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This is a part of a PA DNR water trail and there are a number of places to put in and take out. Three sections of the river are recommended for paddling, the others have old dams on them and not something I wanted to deal with, as we had pre-teen and teen kids with us. Good maps and information are available - Google 'yellow breeches water trail' and it should be the first hit listed.
We put in at Messiah College in Grantham, really good parking and access, and right by an old covered bridge as a bonus. We took out at the McCormick Linear park, which runs a good long ways along the river about 3.5 miles downstream and has good parking and outstanding access - just lift the boat from the water and place it in the truck. The shuttle is less than 10 minutes one way.
The scenery is quite good and the trip is largely shaded. The river moves at a pretty good pace and there are some riffles and a couple of sections of mild whitewater. There is one old spillway of some sort which the kids loved, and easy to run on the right at the water level we experienced. The trip took about 2 hours with some breaks, but easy to add more to make a day of it.
I will have to go back and do different combinations of this creek, it has many possibilities. The creek is very popular, so on a warm summer's day you will not be alone. The river is also very popular (and friendly) for tubing, which we want to do at some point also.
URCHIN Portable Anchor
1 Canoe/Kayak Trailer