I’m planning on taking a canoieng trip next weekend (fourth of july weekend) with my girlfriend, and I would like fellow doper’s opinions and recommendations.
Preferably I’m looking for some sort of outfitting service in NY and PA, something I can get to within a couple of hours from NYC and that will rent us the equipment and pick us up down river.
I’m also looking for lots of wild scenery, mountains, forests, calm water, wild life, etc. I really don’t want to be canoeing through heavily populated areas in other words, I don’t want to see houses, I want to feel like I’m in some remote wilderness area miles from civilization.
Minor white water is ok, but nothing scary, my SO probably wouldn’t like that. We’re also planning to take to ground somewhere along the way of the trip and have a light picnic (maybe even swim a little). Should be lots of fun, but I want to make sure we get something truly special in terms of scenery.
So far I’ve found the following two places which look really good, any of you outdoors enthusiasts have any suggestions or opinions on these places?
For bonus points and a cookie, what do you guys/gals suggest for a light picnic we can take in a small cooler? I was thinking along the lines of pasta salad and bruschetta.