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Kids Float

Kids Float is a weekly guided float for 10 – 16 year olds from 8 AM – 1 PM. The cost is $20 and includes a guided float, gear rental, and lunch. No experience is necessary.  Kids will learn how to get in and out of the kayak, as well as how...

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Outdoor Allegheny River Services

Outdoor Allegheny River Services provides canoe and kayak rentals for the Franklin, Pennsylvania Region. We offer trips on French Creek and the Allegheny River from Meadville to Emlenton! Check out our routes.

NEW RENTALS FOR 2014

OARS now offers even more to help you enjoy your weekend on the river!

Bicycle Rentals: Rent a bicycle and enjoy one of our beautiful local bike trails (including the Allegheny River Trail, the Samuel Justus Trail, and the Sandy Creek Trail). We have a fleet of new Cannondale Adventure 3 bikes waiting for you! Cost is $8 per hour, or $30 for a full day.

Camping Gear Rentals: Too tired to drive home? Maybe you’d like to enjoy a night under the stars but don’t have your own tent? Rent a tent and sleeping bag from OARS. Cost is $10 per night for a sleeping bag, and $20 per night for a tent.

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

TUESDAY: Student Tuesdays; show your student ID for a $5 discount.

Kids Float from 8 AM to -1 PM. A guided float and lunch for kids ages 10 to 16.  No experience necessary. The cost is $20, and includes a guided float, gear rental, and lunch. Begins June 10, 2014 and continues every Tuesday, weather permitting.

WEDNESDAY: Senior Wednesdays; $5 discount for guests age 55 and over.

THURSDAY: Student Thursdays; show your student ID for a $5 discount.

FRIDAY: Kayak & Coffee at 9 AM. Enjoy a cup of java and a bit of breakfast, then a morning float. The cost is $20 if you need to rent gear, and $15 if you have your own gear. Coffee and a breakfast snack are included. Begins May 23, 2014 and continues every Friday, weather permitting.

MONTHLY SCHEDULE

Ladies Only Night: Join us on our popular once-a-month ladies only trip! This is a guided Wednesday evening trip. Registration begins at 4:30 PM, and we’ll head out on the water at 6 PM.  The cost is $40 and includes instruction, canoe/kayak, paddle, and life jacket. If you have your own gear, the cost is $25.  After the trip, you’ll enjoy a complimentary themed meal and drinks around the fire. The trip changes monthly to different sections of the Allegheny River.  2014 dates coming soon!

Couples Night: Imagine a romantic trip for two. You’re both in kayaks or sharing a canoe and you’re floating together, creating memories. When the float comes to an end, waiting for you is a warm fire, a bottle of wine, and a delicious steak dinner, all to be enjoyed under the moonlight.  Welcome to our monthly Couple’s Night!  This is a guided Friday evening trip.  The cost is $50 per couple if you have your own gear, $60 per couple if you need to rent gear. The cost includes wine and dinner.  2014 dates coming soon!

SPECIAL TRIPS

2014 Special Trips dates coming soon!

Paddle & Pedal

Kids Float: Begins June 10, 2014 and continues every Tuesday, weather permitting.

Couples Night

Ladies Only Night

Kayak & Coffee: Begins May 23, 2014 and continues every Friday, weather permitting.

FRENCH CREEK FARM SPECIAL

Plan a relaxing weekend on French Creek with the French Creek Farm Special. Rent a cabin from French Creek Farm in Utica, PA, and add some fun with a canoe or kayak rental from OARS.  The cabin is three bedrooms and sleeps eight, with a full kitchen, a full bathroom, and cable TV. There is a minimum two-night stay.  The canoe or kayak rentals include life jackets and paddles.

  • March – May (excluding Memorial Day)
    • Cottage: $99 per night (Includes free firewood!)
    • Canoe: $40 per canoe for one night, or $50 per canoe for two nights
    • Kayak: $35 per kayak for one night, or $40 per kayak for two nights
  • June – August
    • Cottage: $115 per night
    • Canoe: Please call OARS for canoe availability and pricing.
    • Kayak: Please call OARS for kayak availability and pricing.
  • September – October
    • Cottage: $115 per night (Includes free firewood and tractor rides!)
    • Canoe: $40 per canoe for one night, or $50 per canoe for two nights
    • Kayak: $35 per kayak for one night, or $40 per kayak for two nights
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