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Pennsylvania whitewater, Conewago Creek - East

Lancaster Dauphin county, Aberdeen Mills to Hillsdale Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     6.2 miles
 
Conewago creek east is only able to be paddled, on average, six days per year, after very hard rains. Saginaw railroad bridge is a park and play kayaking feature, not a downriver whitewater run. Says Ed Gertler

The Aberdeen Mills to Hillsdale Road stretch of Conewago Creek - East in Pennsylvania is 6.2 miles long and it is classified as a class I-III section by American Whitewater. The nature scenery of Pennsylvania and the cool fresh
    water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The starting location is a reasonable drive from York-Hanover, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. If you're
a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. This is a pretty decent length section, suitable for an afternoon trip. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature will have you coming back for more. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit  
easier to master in this state than those in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that rivers in this state are less demanding. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Aberdeen Mills to Hillsdale Road section is one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
The cheerful folks of Bainbridge like to hang out nearby, and going for a hike on the Horseshoe Trail is always a pleasant adventure. High temperatures at Conewago Creek - East during the months of summer are in the 80's, and through the night it cools down to the 60's.

Conewago Creek - East, Aberdeen Mills to Hillsdale Road road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Conewago Creek - East.
 Whitewater Near Conewago Creek - East:
Susquehanna River, Lancaster/York County, 2 miles away
      Class II(III) - 2 miles long (Marietta to Columbia)
Conewago Creek - East, Lancaster/ Dauphin County, 2 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.2 miles long (Aberdeen Mills to Hillsdale Road)
Susquehanna River, York County, 6 miles away
      Class III - 2 miles long (Saginaw Railroad Bridge)
Codorus Creek, York County, 8 miles away
      Class II(III) - 4.4 miles long (Pennsylvania Route 24 to Codorus Furnace Road)
Fishing Creek - Susquehanna Tributary, York County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Martinsville to Lake Clarke)
Beaver Creek, York County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.5 miles long (Alpine Road to Bull Road)
Deer Creek, Harford County, 27 miles away
      Class I-III - 43.5 miles long (Bond Road to Susquehanna River)
Gunpowder Falls, Baltimore County, 27 miles away
      Class II-III - 2 miles long (Graves Run Road to Prettyboy Reservoir)
Little Falls, Baltimore County, 28 miles away
      Class I-III - 5 miles long (Maryland Route 4 to Gunpowder Falls)
Susquehanna River, York County, 28 miles away
      Class III+ - 2 miles long (Holtwood)
 Ski Areas Near Conewago Creek - East:
Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania , 19 miles away, 600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 15 runs
Blue Marsh, Pennsylvania , 40 miles away, 315 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 54 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Bear Creek, Pennsylvania , 73 miles away, 510 foot drop, 7 lifts, 21 runs
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 82 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Spring Mountain, Pennsylvania , 83 miles away, 420 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
Ski Sawmill, Pennsylvania , 84 miles away, 515 foot drop, 4 lifts, 13 runs
Jack Frost, Pennsylvania , 86 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 21 runs
Blue Mountain, Pennsylvania , 86 miles away, 1082 foot drop, 9 lifts, 33 runs
Big Boulder, Pennsylvania , 87 miles away, 475 foot drop, 7 lifts, 16 runs
 Marinas Near Conewago Creek - East:
Lake Clarke Marina, Wrightsville , 14 miles away
 Hotels Near Conewago Creek - East:
Hershey Lodge, Hershey , 6 miles away
Econo Lodge Hershey, Hershey , 6 miles away
Comfort Inn At The Park, Hummelstown , 6 miles away
BEST WESTERN Inn Hershey, Hershey , 6 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Hershey Chocolate Avenue, Hershey , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Conewago Creek - East:
Elizabethtown/Hershey KOA, Elizabethtown, 1 miles away
Hershey Conewago Campground, Elizabethtown, 3 miles away
Bullfrog Valley Pond Park, Hummelstown, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Conewago Creek - East:
Horseshoe Trail, Dauphin , 14 miles away
Rattling Run Trail, Dauphin , 16 miles away
Darlington Trail, Dauphin , 17 miles away
Water Tank Trail, Dauphin , 17 miles away
Shikellimy Trail, Dauphin , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Conewago Creek - East:
Catoctin Mountain Park, Thurmont - MD , 61 miles away
Greenbelt Park, Greenbelt - MD , 63 miles away
Gifford Pinchot State Park, Pennsylvania , 17 miles away
Rocks State Park, Maryland , 31 miles away
Gunpowder Falls State Park, Maryland , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Conewago Creek - East:
Par -Line Golf Course, Elizabethtown , 1 miles away
Rustic Meadows Par 3 Family Golf Course, Elizabethtown , 1 miles away
Sunset Golf Course, Middletown , 4 miles away
 Lakes Near Conewago Creek - East
Lake Redman, York , 15 miles away
Shuey Lake, Lebanon , 17 miles away
Stovers Lake, Lebanon , 20 miles away

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