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Rescheduled from May 19 to May 26, Saturday, Delaware River Kayaking/Canoeing: Raubsville to Frenchtown, Class 1+ Delaware River Kayaking/Canoeing: Raubsville to Frenchtown, Class 1+ This will be a nice 13.5 mile river paddle with a some small rapids and some nice scenery along the way. Near the beginning, we will be passing under the historic Riegelsville Roebling bridge. You will need your own kayak or canoe for this river event. Rental boats are not available. The leader will coordinate with the shuttling of the kayaks and canoes. You must have a life vest (PFD) and please bring a whistle. A PA launch permit is required for Raubsville and we will instruct you on how to get one. Securely attached water shoes or sandals are required. Flip flops are not acceptable. Bring water and a lunch. Expect this 13.5 mile trip to be an all day event. We will take breaks along the way. We will all work together for safety as we paddle down the river.

Photo: Neshaminy Creek, April 28. More photos.

    We will need you to help after the river trip is done. We will need drivers to take people back to get their vehicles at Raubsville and people to stay with the boats until all vehicles are back from the starting location. We are meeting at the Frenchtown parking lot along the Delaware River. Please contact the leader for further details. There will be an optional post trip gathering that we hope you can attend. Some prior kayaking experience is desirable. Meeting time is 9:30 AM in Frenchtown, NJ. Rich Pace

Skills Workshops:

June 9-10 Saturday & Sunday, Tandem Canoe Training Beginners and experienced people are welcome. We work with your skill level. This class is a two-day event. The first day is on Lake Luxembourg, Core Creek Park in Bucks County, PA. The second day will be on the Delaware at Lambertville, NJ. ... more

July 14-15 (Sat - Sun) Solo Open Canoe Training. Your chance to learn to paddle a canoe solo. We'll cover basic strokes and boat control on flatwater. Learn ferries, eddy turns and peel outs. ... more

July 21. Saturday, Swiftwater Safety Session. Excellent for both whitewater, flatwater and sea kayak paddlers. ... more

Lehigh River dam release schedule click here.

Paddling guide books and skills books click here.

AMC interactive stream map of the Pennsylvania Highlands Region. Click here

PFDs (life jackets) must be worn on all trips when on the water. Helmets must be worn by all paddling decked boats on Class 2 or higher trips, and for all open boats on Class 3 or higher trips.

For Class 2 and higher trips, paddlers must provide their own equipment: Canoe or kayak suitable for whitewater with flotation and grab loops or handles, a helmet, lifejacket, sprayskirt for closed boats, paddle and clothing suitable for water & air temperatures. Paddlers must have the necessary skills, be able to wet exit their boat, swim and self-rescue in a rapid: swim boat and self to shore, get back in boat, or Eskimo roll.

Electronic trip reporting now available for leaders

Trip leaders can skip mailing in trip reports and sign up sheets by reporting their trips electronically on this web site.

Leaders will be able to scan their sign sheets, upload them and fill out their trip report on line. They have the option of receiving a copy of their report by e-mail. Instructions and help are provided. For more information, click here.

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TRIP RELEASE FORM. Download and read the waiver you must sign to participate on trips! Click here.

Knots for paddlers: Click here

Guide book information & reviews, click here.

Wing Dam, Kelly's Lock and other practice areas. Info and directions.

The Mohican Getaway Program has a full schedule of reasonably priced two- and three-day activity-oriented outings planned at the Mohican Outdoor Center. Click here for more information.

Rent Club Boats: We have two fully outfitted whitewater solo open canoes which you can rent for $25 a day for use on club trips. Includes paddle & spare, PDF, helmet. To rent, contact Walt Underhill, 610-827-7776 or contact leader.

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