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This is an ideal float trip if you want to get in and out of the water in under two hours. You start at the Greevy Boat Launch (RM 37) and paddle to the access at Montoursville, 2 miles downstream. You set off into lake-like conditions with lots of open flat water that measures a few feet deep. One could easily just hang around the launch and return to Greevy if you did not want to go down river. Paddling river left takes you along the banks of River Front Park and the historical site on Canfield Island. After the park (at RM 36), will be a series of islands that mark the mouth of the Loyalsock Creek. Faster water and some waves can be found far river right from these islands. Right past the rapids is the spot where the old Montoursville log boom used to span the river and collect the timber as it was floated downstream. Continue to paddle for a few more minutes before heading to the take out at Montoursville located on river left at RM 35.
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