Pennsylvania contains more miles of rivers and creeks than any other state except Alaska, making the Keystone State a prime destination for canoers and kayakers. This guide contains information for 211 of the commonwealth's rivers, creeks, lakes, ponds, and reservoirs. The author provides firsthand tips and recommendations gleaned from his experiences on each waterway. Included for each body of water is information on length, difficulty, potential hazards, quality of scenery, and opportunities for fishing, camping, and wildlife viewing.
Jeff Mitchell is the author of Backpacking Pennsylvania, Paddling Pennsylvania, Hiking the Endless Mountains, and Hiking the Allegheny National Forest. He is a board member for the Keystone Trails Association and a member of the Alpine Club of Williamsport. He lives near Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania, where he works as the District Attorney of Wyoming County.