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6th Annual Bavarian Ocktoberfest Paddle and Beer

This is one of my favorite night paddles. We meet at the large boat ramp(closest to rte 19) and paddle to the remote area to the left under the bridge where we usually see a lot of wildlife. Plan to paddle for about 1 1/2  hours total, and then we drive a short distance to Canonsburg where we will have reserved parking at my office, and 1/2 block away is Ocktoberfest. This festival has been rated as one of the top 10 Ocktoberfests in the country. They are expecting 40,000 - 50,000 people this weekend. This used to be held at Station Square and was moved to Canonsburg about 15 years ago. We can sample some wonderful German  brews and eat great food, and enjoy live music. The main stage band if Ruff Creek, a fantastic country rock band. 

 If you arrive later than 6:15, just paddle to your left , so you can still join us if you are late.  Since it will be getting close to dusk it is a good idea to have a light with you.  If you are a beginner and need paddling tips, please be there at 6:00. PDF's are required.  There is a bathroom at the lake, and there is a bathroom at my office  if you need to change.  This is always a fun night.

Canonsburg Lake is about 1/2 mile south of Donaldson's Crossroads in McMurray as you head south on Rte 19. The lake is on your right across from K-Mart. If you think you may need my cell #, please e-mail me and request.

Note time of departure is 6:15 p.m..  so you need to arrive before that to unload boat and be ready to go.  But if late you will still be able to join us since we will be visible on the lake and will be returning back to the boat ramp at some point.

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  • Mike

    Gary- it was a perfect night for a paddle and the Canonsburg Oktoberfest was something new and different. Thanks for making it happen. Cheers.

    September 23, 2013

  • Terry G.

    Gary, thanks for a great evening of kayaking and festivities. Perfect weather.

    September 21, 2013

  • JoAnne

    It was a great night...can not wait to see everyone again. Ty those who celebrated Octoberfest with me since I was not able to join the fun in Cannonsburg LOL I finlly got my yaks off of my car

    September 21, 2013

  • Gary (.

    a perfect night for a paddle. I loved Ruff creek and bought one of their CD's along with a few beers, great company.

    September 21, 2013

  • Mike

    Gary- I plan to be there but will be a few minutes late. I'll find you on the lake lad.

    September 20, 2013

  • Arlene

    Maybe another time. Pulling a trailer, I doubt I'll find a place to park to enjoy the festival.

    September 20, 2013

  • Amanda B.

    Excited to meet new people and have a good time:)

    September 16, 2013

  • Patty M.

    Gary, I would love to join you, but also have no kayak. Maybe I could meet up with the group after.

    September 14, 2013

  • Diane

    Today?
    Sounds like lots of fun...so many wonderful kayak trips and no kayak! I must resolve this issue before next summer!

    September 14, 2013

    • Gary (.

      my bad it is for next Friday. many members have extra kayaks, so you may want to ask if anyone has an extra

      1 · September 14, 2013

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