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Old 09-05-2018, 07:50 AM   #1
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Default Lake Wilhelm 9/9/18

Sunday, Sept. 9th 2018 at 10 AM (Note slight change of launch area from last year)
Lake Wilhelm at Goddard State Park in Mercer County, PA
We will gather at Launch Area 3 between 9:30 and 10:00 AM. No shuttle will be involved so we want to depart about 10 AM. We will be going on a round trip heading north to start.
*This is a flat water paddle so it will be excellent for all skill levels including beginner and first timers so please invite them all to join us. Some kayaks and canoes are available for rent at the lake marine concession (Rental price is a bit steep).
*We will be traveling about 6 miles total. Binoculars and cameras will help. We should see bald eagles, ospreys, cormorants, great blue herons, Canada geese, and various ducks, kingfishers, hawks, seagulls and crows at the least.
*Directions are easy. Take I-80 to I-79 north, Go north on I-79 two exits, Turn left on Route 358, Just across the bridge you will bare right (Brown sign for Goddard State Park), Follow this road to crossroads, Turn Right and follow to the lake. Launch Area 3 will be on the left after crossing the causeway, Turn into Launch 3 and go boat launch.
*Couple of extra things are:
*Goddard State Park has (I my humble opinion) the nicest bike trail in NW PA. It is a 12 mile loop around the lower lake and runs right by the put-in. This trail is paved and has curves and hills and bridges going thru fields and woodlands. If you like to bike maybe bring bikes along also for a double outing.
*We will discuss that day to either go to the Lake Wilhelm Winery or Grantham’s Landing Restaurant after the paddle.
Websites to visit for more info:
http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/statepar...auricekgoddard
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Old 09-05-2018, 04:40 PM   #2
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Here are the GPS coordinates for boat launch #3
41°25'32.6"N 80°09'04.1"W
I plan on being there if there are no thunderstorms

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Old 09-05-2018, 09:42 PM   #3
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Expect me there. Haven't made a paddle on this lake yet.
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Old 09-08-2018, 07:15 PM   #4
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Sorry I won't be making this trip due to the cold rain...
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Old 09-09-2018, 05:24 AM   #5
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Cancelled due to weather conditions I
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Chalk another one up for mother nature. But we will keep paddling. So we'll hopefully see a lot of you next weekend at BUCKALOONS. It's a fun time to be together whether we paddle or not. Plus the Kinzua Bridge Festival is that weekend.
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