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Approaching downtown Warren, PA
on the Allegheny River
a view from Point Park on the Allegheny
. 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
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.
click on photo to
head downstream
Hickory Street Bridge over the Allegheny River
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