101 Calcutta Rd , Midland, PA
Come join the Ohio River Trail Council for an end of summer paddle party at the beautiful Lock 57 Community Park. Kayak, canoe, and stand up paddle along the National Scenic River - Little Beaver Creek (all levels of experience welcome) or follow the Ohio River Water Trail to the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge (only experienced paddlers).
Canoeists, kayakers and paddleboarders must adhere to the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission requirements - wearing a personal flotation device (life jacket) and carrying a sound-producing device. A white light either hand-held or installed is to be displayed in time to avoid a collision. PA registration/launch permit not required.
This picturesque area is located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and is characterized by steep walls, wooded slopes, and high rock cliffs. The watershed is home to Beaver Creek State Forest, Beaver Creek State Park, and Sheepskin Hollow State Nature Preserve and has long been known by those who love nature as the place to go to see beautiful wildflowers, a wide variety of birds and wildlife, and scenic vistas. Deep gorges provide nesting-site habitat for eagles, ducks, songbirds, woodpeckers, owls, hawks and many other birds. The flora of this area contains several interesting and unusual species. Canada yew, yellow and black birch, hemlock and mountain laurel can be found in the deep river valley. The shoreline is lined with delicate wildflowers including jewelweed, hepatica, violets and spring beauties. Many types of wildlife find the varying habitats inviting. Red fox, skunk, raccoon and white-tailed deer are commonly seen.
Please bring a covered dish for the picnic. Thank you.