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Mary Shaw and Roy Weil

Freewheeling Easy, the book
September 2001

Canoeing in western PA
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Mary Shaw and Roy Weil have canoed, biked, hiked, and XC-skied Western Pennsylvania for over 20 years. Many people have introduced them to trails, and they return the favor by writing guide books.

They wrote FreeWheeling Easy in Western Pennsylvania to encourage people to walk and ride on the motor-free trails, especially rail-trails.

They also edited the definitive Canoeing Guide to Western Pennsylvania. The guides covers the canoeable waters that run westward out of Pennsylvania via the Ohio River. It includes some streams from neighboring areas, as well. The guide is the result of volunteer effort over the past 30 years by many, many canoeists, working through the Pittsburgh Council, American Youth Hostels . It is currently in its eighth edition, covering about 3000 miles of rivers in 470 pages.

You might also be interested in some of Roy's other favorite outdoor books. You can order them, from

You are visiting FreeWheeling Easy in Western Pennsylvania, copyright 1998,1999,2000,2001 by Mary Shaw and Roy Weil. We encourage you to link to these pages or print copies for personal use. However, if you want to copy the material for any other use, you must ask us first. Other outdoor publications by the authors. Page updated 04/08/06 by Mary Shaw     Comments to maintainer.

As always we have made a serious effort to present accurate descriptions.  However we are human, trails change with time, and we occasionally receive incorrect information.  Therefore we can not be responsible for discrepancies between these descriptions and actual trail conditions.   Use common sense, judgment and be careful out there.