OARS provides canoe, kayak, bicycle, and outdoor gear rentals for the Franklin, Pennsylvania Region. We have more than 65 boats, a fleet of Cannondale Adventure 3 bicycles, and camping gear.

We are a short drive from Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Akron/Canton, Erie and Buffalo. We can handle large and small groups, and we offer shuttle services, catering, customized trips, and package deals with local businesses. We’ve been doing this for 8 years, and have gained a vast knowledge of logistics, so you can depend on us to help you figure out your trip.

Arrive Early

Please, arrive at the office 30-45 MINUTES BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED DEPARTURE TIME. We will probably have multiple groups taking trips the same day as you, so please be considerate of others and arrive before your scheduled departure time. This allows us ample time to get you checked in and get all your gear in order. Relax, be safe, and enjoy!

Liability Release

In order to speed up the check in process, download a liability form here (PDF) and fill it in prior to your arrival. Carefully review the form and bring a signed copy for each guest in your group.

Things to Bring

  • Cooler for snacks and drinks
  • Water shoes or old tennis shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Waterproof bag or dry sac
  • Insect repellent
  • Trash bag (OARS practices Leave No Trace.)
  • Cell phone and watch
  • Dress appropriately for the weather conditions. You may want to bring a change of dry clothes.