- August 18th at 9:00 am
- August 18th at 3:00 pm
It’s time for our 4th annual Canoe Trip & Picnic. You can participate in
both the Canoe Trip and the Picnic, or just one of the two (either one)
as a stand alone event. For those who may prefer biking, there is also a bike trail running along the river that can be accessed
at Cedar Creek Park. It is part of
the bike trail that extends from Pittsburgh to Washington, DC.
The Canoe Trip
We will meet at Youghiougheny Outfitters in West
Newton at 9:00 and be transported upriver to the put-in at Smithton. We
will then paddle downriver to Cedar Creek Park for lunch (the Picnic),
after which we will continue on our journey down river back to West
Newton. Actual time on the river is about four hours. There is no real
whitewater and this is a gentle ride suitable for kids and elderly as
well as regular adults.
Youghiogheny Canoe Outfitters, 226 1/2 Collingsburg Rd.,West Newton, PA 15089. This is 1/2 mile north on Collinsburg Rd., which is a north turn off of Route 31 on the west side of the Youghiogheny Bridge in West Newton.
Prices are as follows: 2-person canoe – $42; 2-person tandem kayak -
$42; single person kayak – $30; third person in canoe – $3; transport of
personal kayak or canoe upriver – $12. Even if you do not make payment until the beginning of August, please
RSVP early so we have a good handle on how many boats
to reserve. Please register before August 10th by sending payment to CFI-Pittsburgh, PO Box 3912, Pittsburgh, PA 15230
The picnic will be a Louisiana-style Shrimp Boil at Cedar Creek park
from around 12:30 until around 2:30 PM. Menu for the Shrimp Boil includes: Shrimp, new potatoes,
corn-on-the-cob, andouille sausage, and French bread & butter.
Dessert is Cajun-style bread pudding with rum sauce.
For those who only want to
participate in the picnic, just follow the main road from the park
entrance all the way to the parking lot at the very end of the road,
about a mile from the entrance. That is where the boat ramp is and where
we will be pulling the canoes out to have our picnic. Cedar Creek Park is located one-quarter mile north of the I-70 interchange on State Route 51. Follow I-70 to Route 51 at Belle Vernon. Take the Route 51 North exit (marked Pittsburgh) and follow for ¼ mile, then turn right into Cedar Creek Park. Follow the brown Cedar Creek Park signs.
Shrimp boil food for picnic – $12/adult, $8/children under 12. Please RSVP early so we know how much food to prepare. To prepay for the picnic, please send payment to CFI-Pittsburgh, PO Box 3912, Pittsburgh, PA 15230. (canoe trip and shrimp boil may be paid with one check)
For more information or directions e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com, or call BillK at 412-384-5893.