Western Pennsylvania has hundred of miles of lakes, rivers and waterways accessible to the public for canoeing. Laurel Hill State park located just about 12 minutes from Claycomb Chalets offers canoe rentals through a private outfitter. Also close by is Ohiopyle state park that offers guided river tours down the famed Youghiogheny River. The river features three sections ranging in difficulty from Class II to Class V whitewater rapids. There are several open-to-the-public lakes nearby for leisurely paddling and/or fishing.