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American Canoe-Pa Rafting

In Ohiopyle, like in many places in Pennsylvania, rafting started with family companies. During the late ‘50s and ‘60s, the families of whitewater started with Lance and Lee Martin establishing rafting for Scouts, Edward Coleman, a professor of Indiana University, sponsoring student river excursions, and the Mariettas running their rafting business out of their family home. The companies continue that family magic by staying in the family, like the husband wife team of Joel and Robin Means that started a newer company in Ohiopyle, Ohiopyle Trading Post, in 1991. With these family operations, it’s no wonder the park and its river trips are filled with family fun.

In the Lehigh River Gorge there are companies like Whitewater Challengers with over 40 years of experience, Pocono Whitewater with moonlight trips, Whitewater Rafting Adventure’s family-run finesse, or the personal feel of Extreme Adventure Travel Outfitters’ small group tours.

Thought you had to go to Colorado to enjoy a canyon? From March to May you can enjoy the free-flowing waters of Pine Creek, The Grand Canyon of PA. Go with Pine Creek Outfitters or Canyon Cruises founded back in the late ‘40s.

All across the state there are various levels of rafting difficulty, often on the same river, making rafting the perfect activity for almost every age!

 

Youghiogheny River

Wilderness Voyageurs Rafting

Laurel Highlands Rafting

Ohiopyle Trading Post Rafting

White Water Adventurers Rafting

 

Lehigh River

Pocono Whitewater Rafting

Whitewater Challengers Rafting

Whitewater Rafting Adventures Rafting

Jim Thorpe River Adventures Rafting

Extreme Adventure Travel Outfitters Rafting

 

Pine Creek, The “Grand Canyon” of Pennsylvania

Pine Creek Outfitters Rafting

Canyon Cruises Rafting

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Before You Mow ... Please consider where you are blowing your grass clippings. Depending on your laws of your local government, blowing grass clippings into the road may be illegal under their stormwater regulations. Grass clippings can clog storm drains and catch basins. They also introduce additional organics (and possibly herbicides and pesticides) into local waterways as part of stormwater flow. Please blow all clippings away from the road. Please share to show you care about a Healthy 'Hanna.

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