The Conewango

Mike wanted to paddle at least one more time before winter. He invited Terry who invited me… Lucky me! Gorgeous blue skies, temps near or above 60.


We put in to the Conewango Creek off Route 62 between Jamestown and Frewsburg. Many thanks to Sarah who helped us with the logistics.


Mike paddled in front, Terry behind. I sat in the middle. (I’m not used to not being in control… it was quite a lesson in patience and trust…)

Lunch Break

This section of the creek is part of Chautauqua County’s Marden Cobb Waterway Trail. We stopped at one of the leanto sites for lunch.


I took way too many pictures of leafless trees reflected in the water.


The Conewango

Not all of the water is this flat. Once you pass the Akeley Bridge, there are several spots where the water runs fast. It made me very nervous. (I don’t have a good track record with boating in general. For example, click–> here.) I put my camera in the dry sack during that part and have no pictures…

Still, everything went well. I didn’t get (too) wet. We didn’t capsize. There were no strange weather changes. Could this be a new era for me and boats?

5 thoughts on “The Conewango

  1. Here in PA, we have streams named the Conowago, Conococheege (sp.) and the Conowingo. I’ve always been told that “cono” means water in the Delaware-Susquehannock Native American language, so I guess those folks were up your way too. One means “shining water” and the other means “fast or rippling water.” I always forget which is which, though.

    Carolyn H.

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