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August 27 (Sat) Chatsworth Lake and Oswego Lake, Class 1. Come and experience the scenic beauty of a few Jersey Pine Barrens lakes. We will paddle on two scenic lakes with shorelines of savanna grasses, cedars and bogs. You must register for this trip. You will need your own kayak or canoe for this event. Rental boats are not available. You must have a life vest (PFD) and I prefer you bring a whistle. There will be an optional post paddle gathering at Allen's Clam Bar in New Gretna. Register with the leader, Rich Pace.

September 17 (Sat) Delaware River, Kingwood to Bulls Island Flatwater. This is a joint trip between the Churchville Nature Center and AMC. If you have a boat contact the leaders, if you need a tandem canoe contact CNC at 215-357-4005 to rent a canoe, pfd and paddle. John Chalikian, 215-635-3516 call before 9 PM, chalikian@juno.com

September 18 (Sun) Sedge Islands, Little Bay & Marsh Elder Trails, Class 1. Open bay saltwater paddle with shallow water and sand bars. We will attempt to follow the designated trails through the tidal marsh islands at high tide and do a little exploring. We are meeting at the Winter Anchorage where we will drop off our boats and then park at Area 21 parking lot. Bring lunch and water. Heavy rain or thunderstorms will cancel. Park vehicle entrance fee is $5/NJ Resident and $10/Non-Resident. Rich Pace, contact leader.

What trip class ratings mean (opens in new window).

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.

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2016 Lehigh River dam release schedule click here.

New: Paddling guide books and skills books click here.

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

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.

Click here to download the Summer issue of Footnotes, our chapter's newsletter.

Tohickon Creek Internet to Stover Park gage conversion.

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

Knots for paddlers: go to our Links Page.

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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