Updated: September 25, 2019

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You need not be a member to paddle with our club! Of course we encourage membership, but we invite you to go on some trips and see for yourself. Trips rates as flatwater or class 1 are generally open to paddlers of all skill levels, with the trip leader's approval. Rental or loaner boats may be available. Trips listed as class 2 or higher are whitewater, and prior experience, your own equipment and leader approval are required. Contact the trip leader at least a few days in advance if you have never paddled with us before. Always contact the leader. We do not publish meeting place and time.

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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.

 

May 4, Saturday, rescheduled from  April 28, Sunday, Millstone River, NJ. Join us in Princeton as we paddle up the Millstone River and back watching for wildlife. You'll be surprised how remote and quiet this little creek can be. This is class 1 with a little bit current and less than waist deep in most areas. The water will be cold even if the day is warm so dress appropriately. You will need to bring a dry bag with extra clothes just in case. There are possibly a few fallen trees to cross so your feet may get wet. Bring a lunch and we'll stop for a break to eat somewhere on the river. We'll cancel if there is heavy rain forecasted. You will need your own boat and don't forget your PFD. Contact the leader to register or if you have any questions. Michael Ahern. Krypton17@yahoo.com 609-315-2702. More info, click here.

 

May 7, Tuesday, Rancocas Creek, Come join a scenic paddle on Rancocas Creek in South Jersey from Pemberton to Smithville. This is a class 1 flat water trip with convenient parking and put-ins at both ends. It's about a 6 mile trip and we'll have to do a car shuttle. We'll meet up and drop our boats at the put-in then shuttle some cars to the take-out before heading out. The water may still be cold so bring extra clothes in a dry sack. We will stop somewhere along the river for a lunch break. You must register for this trip. All participants are required to sign the AMC liability release. Requirements (for your safety): You must wear your PFD while on the water. Wear old sneakers, water socks or some other form of closed toe foot protection. Flip-flops are not acceptable. Bring plenty of water and lunch. Suggestions (for your comfort): Wear a bathing suit or quick drying clothes suitable for getting wet. Bring sunscreen and insect repellent. Bring a dry bag or waterproof container for your personal belongings. Have a secure place to carry your car keys. Bring a hat and sunglasses. Have a set of dry clothes in your car so you can change for the ride home.  Michael Ahern. Krypton17@yahoo.com 609-315-2702.

 

May 14, Tuesday Musconetcong River, off route 31 near Hampton, NJ. This is class 1+ relatively flat but could be swift moving water. It's about an 8 mile trip and we'll have to do a car shuttle. We'll meet up and drop our boats at the put-in then shuttle some cars to the take-out before heading out. You will need to bring your own boat for this trip. The water may be cold so bring extra clothes in a dry sack. Bring lunch or snacks and plenty of drinking. Register with the leader for directions to the put-in. You must register for this trip. All participants are required to sign the AMC liability release. Requirements (for your safety): You must wear your PFD while on the water. Wear old sneakers, water socks or some other form of closed toe foot protection. Flip-flops are not acceptable. Suggestions (for your comfort): Wear a bathing suit or quick drying clothes suitable for getting wet. Bring sunscreen and insect repellent. Bring a dry bag or waterproof container for your personal belongings. Have a secure place to carry your car keys. Bring a hat and sunglasses. Have a set of dry clothes in your car so you can change for the ride home. Michael Ahern. Krypton17@yahoo.com 609-315-2702.

 

May 19, Sunday Oswego River Kayak/Canoe, Class 1, Wharton State Forest The Oswego rivers passes through a beautiful environment of forest, savanna marshes, bogs and tall stands of cedars. The flat and gentle flowing water includes many twisting turns. This trip is being run with an outfitter so that rental kayaks will be available. Use your own canoe or kayak or rent one. Kayak rental is $45. Canoe rental is $60 (shared price $30.00 each). There is a $25 transportation charge for each private boat. However, you may arrange your own shuttle to avoid this charge. Prices are likely to be lower based on a group rate and do not include tax. The outfitter will provide transportation to the put in and will pick us up at the take out. There will be a post trip gathering at Allen's Clam Bar in New Gretna. For more details, please visit our Meetup page. Registering through Meetup is preferred but not required. Rich Pace, contact.

