Saturday, June 6, 2009

Loyalhanna Creek: (Bush Recreation Area to Launch Inflow Access Area off Rt-22)

Link: (June 6, 2009) Today I paddled 13.4 miles

This is one of my favorite flatwater spots in Southwestern Pennsylvania. The scenery is ideal for outdoor enthusiast as you are sure to spot all kinds of wildlife including white-tail deer, numerous species of bird like blue heron, osprey, hawks, and even an occasional bald eagle.

What makes this place nice is that you will rarely come across any motorized boats, so take your time and explore. About a mile into the paddle is a nice rock formation that has tons of layers and years of erosion to occupy your time.

Warning... There aren't many places to stretch your legs, so be sure to take advantage of "Bob's Rock" about 4.0 miles down the creek. It is the only good place that I have found, that allows you to take a break or have lunch.

Finally, A good paddle is to the bridge on Rt-22. Without leaving the main channel for exploration the bridge is about 6 miles from your launch site at Bush Recreation Area.

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