"What happens on The Allegheny,
stays on The Allegheny."
PLEASE VISIT THE CREW PAGE FOR A LISTING OF SCHEDULED PERFORMANCES BY THE RYVER NYMPHS
CONCERT AT THE BARROW IN FRANKLIN, PA
ON APRIL 19, 2008
EXCITING NEWS!!! COMING IN 2008 THE NEW EVINRUDE 250HP
SPECIAL THANKS TO KNEAL WIEGEL AT
WIEGEL BROTHERS MARINE!!
RIFFLE RUNNER EXCURSIONS is a family-operated business with more than 35 years of experience living on the Allegheny River. Bob Miller, an avid fisherman and boat-enthusiast, purchased The Riffle Runner in March of 2005 from the family of Mr. Dick Krear, captain of RED TAIL ECO TOURS. (Please see the DICK KREAR page for the story of this extraordinary man.)
The Riffle Runner is a 24 foot by 8 foot john boat with a maximum capacity of 12-16 persons. It is named after a small bait minnow found in the river. It is a stable, safety-equipped boat with a flat bottom. It offers an excellent view of the river both far and near. (Please see THE RIFFLE RUNNER page for more photos and information about this unique vessel.)
Bob will continue Dick’s legacy of providing families, individuals, and organizations with a memorable, informative, and exciting adventure along the Allegheny River between Franklin and Foxburg. This area of the river is approximately 40 miles in length and is located mostly in Venango County. It accounts for nearly half of the 87 miles of Allegheny River designated as part of the National Wild and Scenic River System.
During these excursions, passengers are likely to encounter many species of animals that make their home on the river. Included are a vast number of bird species such as the Great American Bald Eagle, Red-tail Hawk, Canada Goose, Common Merganser, Mallard, Kingfisher, Osprey, and Great Blue Heron.
The Riffle Runner is also equipped with an underwater camera that allows a spectacular view of the underwater landscape of the river and numerous species of fish, amphibians, and other aquatic creatures.
The Allegheny River is rich with history as well. The river played a key role in the French and Indian War, and was the main thoroughfare for immigrants heading West to settle America from Ohio to the Northwest Territory.
Please be sure to visit all of the pages for lots of photos and more information on RIFFLE RUNNER EXCURSIONS.