Juniata River: Lewistown to Mifflintown is a 10.4 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Newport, Pennsylvania that features a river. The trail is primarily used for fishing, canoeing, and whitewater kayaking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
We drove it but there were plenty of places to get down to the river and enjoy it. It might make a nice canoe trip for the spring.
I have to agree that this has too much traffic along it. However, we were part of the traffic because we followed by road.
We did a multiday kayak camping trip on the Juniata. The water level was at 1.75 Huntingdon and 3.75 Lewistown. This was adequate water for us to paddle with heavy boats. We read this was a rural river but there were countless RV parks and enough trains and traffic to make you feel like youre in the city. The boat ramp at Huntingdon was very nice. The take out at Mifflintown was less than ideal, primarily due to parking. The Mifflintown PFBC access is better if you have launch permits. On the first night, we camping at the island around mile 70. It was adequate. The second night we were planning to camp on one of the islands downstream from Lewistown, the three public islands were not suitable. We had to go down to Mifflintown and camp in between the private islands. We saw a lot of birds which included 5 bald eagles. I could hear animals flee when I approached shore but could not see them. There is a Sheetz at the access in Lewistown and a tavern across the bridge. This was convenient for camping. This was a good trip but does not have rural/nature feel to it.