Jewel of the West Branch
This river mileage will be 8 or 10 river miles between Montoursville & Muncy with an island rest stop mid-way. Keep your eyes peeled for bald eagle sightings, experience body surfing a riffle at the snack spot and bask in the peace of the river.
2017 Jewel of the West Branch Trip Dates:
- Sunday, August 27 1pm-5pm
All end times are approximate.
ALL CANOE SUSQUEHANNA TRIPS INCLUDE:
- Well maintained boats and paddles
- Life jackets (PFDs)
- Dry bags to keep spare clothing dry
- Snacks and water
- Water blasters!
- Digital photos of your adventure
- Ride back to your car in one of our bright yellow buses.
- Paddling Instruction, Local History, and Wildlife Information from our friendly, expert guides!
Enjoy the companionship of other friendly paddlers as you watch for riverside wildlife, improve your paddling skills, and learn about local history! This river mileage will be 9 river miles between Montoursville & Muncy with an island rest stop mid-way. We meet at the Muncy River Access a few minutes before 1 pm where you will park your vehicle and board our bus for the pre-trip shuttle to one of the public river access points near Montoursville. (Exact start location will depend on river & weather conditions on the day of your trip.)
After unloading gear & receiving paddling instruction, we begin our paddle with practice in a forgiving pool before heading downstream and around the bend into an area without roads, just pools and gentle drops. Keep your eyes peeled for bald eagle sightings, play and swim in a riffle at the snack spot, cool off new friends with our complementary water blasters, bask in the peace of the river, and notice the V of the pre-historic eel weirs as you make your way around their riffles. As we approach Muncy you will get to see an impressive example of a canal wall from the early 1800’s.
Cost: $55/person. If you plan to use a Canoe Susquehanna kayak, please review the Boat Choices page to help you decide which model you would prefer to use.
Cost: $45/person if you bring your own equipment. Remember, boats must have current registration or launch stickers.
Reservations are required. Email Mail@PaddleHappy.com or phone 888-524-7692 (local: 570-524-7692) to book your spot!
Montoursville Boat Launch (where Mill Street meets the River - for locals, "turn south at the Green Bridge")
Street Address, approx: 500 Mill St, Montoursville, PA 17754
[This is where we start paddling. Your fun-bus shuttle will happen after the paddle ends at Muncy Heritage Park.]