Canoe ~ Kayak ~ SUP ~ Raft ~ Rescue


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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ACA - Pennsylvania shared Venture Outdoors's event. ...

About Boating Safely

March 24, 2018, 9:00am - March 24, 2018, 4:00pm

Join Venture Outdoors and members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary for About Boating Safely. This course gives participants the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification in Pennsylvania. Topics include: general information about boats and maintenance, navigation rules and aids to navigation, guidelines for operating your boat or PWC safely, what to do in case of boating emergencies and state-specific laws and regulations you must follow. Cost includes lunch, book, certificate and card of completion.

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ACA - Pennsylvania shared Spirit of the River: Ohiopyle Wine and Arts Festival's event. ...

Ohiopyle Wine, Art & Music Festival

May 19, 2018, 12:00am - May 19, 2018, 5:00pm

Spirits of the River Festival is a benefit festival to raise money for operations of the borough of Ohiopyle. Ohiopyle borough has no income from over 1.5 million visitors each year.. no paid parking, no additional sales tax.. So in order to help keep toilets flushing and our river clean...along with other operations. We hold this festival to help raise money, and in the first three years raised $57,000 to help with repairs to our sewage plant, fix the town park playground, and help finally bring high speed internet into Ohiopyle. So if you love Ohiopyle.. come to our festival and help us raise money to help Ohiopyle borough, our fire department and our community center.

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ACA - Pennsylvania shared ACA: Canoe - Kayak - SUP - Raft - Rescue's post. ...

Need something for movie night? Check out "Reading the Rhythms of Rivers and Rapids"...this hour long film was produced by the ACA and the Aquatics Taskforce of the Boy Scouts of America, and features 11 distinct chapters that cover a wide range of paddling topics. Pick up your copy today at!

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