June 11th, 2017: Susquehanna Brewing Co.

Irene and Bob Wendoloski have put together what looks like a fantastic trip on a new-to-Canoe-and-Brew stretch of the river! We’ll pass dramatic Campbell’s ledge, Bob reports, as well as Coxton Rail Yards, where archeologists found artifacts from 8020 B.C. (No, that’s not a typo.  There really were people living here back then!)  There’s also a good chance we’ll see bald eagles and hawks all along this stretch.

We’ll float six easy miles, then head to Susquehanna Brewing Co. for some new brews , acoustic rock and blues tunes by Paul Martin and some fine food from Southwest Savory Grill‘s food truck. The owner, Don Jones, is our kind of people – the Wendoloskis know him through biking.  They recommend pre-ordering your meal, lest we overwhelm them when we show up. Their number is 570-613-8226.

Special note: You’ll need a launch permit from DCNR to legally launch from our starting point.  It’s up to you whether you want to chance the fine.

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Date:  Sunday, June 11th, rain or shine!

Brewery:  Susquehanna Brewing Company, 635 S. Main St., Pittston

Outfitter:  Susquehanna Kayak and Canoe Rental, 2374 Sullivan Trail, Falls, 570-388-6107.

The price: $10 per head for the shuttle. Contact the outfitter to make the arrangements, or to rent a boat. Boat rentals are $45 and include the shuttle.

Susquehanna Kayak&Canoe

River Beginning:  DCNR Apple Tree Boat Launch*,  106 Apple Tree Rd, 18643 Exeter, PA across from the Apple Tree House Restaurant. You can see the map here.

River Finish: 914 Susquehanna Ave, West Pittston, PA,  just  past the Water Street Bridge. The map is here.

Total Miles:  6 miles

Estimated Time on the River :  4 to 5 hours (depending on river conditions)

Schedule:

• 9AM:  meet at Apple Tree Boat Launch to unload boats*
• 9:30AM: drivers only, caravan all vehicles to the River Finish in West Pittston
• 10:00AM   drivers only board shuttle bus for the ride back to the launch point.
• 10:30AM:  launch boats and depart on river
• 1:30PM to 2:30PM:  estimated arrival time in West Pittston (depending on river conditions) Load boats, and drive to Susquehanna Brewing Company just an easy 2 miles away.

*If you are shuttling your own boats, and don’t need to hire the outfitter, just be at Apple Tree Boat Launch by 10:30

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