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American Canoe-PA Kayakin the Upper Yough

In 1976, Wilderness Voyageurs (WV), a Martin family founded and operated company, opened a kayaking school in Ohiopyle, PA. Though WV was the first place, today it’s not the only place to learn kayaking on the Youghiogheny. You can learn how to nail your roll with Ohiopyle Trading Post, or enjoy the more leisurely experience of being guided in small groups of rec kayaks along the Middle with Laurel Highlands. In other places in PA, such as the Lehigh River, you can get the basics over a day or two, or schedule for more advanced instruction. You can enjoy the various water in state parks in various kayaks—skirted, inflated, rec, sit-on-top, and pedal-drive. From Ohiopyle to the Nockamixon, find the right place and stop thinking about it and start kayaking!


Youghiogheny River

Wilderness Voyageurs Kayak Instruction

Laurel Highlands Guided Kayaking

Ohiopyle Trading Post Kayak Instruction

Youghiogheny Canoe Outfitters Kayaking Pittsburgh Kayak Rental

Hazelbaker’s Bottom Yough Outfitters Kayak Trips


Lehigh River

White Water Challengers Kayaking Clinics

Whitewater Rafting Adventures Kayaking Trips and Instruction

Jim Thorpe River Adventures Inflatable Kayaking

Extreme Adventure Travel Outfitters Inflatable Kayaking


Pine Creek, The “Grand Canyon” of Pennsylvania

Pine Creek Outfitters Kayak Rental

Canyon Cruises Kayak Rental


Lake Nockamixon

Nockamixon Sit-on-top Kayak Rental

Nature’s Way Canoe & Kayak Sales

LL Bean Outdoor Discovery School Kayaking Courses


Blue Marsh Lake

The CRANK Pedal-Drive Kayak Sales


Raccoon Creek

Larry Beighey’s Raccoon Creek State Park Boat Rentals


Lake Erie

Presque Isle Kayak Rental


Loyalhanna Water Trail

Laurel Highlands Livery Kayak & Canoe Trips


PA DCNR Canoeing/Kayaking in State Parks

State Park Canoeing/Kayaking

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