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There is one small dam to carry about 4/5 of the way through the trip at a beautiful spot called "Grings Mill". The river is fed by dam releases and it is important to check the flows on the USGS web site before you go. (Water depth at the Blue Marsh gauge should be at least 2.6 feet) The river is very quiet and peaceful, with occasional mild rapids but nothing serious. It is beautiful throughout and a wonderful way to spend 3 hours. There are many places to stop along the way for a picnic; the best being near the red covered bridge at the Berks Heritage Center or at Gring's mill.
We saw four great blue herons, an osprey, many trout and carp in the water, and many geese and ducks with their young. Our highlight was coming upon a deer in the middle of the stream drinking, until he figured out what we were and left in a hurry. The Tully is a great, safe trip for beginners and kids and could handle either a canoe or kayak, as long as the water depth is enough.
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