The locals will tell you that this river is the 2nd fastest flowing river in the world. Of its 27 miles of winding water, the part that passes Leechburg has shaped this town since its very beginnings. Leechburg is home to 3 different bridges that cross over this river, more than most towns.
It’s also a very dangerous river, citizens of the Leechburg Area will tell you to keep away from it’s fast waters, and they are correct. There is an exposed island upriver from the Leechburg bridge that you can cross over to during dry spells.
If you want to get wet, check out The Rivers Edge Canoe & Kayak upstream from Leechburg off of Route 66. They’ll set you up with a canoe and guidance for tackling the Kiski.