Portland Mills Paddle in a 3 Person Canoe
|Paddle Time:||Approx. 3 hours|
|Trip length:||9 miles|
|Pickup times:||1:00pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm|
|Check in times:||You can depart/launch from our store any time between 9:00am-2:30pm. Trip time is based on your own preference for length of time that you would like to be on the river. The actual paddle time takes about 3 hours, but add as much additional time as you would like for stopping for lunch, etc. Pick up times are set, and are at 1:30pm, 3:30pm, and 5:30pm. If you only want 3 hrs., depart at 10:30am, 12:30pm or 2:30pm.|
|Additional info:||Popular trip. Must choose a pick up time. If you are new to paddling, and can not judge your speed, the “Scenic Solitude” river trip would be a better option, where you paddle at your own leisure (not time based).|
|What to wear or bring along:||Sunscreen, water sandals (flip flops may fall off when getting in and out of your boat), a bottle of water, a dry bag (can be rented or purchased at our store).|
3 person canoes are suitable for 3 people. We offer the Mad River Journey 167 canoes, that include 3 seats. Each canoe includes a (3) paddles, (3) life jackets, and pick up service.
This 9 mile stretch of the Clarion river is beautiful, with the Allegheny National Forest on river right, and State Game Lands on river left. You’ll likely see people biking on the Clarion / Little Toby Rail Trail along the way. Your trip will begin at our store, and end at the Portland Mills launch. It typically takes about 3 hours of paddling time. Please choose your desired pick up time (1:30pm, 3:30pm, or 5:30pm) upon booking, so that you know when to expect our shuttle. This trip is suitable for paddlers seeking a fun, adventurous time on the river. Please note that in May the water levels may be a bit higher, and paddle time will be closer to 2 hours. There is one area 5 miles down river, where paddlers go under a railroad trestle. It is important that paddlers stay right in this location, especially in times of high river levels.
Payment & cancellation policy:
20% down payment is due to reserve your trip. Balance of trip is due on arrival. If you decide to cancel your trip, in order to receive a full refund of your deposit, trip must be cancelled at least 7 days in advance. If cancelled within 2 days of booking, you will receive a partial refund (50%). Cancellations made less than 2 days in advance will not be eligible for any refund. If you do not show up for your trip on the day it is booked, you will see the balance due charged to your credit card.
Please call the store at 814-776-6285 for cancellation. Trips will not be cancelled by Country Squirrel Outfitters unless there are thunderstorms, or the river level exceeds 7′. Rain showers will not warrant cancellation. If Country Squirrel Outfitters cancels the trip, you will receive a full refund for your deposit.