The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Union County

March 28, 2013

Three Buffalo Creek Kayak Trips Span Navigable Length Of Waterway

In April, the Buffalo Creek Watershed Alliance (BCWA) will offer kayakers and canoeists an opportunity to traverse three different sections of Buffalo Creek with stops at historic mills along the way. “BCWA is hosting three canoe and kayak adventures this spring, each focusing on separate lengths of the creek,” says BCWA board member Edwena Eger. “Paddlers who sign up for all three trips will experience nearly the entire navigable length of Buffalo Creek.”

On April 6, beginning at 1 p.m., the BCWA’s first excursion will cover the upper section of Buffalo Creek from Cowan to Mazeppa with a stop to tour historic Johnson Mill. On April 14, the watershed group’s second excursion will travel the lower portion of Buffalo Creek from Strawbridge Road to St. George St. in Lewisburg beginning at 1 p.m. This outing will include a stop at Hubler Covered Bridge near the U.S. Penitentiary.

The middle section of Buffalo Creek from Mazeppa to Strawbridge Road, with a stop to tour Grove’s Mill, the nation’s oldest gristmill still in operation, will be held on April 28 beginning at 1 p.m. Canoe Susquehanna, which will lead the excursion, will provide safety instruction and paddling techniques before putting in. A reservation and fee is required for each trip. For complete details and to register online, visit (www.canoesusquehanna.com) or call 524-7692.

The waterway adventures are part of the Merrill W. Linn Land & Waterways’ 10th annual Caring for Communities Earth Month Celebration.

 

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