Category: Kayaking

Weekend Trip Idea: PA Kayak School

Two summers ago I went through a bit of a kayaking spree. I frequently kayaked around the lake at Marsh Creek on hot summer days (perfect remedy for those of you adjusting to life post-your parent’s pool) and even went on 3 day-2 night kayaking trip down the Delaware River with my buddy Eric. While I’d

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Kayaking & Piano Bars in Pittsburgh

I’m actually embarrassed for how long it took me to write this post.  My excuse is that it’s the start of the school year and that always brings about a lot of extra work. I forget every year how time consuming grading papers is.  I’m also going to shamelessly self promote myself here. I’ve gotten the

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Kayaking the Delaware

With the impending official arrival of summer, I wanted to write a post about all the great kayaking and camping trips Pennsylvania has to offer.  I went to reference the post I “wrote” about my trip kayaking down the Delaware last year and found that the post, while started, had never came to fruition.  Looking back, it makes sense, as

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Weekend Trip Idea: Annapolis Maryland

I’m a sucker for a good harbor town and duly impressed by military pomp and circumstance.  Annapolis Maryland has both of these, and since Preakness is this weekend, I’m Maryland-theming the blog. Annapolis, a town of just under 40,000, is located on the Chesapeake Bay just 26 miles south of Baltimore and 29 miles east of Washington DC, is

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Full Moon Fun in Pennsylvania

The full moon party in Lake Placid really got me thinking about how little we utilize the nighttime for outdoor activities.  Skiing underneath a full moon (or lack of full moon in our case) was a lot of fun and a completely different experience then skiing in the daytime.  And it’s not just skiing, there’s an abundance of

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Weekend Trip Idea: Millinocket Maine

I’ve been unsuccessfully trying to visit Maine now for the better part of two years.  My three main draws being: the scenery, adventure sports, and most importantly the chance the devour several fresh Maine lobster rolls. One problem with Maine is that it is a pretty sizable drive from Pennsylvania, yet close enough that flying

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Kittatiny Canoe Rafting & Camping: Literally the Easiest Trip To Plan & Execute

Whenever I tell people that my friends and I have an annual camping/rafting trip to New York, the reactions are usually somewhere along the lines of “wow you guys are hardcore” or “I’d never be able to rough it for a weekend and do whitewater.”  Occasionally I let whoever I’m talking to think I’m some backwoods

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A Little Instagram Action at Marsh Creek.

I spent this 90 degree Memorial Day at Marsh Creek Paddle Boarding; it’s becoming my new addiction. We paddled for three hours, at least one full one being spent lounging in the middle of the lake. My friend’s girlfriend informed us that “paddle boarding yoga” is now a thing. We attempted a few yoga poses (none

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Caguya Lake Scenic Byway

Last week, one of the yahoo stories of the day (those fluff pieces that scroll across the screen on the homepage) was entitled “10 Great All-American Roadtrips”.  I’m a big fan of roadtrips, but am consitently dissapointed that on the majority of these lists, most of the roadtrips take place either out west or down

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A Sober-ish Fun Day

Planning a Soberish Fun Day I meant to start this post Sunday, but my body has literally prevented me. I believe I’ve posted before how I try and have “sober fun weekends” every once in a while, to convince myself there is no problem.   I try and find some sort of activity (preferably outdoors) which

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