by Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission

​​HARRISBURG, Pa. (Oct. 29) – The beauty of changing leaves can provide an ideal backdrop for a fall paddle down a scenic stream, but things can turn ugly if you don’t wear a life jacket.

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is reminding boaters that beginning November 1 and lasting through April 30, they are required to wear a life jacket while underway or at anchor on boats less than 16 feet in length or on any canoe or kayak. The requirement applies to all Pennsylvania waters.

“No boating trip should ever begin without wearing a life jacket, especially this time of year,”

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