Sunday, June 21, 2009

Kettle Creek, Potter County, PA

My husband is a fly-fisherman. A while back he picked up a book entitled, something like, 'The best 100 trout streams in the U.S.'. He seems to have, now, made it his mission in life to fish as many of them as possible.

This is turning out to be less difficult than he originally thought as a significant number of them are just a few hours from our house, in central Pennsylvania.

Near the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania, just west and south of PA Rt 6 (which runs along the northern part of the state), are loads of trout steams, many of them Class A. We decided to take a week and spend it in the area.

After my husband narrowed down the possible locations to use as a base, it was now my job to find accommodations. And did I get lucky!

I found Kettle Creek Adventures. Run by a lovely couple, Dave and Brenda, Kettle Creek Adventures offers accommodations in their beautiful home. Located just across the road from Kettle Creek, their new, huge, lodge-in-the-woods offers both B&B and self-contained accommodations. We opted for the B&B and had our own room, private bath and were treated, each morning, to a fantastic custom made breakfast.

From their wrap around deck we were able to watch wildlife in the evenings and mornings, and Dave, a licensed guide, gave us directions to great fishing hotspots.

As readers of this site know, we typically do not go back to the same place twice. We made an exception here and are returning to Kettle Creek Adventures next year.

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