, refrigerator, microwave oven, table, chairs, electricity, fire ring and picnic table.