Paddling includes kayaking, canoeing and even standup paddling on lakes, river or small streams.  Everyone seems to have a kayak on the top of their car these days.  You can buy a canoe, kayak or stand up paddleboard at your local sports outfitter, but what do you do with it once you buy it?  Find a program that teaches you the mechanics or getting it in the water, paddling it and what you do if it tips! Paddling is a beautiful way to experience the outdoors while viewing wildlife or fishing, or just exploring a stream through the woods.  There are even opportunities to canoe to a cultural event at a park and ride a bike back to your starting point.  Check out the opportunities now!

Activity Description

Canoeing for 30 minutes with moderate effort will burn 238 calories while kayaking for the same amount of time will burn 170 calories. 

Additional Resources

Follow these links to gather more information on paddling. They may or may not be directly affiliated with Get Outdoors PA.

American Canoe Association (includes Stand Up Paddling)  
PA Fish & Boat Commission  
Kayak Online  
Rafting America  
Take Me Fishing in PA  

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Digital Photo Hike - Whitewater Action
Delaware Canal State Park

Program Location: Tohickon County Park, 127 Cafferty Road, Pipersville, PA

Registration Required. Please click the register button on the right to sign up.

A leisurely hike with a focus on action photography digital camera skills and techniques during the scheduled whitewater release on the Tohickon Creek. On this hike we'll discuss zoom and using fast shutter speeds to capture action. Photographer Ed Norman will be along to share his expertise. You can check out some of his photos from the November 2015 Whitewater Release here.

While participants can take photos of anything, the suggested subject for the hike will be action shots of whitewater kayakers. All are welcome, but some basic knowledge of digital photography and cameras will be helpful. Bring your own camera (DSLR with zoom lens recommended), or loaner Canon Powershot cameras will be available upon request. There will be an optional post-hike gathering at Tohickon County Park to eat lunch and look at and discuss participants' photos.

Contact:  Ian Kindle [p] 610-982-0166 or [e]


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