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Water Recreation Outfitters in Northwest Pennsylvania


A strong outfitting industry has grown in northwest Pennsylvania in response to the need for water recreation equipment and services. This is good news for the area, which depends on tourism as a major source of economic input to the region. The following paragraphs provide contact information and a brief description of each outfitter with its specialties and experience.


Allegheny River Canoe Rental Darl Black Fishing Guide
Allegheny Outfitters Inc. Indian Waters Canoe Rental
Cook Forest Canoe Rentals Outer Limits Outfitters
Country Pedalers

Allegheny River Canoe Rental

Allegheny River Canoe Rental

Located in Franklin, Allegheny River Canoe Rental offers a full line of kayaks and canoes for your Allegheny River or French Creek experience. Built on the bank of the Allegheny, this outfitter is easy to find and provides a number of trips for day and overnight excursions. Group rates are available.

  • For additional information, call 814-432-7644.
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Allegheny Outfitters, Inc.

A happy kayakerAllegheny Outfitters, Inc. is located in Warren County and is a complete source for planning a canoeing adventure in the Allegheny National Forest area. Complete packages include transportation, equipment, and trip itineraries. Offering single-day to multi-day trips, Allegheny Outfitters can accommodate the day paddler or the three-day adventure seeker, and group rates are available.

  • For additional information, call 814-723-1203.

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Cook Forest Canoe Rentals 

There are several Canoe rental companies located in the Cook Forest area along the scenic Clarion River, including the Cook Forest Canoe Livery, Pale Whale Canoe Fleet, Love's Canoe Rental, and Allegheny National Forest Boating. The Pale Whale (814-744-8300) and the Cook Forest Canoe Livery (814-744-8094) are located directly in Cooksburg, and specialize in day trips of various lengths.

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Country Pedalers Inc.

Country Pedalers

Located in Franklin directly beside the Allegheny River and the Samuel Justus Recreation Trail, Country Pedalers has been expanding its business constantly for the last eight years. Currently, they provide canoes, bikes, and roller blade rentals and sales. There is also a full service bicycle repair shop on site, as well as pedal and paddle tours.

  • For additional information, call 814-432-8055 or 800-707-6520.

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Country Pedalers in Franklin

Darl Black Fishing GuideFisherman

Based out of his home in Cochranton, Darl Black is one of the only fishing guides in northwest Pennsylvania. With over 25 years of fishing experience on local waters, and experience in writing and photography of the area, you're always guaranteed a special experience with Darl.

Darl offers the fisherman many options such as choosing the local water type or the species of fish to be caught, and even whether you want to fish from a watercraft, float tube, or the bank. In other words, the diversity of the trip depends on your taste in fishing.

  • For additional information, contact Darl at 814-425-8011.

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Indian Waters Canoe Rental

Indian Waters Canoe Rental offers single-day to three-day trips on the Allegheny River in Warren County. They provide all the necessary equipment, and group rates are available.

  • For additional information, call 814-484-3252.

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Outer Limits Outfitters

Outer Limits Outfitters in Franklin provides numerous outdoor adventure opportunities to the recreation seeker. Canoe excursions on the Allegheny River are one of their specialties, and overnight trips are fully guided with meals and tents provided. Other guided excursions include hiking, backpacking, mountain biking and fishing trips. Choose to fish in a number of different streams and lakes. Darl Black and other guides work with Outer Limits and they will take you to several of the best fly-fishing streams in the area. In addition, they rent equipment for many outdoor adventures, including tents, stoves, and backpacks. Ask about their Corporate Outdoor Adventures for businesses.

  • For additional information, call 814-432-8432 or 800-707-6520.

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