In and Around
A number of outfitters work sections of the Delaware river, including Kittatinny Canoes in Dingman's Ferry, PA, 800-356-2852; Point Pleasant Canoes in Point Pleasant, PA, 215-279-8823; Shawnee Canoe, 800-742-9633. Bob Snodgrass, 717-828-2799 operates a shuttle service for the Delaware River.
In the Lehigh Valley, try the Pocono Whitewater Rafting Center, Rt 903, Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania 18229, (717) 325-3656, or Whitewater Challengers, Inc.. You might also want to stop in Blue Mountain Sports in Jim Thorpe to check out their paddling and biking gear for sale, or to take advantage of their bike/boat shuttle service. Contact them online via firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 800-599-4421.
Out in the Youghiogheny/Cheat area, you'll find Laurel Highlands River Tours, Inc., P.O. Box 107, Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania 15470, (412) 329-8531; Mountain Streams and Trails Outfitters, Box 106, Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania 15470, (412) 329-8810 or (800) 245-4090; as well as Whitewater Adventurers, Inc., Box 31, Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania 15470, (412) 329-8850, (412) 329-5986; Wilderness Voyageurs, Inc., P.O. Box 97, Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania 15470, (412) 329-4752.
Some outfitters specialize in the Upper Yough, including Upper Yough Expeditions, P.O. Box 158, Friendsville, Maryland 21531, (301) 746-5808.
The James River Basin Canoe Livery, Ltd., Canoe_Va@rockbridge.net, RFD #6 Box 125, Lexington, Virginia 24450, (540) 261-7334 handles trips on the James and Maury Rivers in the Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridge Mountains of western Virginia. They're about three hours southwest of Washington, D.C..