 

May 21 to May 24, Tuesday to Friday, Pine Creek,  Bicycling. Hiking, Paddling, Camping Mid-week Adventure. Pine Creek and the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania. We'll camp at a campground on the creek and use that as our base camp for our activities. Based on water and weather conditions we can choose between paddling the creek, biking on the rail trail or hiking one of the beautiful trails in this area. The creek is mostly class 1 swift moving water and there should be enough water to run it in May. The rail trail runs for 60 miles at 1 percent grade through the beautiful canyon. The hikes can be very challenging, or not, depending on where we go. The campgrounds are free, we just need to register. Trip limited to 10. Contact the leaders for more information and to register for this trip. Leaders: Mike Ahern Krypton17@yahoo.com (609) 315-2702 Dan Loughner Daniel.loughner@gmail.com (215) 630-6288.

 

May 25-27, Saturday to Monday, West Branch Susquehanna River, a Weekend in Renovo, Class 1, Come paddle the West Branch of the Susquehanna River between Keating and Lock Haven to be done as two day paddles. This gentle flowing river passes through the mountains of Sproul State Forest. The river trips will be run based on weather and water levels and we may hike on any day that we don't paddle. There are several options for overnight accommodations between camping at Hyner Run State Park, co-leaders house or local motels. More details will be sent to those who register. Rich Pace, contact. Carl Ganong, contact.

 

May 25 26 or 27. Clarion River. This paddling trip will be about 10 flatwater miles (more or less) on the Clarion River, in the vicinity of Cook Forest State Park. This is part of a multi-day event listed on the activities calendar as Biking and Exploring Cook Forest State Park. The actual date may vary for weather and river conditions as well as to accommodate other weekend activities with our group. The available dates to do the paddle trip are the 25th, 26th, or 27th of May. As we gather at the campground our first evening, those interested in participating in this trip can help determine the starting time and place. Bring your own canoe or kayak if you can fit it on your vehicle along with the camping and cycling gear. Otherwise, if you wish to join us for this paddle trip, you can do a rental. There is a canoe and kayak rental location very close to the campground where we will be staying. The trip itself is free, but if you rent, that fee would be determined by the rental place. As always, you will be required to wear a personal flotation device (i.e. - a life jacket) while on the water, so don't forget to bring your favorite, as well as a paddle and a spare if you have one. It will be helpful if some of you have extra space in and on your vehicle that day (since your camping and biking gear will already be off the car) to help with the shuttle between the put in location and the take out. If you have questions ahead of time, feel free to reach out to me by email. Otherwise we can do the additional planning together when we get to the campground. For additional information, see the listing the trip to Cook Forest State Park for the weekend of May 24-28. It includes several links that might be helpful. Reed Goossen. rgoossen@gmail.com

 

June 9, Sunday, South Branch Raritan River, Class 1 The South Branch Raritan is a very scenic river that passes through the countryside and farmland of Hunterdon County, NJ. We will paddle from Clinton to Darts Mill. There are some short areas of small rapids. But the majority of the trip will be flat. There is also one short portage around a dam. You need your own boat for this trip. There are no rentals available and we need to do our own shuttle. We may need you to help after the river trip is done. We will need drivers to take people back to get their vehicles in Clinton and people to stay with the boats until all vehicles are back from the starting location. We are meeting at Darts Mill along route 523. Further details and directions will be sent to the registered participants. There will be an optional post trip gathering that we hope you can attend. Some prior kayaking experience is desirable. All participants are required to sign the AMC liability release. Registration through Meetup is preferred. If you don't wish to register through Meetup, then contact leader Rich Pace through email.

