21 June 2006

Leigh River- Wildlife Adventure with Pocono Whitewater

Pocono Whitewater (Penn.) co-owner Doug Fogal led a fun-filled trip for Christian Berg Journalist of The Morning Call, Christopher Kocher, Chief Program Officer of the Wildlands Conservancy of Emmaus and Wildlands President Tom Kerr down a 10-mile portion of the Leigh River.

Leigh River"One the tripAlong the way, we enjoyed getting soaked by the rapids, which are just hairy enough to be exhilarating and just tame enough to be family friendly. We also spotted a plethora of wildlife, including Canada geese, mallard ducks, common mergansers, turkey vultures and various songbirds."

The Morning Call article points out that the Leigh River has changed incredibly during the last 50 years. The River is now is a new testament of the wonders of mother nature. Protected by envirnmental regulations, wildlife has flurished and created a wonderful location for vacations and trips.

Rafting America partner Pocono Whitewater takes newarly 40,000 visitors down the river each year. The increase in water releases has boosted business recently, allowing for more water trips during the warmer summer months.

Sounds like a good trip to take families on- a good combination of scenery, wildlife and whitewater fun.

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