a view from Point Park on the Allegheny River. View of the new Hickory Street Bridge from Point Park in the
city of Warren, Pennsylvania. Point Park is located at the confluence of the Allegheny River and the
Conewango Creek, which flows from Chautauqua Lake in New York state. The city of Warren comes into full
view once you get around the riffles here.Click on the bridge to go around the bend and see downtown
This is a great spot to take a canoe break, now that you have gotten past the refinery which is pretty much the
only spot where things can get hairy because they used to dredge the river there and some of the water is
pretty darn deep. Not here, though--your canoe will probably scrape bottom and you might have to do a little
portage. Watch out for the pipe that goes across the river here.
Some people don't like refineries, but we used to cavort down there every summer--believe it or not that was
our playground last century. We enjoyed looking at the 1930s fire trucks on hand, watching the refinery works,
and even smelling the oil. Go figure. We'd go next door to the junkyard, pick out some huge tractor innertubes,
then patch them up and float down the river, which is full of islands and all kinds of wildlife. Turn over a rock
here and you'll find a crawdaddy or maybe a hellbender, a giant salamander.
In the Conewango Creek looking toward the Allegheny River at Point View from Point Park in Warren, Pennsylvania. For best results, paddle upstream into the
Conewango a bit, then come downstream into the river.
Approaching downtown Warren, PA on the Allegheny River
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