Category Archives: The Mid-Atlantic

Stories of my paddle trips in the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland

I Saw a Bear! Canoeing Pine Creek, Pennsylvania

(State #24/50) I’m always suspicious of places claiming to be “The Grand Canyon of…” Someone, likely from a bygone tourism board, decided to label the Pine Creek Gorge of Pennsylvania with that title. Indeed, it is a river valley cut … Continue reading

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A Soggy Bottom Canoe: Sacandaga River, New York

(State #22/50) We overuse and misuse many words nowadays. I wont say I’m as guilty as they come, but I am guilty — I’ve called coincidences ironic, I’ve referred to cups of coffee as awesome and I once literally ate 1,000 … Continue reading

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Eric Crosses the Delaware: Canoeing The Water Gap, New Jersey

(State #16/50) Every time I used to rag on New Jersey for being a pit, my Dad would tell me about the greatness of The Delaware Water Gap. So, New Jersey was an easy one to pick once I decided … Continue reading

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The Tidal Treadmill: Canoeing the Mispillion River, Delaware

(State #15/50) To be fair, it wasn’t all Delaware’s fault. I’ll shoulder some of the blame — I had picked the river for Delaware based upon only a satellite image. The mouth of Mispillion is a lazy wide river, flowing … Continue reading

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Canoeing Point Lookout, Maryland: Where the Potomac meets Chesapeake Bay

(State #14/50) My night in Maryland marked the one month anniversary of my trip — not a bad point to reach for my first paid night of lodging. Up until then, I had managed to find free camping, but the … Continue reading

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