Many of the lakes and ponds in eastern Pennsylvania are in state parks and forests that offer plenty of opportunities for recreational boating, with options and opportunities to get out onto the water year-round. The larger rivers in the forested areas also make for great places to boat if you’re lucky enough to be nearby. Be sure to brush up on any local and state-wide regulations and the licenses and permits you might need before setting out on your boat or building or expanding your waterfront system.
Your ideal boat docks, lifts, and accessories should be durable enough to withstand eastern Pennsylvania’s seasons, especially if you plan to enjoy the water year-round. The water itself can cause a lot of wear and tear, as can seasonal installation and removal. For areas with particularly deep water, difficult beds (too rocky or muddy, for instance), or fluctuating water levels, using a sectional dock system with legs might be difficult. Any floating docks for sale in your area might be a good option to consider because they’re a good, stable choice all around with low maintenance requirements and ultimate flexibility. Consistent, shallower, or particularly rough water can accommodate wheel-in or sectional dock systems just fine.
While there are many options for waterfront activities along the lakes and rivers of both eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania, fishing is one of the clear standouts, especially along the shores of Lake Erie. Lake Erie has an estimated 50% of the Great Lakes’ fish population and has fish populations year-round for fishers to catch. Fishers will want dockside storage for their tackle and other equipment and a rod holder to help stabilize their rod while on the water. You can even complete your setup with a dockside grill if you’re the kind of person to grill your catch after a day on the water.
Even if you’re not a fisher, there’s plenty to do on the water and plenty of accessories to make that possible. Canoers, kayakers, and other water sports enthusiasts can find racks and other storage for their gear. Dockside furniture can make lounging on the dock and taking in the sights and sounds of nature extra peaceful. Canopies and dock lights can help keep the fun going even when the weather gets bad. Handrails keep you from falling into the water accidentally, and ladders and steps can help swimmers get out of the water when it’s time to come in. ShoreMaster offers the industry’s widest selection of boat dock accessories, which means that eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania dealers can help you find exactly what you need.
ShoreMaster is home to lifelong boating enthusiasts and marine design and engineering experts. Our love of innovation and the water is what makes us industry leaders, and we’re eager to pass our innovation and expertise on to you. Our dealer network covers all of North America, and we trust these dealers with our products as well as their knowledge of your local water conditions. No matter where you are in Ohio or Pennsylvania, someone from ShoreMaster can help you create your dream waterfront retreat. Get in touch with a dealer in your area today.
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