SORRY, GUYS – HIGH WATER IS FORCING US TO POSTPONE THIS TRIP. WE’LL UPDATE AS SOON AS WE RESCHEDULE.
(If anyone is up for chancing the trip with high water, contact Susan Schwartz at email@example.com. It won’t be an official CnB trip. But we can try the paddle, run our own shuttle, and head to a Danville brewery afterward.)
Could it be named Rock God Brewing Co. in honor of our rocky Susquehanna River…?
Thank you Chris Donato for organizing! We’ll be starting at Chris Ehmer’s Susquehanna Outdoor Adventures and taking out at the old Danville Ferry launch, just upstream of the Danville-Riverside bridge. We’re almost sure to see some eagles along the way, plus great blue herons, and the always pretty scenery along our favorite river!
Rock God Brewing is usually closed Sundays, but they’ll kindly take beer orders from us by special arrangement, to be delivered by Dave Estep to the picnic grove! Look below the brewery logo to see the menu – prices include taxes. Bring exact change!
Then we’re heading to Chris Donato’s beautiful picnic area by Maus Creek for for potluck dinner to go with our brews. It’s a gorgeous place, complete with two swimming/fishing holes and a fire pit. So fresh grilled fish is a distinct possibility! She’d also be thrilled if someone brought a guitar to play.
You can set up your own shuttle, or Chris Ehmer will shuttle you and your boat for $20 – maybe a little more if there are so many of us, he needs to rent a bus, but we won’t know that until a few days before. If you don’t have a boat, Chris Ehmer will rent you one for $32.
Got questions? Contact Chris Donato at 570-204-8689 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brewery: Rock God Brewing Co.
Outfitter: Susquehanna Outdoor Adventures
FIRST: meet at Montgomery Park/Old Danville Ferry Launch (link to map here) to load boats, drop off growlers and place beer orders.
River Beginning: Susquehanna Outdoor Adventures
River Finish: Old Danville Ferry Launch
Total Miles: 14 miles
Estimated Time on the River : 4.5 to 6 hours (depending on river conditions)
- 9:30 AM: Meet at Montgomery Park/Old Danville Ferry Launch to put in orders for growlers and load boats for shuttle.
- 10:30 AM: Launch at Susquehanna Outdoor Adventures.
- 3 – 4:30 PM (Depending on river conditions.): Finish at the Old Danville Ferry Launch.
- Whenever we get off the river: Head to Donatos’ Grove (generously opened to Canoe and Brew by our kind Organizer.). Here’s a map. And here are the written directions: From Wendy’s in Danville (at the corner of routes 11 and 54,) take 54E, then turn left on 642W towards Milton. Go exactly 1 mile on 642 W. Turn right on Old Furnace Rd. You will see the Donato farm on the right, 2 big barns (one used to be the Arizona Cafe and Christmas Shop). Old Furnace Rd runs along the side of the farm. Follow Old Furnace Rd about a half a mile. You’ll pass a big red house on the right (Shipe family), and you’ll see an old iron furnace on the left. Cross an old stone bridge and then right before you reach a crossroad, take a right into the field. Chris Donato will put balloons out to show you where the turn is. Drive slowly through the field and you will reach a copse of trees. You’ll see a mowed area for parking. Just beyond the trees is a picnic area along Maus Creek.
- If it’s too muddy, we’ll go to the former Arizona Cafe, which Chris’ family owns, instead. It’s nearby.