Fall Paddle Fest


Enjoy a float down one of Pennsylvania’s Official Water Trails!
After the float, enjoy live music and a cookout with fellow paddlers.

HOW DOES IT WORK? Drop your gear at the launch below the dam in Pymatuning State Park, and then proceed to Riverside Park (Greenville, PA) and park your vehicle. From there, take our bus shuttle back to the launch, and put-in when you’re ready!
Busing from Riverside Park to Pymatuning will be provided. Buses run every half hour from 8-11:30AM.

How much does it cost? $15 per person

What does that get me? A beautiful day on the river, shuttle, AND lunch! All proceeds from this event help pay for Water Trail maintenance. Lunch provided @ Riverside Park, Greenville.

WHERE DO I PUT IN AND GET OUT? Launch from Pymatuning State Park float to Riverside Park (9 miles, ~3.5 hours Class 1 Water)

Restrooms Available at launch, mid-float (Halfway Rd), and at take out.
Registration 7:30 am – 11:00 am at Pymatuning State Park
$15 per person

You must register BEFORE you ride the bus back up to Pymatuning.

Shenango River Watchers is a non-profit organization, we do not have kayaks or canoes to rent. Sorry!

There is no pre-registration. You can print and fill out the registration form at home and bring it with you on the day of to make the registration process quicker and easier.

Paddle Fest Registration Form

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact our office!



We have no way of knowing how many/ where trees have fallen over the last 24 hours. The water is higher than what is considered a safe level, and even with closing the gates of the Pymatuning Dam, the water is still rushing in from the creeks and tributaries.

Please spread the word!

We hope to reschedule for some time next month.

If you have already paid for a t-shirt and cannot make the rescheduled date (TBA), please contact our office.

Stay tuned to our emails, website posts, and Facebook for updates on the rescheduling!

Tire Recycling

9am – 1pm or until the truck is full!
West Middlesex, PA | Behind O’Neill Coffee

Help the environment and clean out your garage too! Don’t let your tires end up in a landfill. Bring us your old tires to be recycled!

This collection is open to anyone who lives within the Shenango River Watershed!

We are also in need of VOLUNTEERS for this event!
If you would like to volunteer please contact our office (724)342-5453

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Fly Casting Clinic with Ted Fauceglia

Hello aspiring, amateur, and advanced fly casters alike!
Have you ever wanted to know more about fly fishing? Have you tried fly fishing, but you aren’t sure you have the proper equipment? Are you an avid fly fisherman, but you don’t know or have not perfected all your casting skills?
If you answered yes to any or all of the above, we have a treat for you!
Ted Fauceglia, author of Mayfiles, Major Eastern and Midwestern Hatches, renowned photographer and certified casting instructor has offered to give a free Fly Fishing Casting Techniques Seminar/Clinic at Buhl Park on Sunday, May 6th at 2:00pm. Not only will Ted give us a brief discussion about equipment, he will demonstrate and teach several popular casting techniques and some difficult casts so you are better prepared for fly fishing on our local streams and river!
Ted became a Federation of Fly Fishers Certified Casting instructor after years of fly fishing and months of hard work, classes and testing and he is ready to share what he learned with Shenango River Watchers! We hope you will join us to learn from this incredible teacher!
We will meet at the grassy area next to the eastern part of Lake Julia (east of the bridge) at 2:00pm. It is not necessary that you have equipment to attend this class, but if you have it, bring it!

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Join us for a Wildflower Hike on the Shenango Trail on April 29th at 1:30 PM. We will meet at the New Hamburg Canoe Launch, then carpool in as few cars as possible down to the Big Bend Launch and hike back from there. The hike is about 4 miles long. Please dress for the weather as well as wet, muddy trail conditions.

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Earth Day Cleanup 2018

Join us for our Earth Day Cleanup on Saturday, April 21st at 9:00 AM

We will meet in the Sharon Center parking lot on South Water Street