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Pennsylvania whitewater, Martins Creek

Northampton county, Flicksville to mouth section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     6 miles
  This stretch of Martins Creek in Northampton County is 6 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-III section of whitewater. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Pennsylvania are often easier than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that the rivers in this state are less demanding. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with
    plenty of rivers for that. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Getting a good workout and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came. This river system has a few good paddling
sections and the Flicksville to mouth section is one of them. The starting location is a short drive from Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. On this section you do get some distance, it's perfect for a one day trip. The natural beauty of Pennsylvania and the cool fresh water beats anything. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short  
distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set.

Briefly about the general area:
There are plenty of folks from Martins Creek here at Martins Creek, and good skiing awaits you at Shawnee Mountain. Summertime highs at Martins Creek frequently tend to be in the 80's with night lows in the 50's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 30's; winter nights come with lows in the 10's to Martins Creek. Martins Creek is a relatively wet place generally with a great deal of precipitation. May is the wettest month with most rain while February is the month with the least amount of precipitation.

Martins Creek, Flicksville to mouth 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 Martins Creek.
 Whitewater Near Martins Creek:
Martins Creek, Northampton County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Flicksville to mouth)
Whitewater Outfitter - Adventure Sports, Monroe County, 12 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Pocono Creek, Monroe County, 15 miles away
      Class II-IV - 10.6 miles long (Tannersville to Stroudsburg)
Whitewater Outfitter - Delaware River Tubing, Hunterdon County, 18 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Paradise Creek, Monroe County, 19 miles away
      Class III - 7.7 miles long (Keokee Chapel Lane to mouth)
Whitewater Outfitter - Whitewater Raft Center, Monroe County, 20 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Brodhead Creek, Monroe County, 20 miles away
      Class I-III - 21.2 miles long (Canadensis to mouth)
Pequest River, Warren County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 14 miles long (Great Meadows to Delaware River)
Tohickon Creek, Bucks County, 21 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.8 miles long (Ralph Stover State Park to Point Pleasant)
Tohickon Creek, Bucks County, 21 miles away
      Class I-III - 4.7 miles long (Quakertown to Pennsylvania Route 563)
 Ski Areas Near Martins Creek:
Shawnee Mountain, Pennsylvania , 14 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Alpine Mountain, Pennsylvania , 16 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Camelback, Pennsylvania , 17 miles away, 800 foot drop, 15 lifts, 34 runs
Mount Airy Lodge, Pennsylvania , 18 miles away, 250 foot drop, 3 lifts, 6 runs
Blue Mountain, Pennsylvania , 22 miles away, 1082 foot drop, 9 lifts, 33 runs
Big Boulder, Pennsylvania , 31 miles away, 475 foot drop, 7 lifts, 16 runs
Tanglwood, Pennsylvania , 32 miles away, 415 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
Spring Mountain, Pennsylvania , 33 miles away, 420 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
Bear Creek, Pennsylvania , 35 miles away, 510 foot drop, 7 lifts, 21 runs
Ski Big Bear, Pennsylvania , 35 miles away, 650 foot drop, 5 lifts, 18 runs
 Hotels Near Martins Creek:
The Lafayette Inn, Easton , 6 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Phillipsburg, Phillipsburg , 6 miles away
Quality Inn Easton, Easton , 7 miles away
Days Inn Easton, Easton , 7 miles away
Comfort Inn Easton, Easton , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Martins Creek:
Kirkridge Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Bangor, 7 miles away
Hickory Lake Campground, Mount Bethel, 8 miles away
Shady Acres Campgrounds, Portland, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Martins Creek:
Indian Trail, Monroe , 16 miles away
Camelback Trail, Monroe , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Martins Creek:
Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Bethlehem - PA , 18 miles away
Delaware National Scenic River, Bushkill - PA , 25 miles away
Big Pocono State Park, Pennsylvania , 17 miles away
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Pennsylvania , 26 miles away
Tobyhanna State Park, Pennsylvania , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Martins Creek:
Harker's Hollow Golf Club, Phillipsburg , 5 miles away
Sterrett Golf, Easton , 5 miles away
Architects Golf Club, Phillipsburg , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Martins Creek
Zacharias Pond, Monroe , 11 miles away
Chicola Lake, Monroe , 13 miles away
Camp Sun Mountain Lake, Monroe , 13 miles away

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