Every summer, hundreds of people travel to the northwestern corner of the Pennsylvania Wilds to canoe and kayak the Allegheny River. It’s easy to understand why. The Allegheny is part of the nation’s Wild and Scenic Rivers System. It boasts several campgrounds, trails, historical sites and other points of interest, such as the Allegheny National Forest. Paddlers share the calm and scenic waterway with eagles, Great Blue Heron, snapping turtles, white tailed-deer and many other species. In 2003, National Geographic Adventure named the Allegheny River one of the nation's "40 Great Fall Weekend Getaways". Whether you’re looking for a relaxing day trip with your buddies or an overnighter to teach the kids camping skills, we’re here to help. Just be careful – you might get hooked. Some of our groups have been coming back for more than 20 years.
We're expanding in Spring 2010! New services include two standard overnight hiking trips through the Allegheny National Forest, ultralight hiking pack (and child carrier) rentals, trip planning services and vehicle shuttles. Find out more on our Hiking Rentals & Trips page.
Ever wonder what the river is doing while you're at work? Follow us on Twitter to get daily river conditions, Kinzua Dam outflow levels, trail conditions and more. And for all you fishermen out there, we even tweet those river hatches as they're happening, so you'll know what'll be biting. It's easy, get started by clicking on the twitter icon at the top of this page!
If you haven’t caught on to the geocaching craze yet, give it a try! The Allegheny River Wilderness Island Geo Trail is a great chance to earn a cool-looking coin (pictured left), while exploring one of America’s Wild and Scenic Rivers. Learn more on our Geocaching page.
Allegheny Outfitters is partnering with the Subaru Leave No Trace training team May 2010 to offer this two day condensed trainer course. Participants learn the concepts and prepare to teach Leave No Trace curriculum in a variety of settings-schools, camps, parks, wilderness and front country areas.Limited space available. Read more here.