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Calling Pine Creek a creek would be mistake. The river in northern Pennsylvania winds back and forth through the rich green forest at a surprising pace, ebbing and flowing through wide, gentle sections, and cresting white water in natural pinch points. Eagles nest in the trees above and wildlife stalks its banks; the dense forest creates an intimate nature experience. While there are some trails that traverse the river’s edge, the best way to experience its beauty is, of course, by floating with the current.
Chad and Jess Zengerle of Crooked Roots Adventures couldn’t agree more. Their newly founded adventure company offers a variety of different guided outdoor activities, including taking stand up paddle boards down the gentle sections of the river. The guided float swiftly carries guests through the beautiful river corridor with opportunities to surf small waves, or watch the attempts and successes from calm eddies on the side.
The pair also teach yoga on the stand up paddle boards and hold classes to certify solo travelers for longer, more engaged river tours. Water sports not your style? Crooked Roots is also working on expanding their year-round offerings including rock climbing, high-alpine excursions, and more.