Paddling - Canoe & Kayak
Paddling Western Pennsylvania Waterways
Thousands of miles of rivers and streams await your and your kayak or canoe in Western Pennsylvania. Learn about the popularity of paddling in the region, and the best places to go canoeing or kayaking in Pittsburgh and Western PA.
Paddling Pennsylvania Waterways
Overview of paddling options in Western Pennsylvania covers popular canoe and kayak routes.
Allegheny Outfitters - Canoe & Kayak Rentals
Located in Warren, Pennsylvania, Allegheny Outfitters offers canoe and kayak rentals, trip planning, and shuttle service on the Allegheny River. Includes suggestions for several self-guided paddling trips.
Organization for gay and lesbian rowers in Pittsburgh.
American Canoe Association
The nation's largest and most active nonprofit paddle sports organization, the ACA is dedicated to promoting canoeing, kayaking, and rafting as wholesome lifetime recreational activities.
Three Rivers Rowing Association
Rowing and kayaking opportunities for everyone from novice to expert. Everything that you need to know about races, river information, and where to row in Pittsburgh.
Canoeable Streams in Western Pennsylvania
This neat program from Ed Conley uses real-time streamflow data from the USGS to determine which western Pennsylvania streams are currently canoeable, which are too high, and which are too low.
Steel City Rowing Club
Pittsburgh's newest rowing club on the Allegheny. Open to all ages, no experience needed. Check out camps, lessons, event calendar, and race results online.
French Creek Canoe Guide
Comprehensive guide to canoeing or kayaking on beautiful French Creek in northwestern Pennsylvania includes access and launch points, plus paddling descriptions of each stretch of French Creek.
University of Pittsburgh Crew
A club sport at the University of Pittsburgh with an emphasis on competitive rowing. Membership is open to men and women who attend the University and have an interest in rowing.
French Creek Ecotours
Experience the vast biodiversity of this nationally renowned stream with a guided tour from French Creek Ecotours. They also provide canoe and kayak rentals and shuttle service to nearby access points.
Paddling in Pennsylvania
Read reports and descriptions of places to canoe or kayak in Pennsylvania. From Paddling.net.
River and Water Facts
Interesting facts about rivers and water from the National Park Service.
Riversport School of Paddling
Get instruction in kayaking or canoeing, or canoe and kayak rentals from this outfitter on the Youghiogheny River in Confluence, Pennsylvania.
Saltsburg River & Trail
Canoe and kayak sales and rentals, and excursions along the Loyalhanna, Conemaugh, and Kiskiminetas Rivers in Western Pennsylvania. Located in Indiana County, PA.
Three Rivers Paddling Club
Headquartered in Pittsburgh, this regional paddling club includes hundreds of members from Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, and the Maryland panhandle. Get the scoop on Pennsylvania rivers, club events, paddling lessons, and more.
Three Rivers Rowing Association
Nonprofit organization offers a variety of paddling options for beginner to expert, including weekly urban kayak tours, kayaking lessons, kayak polo, rowing leagues, and even dragon boat racing.
Tips for Buying a Canoe
Learn important information about canoe materials, width, length, and hull shape from the American Canoe Association.
Tips for Buying a Kayak
Before you buy a kayak you need to know what kind of water you will be paddling and the basics of how kayaks work.