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

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.

Pittsburgh-to-Harrisburg Main Line Canal Greenway

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PO Box 348
Altoona, PA 16603
Phone: 814-940-1922

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.

Saltsburg Canal Park/Contact: Saltsburg Borough

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320 Point Street
Saltsburg, PA 15681
Phone: 724-639-9413

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

  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

Silver Canoe CampgroundSilver Canoe Campground is a fun place to play for young and old alike. We are located on 38 acres on State Route 210 on the upper end of the Keystone Power Dam Lake, in a serene wooded valley in western PA. Open April 1 through October 31. Open year round with limited utilities. Full hook-up sites. We offer 83 Sites for a variety of campers from weekenders to permanent. We offer a recreation hall which can be used for meetings, parties, etc... We have a swimming pool for our guests to enjoy.

The River's Edge Canoe & Kayak, LLC

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3158 River Road
Leechburg, PA 15656
Phone: 724-845-9501

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

Yellow Creek State ParkThe 2,981-acre Yellow Creek State Park is in Indiana County along one of the first "highways" in the state, the Kittanning Path. Visitors will enjoy the sand beach, picnicking, fishing, boating, hunting and the educational programs. The 720-acre Yellow Creek Lake is a destination for boaters and anglers. The lake and park are an important rest stop for migrating birds. The park is named for Yellow and Little Yellow creeks, which create the lake. The creeks have lots of yellow clay in the banks and bottoms. The park is also the site of three hiking trails and 20 miles of single track mountain bicycle trails. Seasonal camping is available at one of the parks' 6 cottages or 4 yurts. During the winter months, the park provides ice fishing, sledding, snowmobiling in the 350-acre designated area, ice skating, ice boating, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. In addition, there are several geocaches located in the park.