While we are wooden canoe enthusiasts, we welcome any type of canoe or kayak to join our outings. In fact, many of us have non-wooden canoes that we use when we paddle on water where it might be rocky or have other obstacles.

Meetings, Paddles,and Events -- 2018 Season

This is a simple summary of our expected events and outings in 2018. For more timely information, check our monthly Newsletters that are located on the WCHA web site, under the Local Area Chapters link.

February 24 - South Park, Pennsylvania. Max Peterson's Shop, 10 am. Canvasing our chapter project canoe, a Peterborough Champlain. This canoe will be autioned at July WCHA Assembly in July.

March 17 - Cadiz, Ohio. At Presbyterian Church, 11 am. Viewing movie about the late Walter Walker, famed canoe builder.

April 21 - Salt Fork, Ohio. 10 am. Outing on Salt Fork State Park lake. Camping opportunity for those who want to extend the weekend.

May 19 - Big Run State Park, Maryland. 10 am. This is a new venue for the Chapter.

June 1 to 3 - Cooper's Lake Campground near Portersville Pennslvania. We join the Western Pennsylvania Solo Rendevous for that event.

June 22 to 24 - Allegheny River trip. Can join this event for 1, 2, or 3 days. Check Chapter Newsletters closer to the event for details.

July 17 to 22 - WCHA Annual Assembly in Peterborough Ontario.

August 25 - Verona, Pennsylvania, Sylvan Canoe Club. 10 am. A day trip on the Allegheny River.

September - Tentative outing on the Muskingham River in Ohio.

October 12 to 14 - Mini Assembly at Gifford Pinchot State Park, near Harrisburg Pennsylvania.

October - Sylvan Canoe Club in Verona Pennsylvania. Annual Chapter meeting.


Meetings, Paddles,and Events -- 2017 Season

2017, January 14 - Cadiz Ohio, 1 pm. Sharing canoe stories and discussing paddling techniques

2017, 11 February - Bethel Park PA. Slide presentation by Larry Barth that encompassed his career as a sculptor of birds, building his wooden canoe, and a lifetime of family canoe trips in Algonquin Park.

2017, 18 March - Silk screening Chapter t-shirts

2017, April 21 and 22 - Moraine State Park paddle

2017, May 27 - Laurel Hill State Park. Nature walk and Free-style demonstration

2017, June 2, 3, and 4 - Solo Canoe Rendezvous at Cooper's Lake

2017, June 16, 17, 18 - Big kids and Little kids on the water for Father's Day

2017, July 11 to 16 - WCHA Assembly at Paul Smith's College, New York

2017, August - Joint paddle with another club

2017, September 8, 9, 10 - Allegheny River paddle around Tidioute

2017, October 6, 7, 8 - Mini Assembly at Gifford Pinchot State Park (PA)

2017, October - Annual meeting and dinner at Sylvan Boat Club