 

June 22, Saturday, Lake Nockamixon Paddle Registration Required, Meet at Haycock boat launch parking area (off of route 563) at Lake Nockamixon. Our route will take us under route 563 then we will come back around towards the dam. Boat rental is available through Natures Way Canoe and Kayak. http://naturecanoe.com. All boats will need a current PA launch permit and life vests are requires at all times. Please bring sunscreen, water and a snack if desired. We will be done in time for the annual picnic. Cindy Friel, 215-206-8022. (best time to call: after 5 pm), woodswoman1959@yahoo.com

 

June 23, Sunday, Oswego (was Mullica) River, Wharton State Forest, Class 1, Class 1, Because Pinelands Adventures could only provide us with one bus, we are switching to the Oswego River to accommodate a larger group. A new date for the Mullica will be announced soon. The Oswego rivers passes through a beautiful environment of forest, savanna marshes, bogs and tall stands of cedars. The flat and gentle flowing water includes many twisting turns. This trip is being run with an outfitter so that rental kayaks will be available. Use your own canoe or kayak or rent one. Kayak rental is $45. Canoe rental is $60 (shared price $30.00 each). There is a $25 transportation charge for each private boat. However, you may arrange your own shuttle to avoid this charge. Prices are likely to be lower based on a group rate and do not include tax. The outfitter will provide transportation to the put in and will pick us up at the take out. There will be a post trip gathering at Allen's Clam Bar in New Gretna. For more details, please visit our Meetup page. Registering through Meetup is preferred but not required. . Contact leader Rich Pace.

 

July 14, Sunday, Mullica River, Wharton State Forest, Class 1 Enjoy a scenic paddle on the Mullica River in the heart of the New Jersey pine barrens. We will paddle from the Beaver Pond (Lock's Bridge) to Pleasant Mills. We will paddle past cedars, savanna grasses and bogs on our way. This trip is being run through an outfitter so that rentals will be available. The outfitter will bring us in to the put in and will pick us up at the end. Use your own canoe or kayak or rent one. The charge with a rental kayak and transportation will be $50. Rental canoes are $65 ($32.50 each paddler) and require previous experience with paddling a canoe. If you are bringing your own boat, the charge is $25 for a kayak or $32.50 for a canoe. These prices include sales tax and may drop if we get enough rentals for a group discount. Sorry, there is no private shuttle option. You must register for this trip. All money will be collected the morning of the trip. Please bring cash. Registering on Meetup is preferred. Otherwise, contact the co-leader. The outfitter will provide transportation to the put in and will pick us up at the take out. For more details, please visit our Meetup page. Registering through Meetup is preferred but not required. The group size is limited. There will be an optional post paddle gathering. Contact leader Rich Pace.

July 20 Saturday, Swiftwater Safety Session. Excellent for both whitewater, flatwater and sea kayak paddlers. Now required for all new leaders, or an equivalent course. $5/$25 (member/nonmember), instructor/volunteers are free. Course tailored to the needs of the group. We'll cover swimming rapids, self-rescue, deep water reentry, group rescue, equipment recovery, group actions, scene management, gear & more. On Delaware River at Lambertville wing dam. Register by 7/19. Eric Pavlak, 610-650-8926, eric@outings.org

July 28, Sunday, Crosswicks Creek. Come join a scenic out and back paddle through an extensive freshwater marsh going with the tidal current flow. High tide is at 12:27 pm. We plan paddle upstream as far as Groveville before turning back. If we have time, we may explore some of the Watson's Creek tributary. You must register for this trip. You will need your own kayak or canoe for this river event. Rental boats are not available. You must have a life vest (PFD) and I prefer you bring a whistle. Securely attached water shoes or sandals are required. Flip flops are not acceptable. Bring water and a moderate sized lunch. Expect this trip to be an all day event. We will take breaks along the way. We will all work together for safety as we paddle up and down the river. We are meeting at the Bordentown Beach 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 Bordentown, NJ. Possible thunderstorms may cancel or alter this event. Please check Meetup for the latest status. Contact leader Rich Pace for more details.

August 4, Sunday, Delaware River Kayaking/Canoeing: Riegelsville to Frenchtown, Class 1+  Come join a relaxing and fun river paddle with a few small rapids and some nice scenery along the way. You will need your own kayak or canoe for this river event. Rental boats are NOT available, as there is no outfitter involved. The leaders will coordinate with the shuttling of the kayaks and canoes. You must have a life vest (PFD) and I prefer you bring a whistle. Water shoes are recommended. Bring water and a moderate sized lunch.

I anticipate this 10 mile trip will be about 5 hours. We will take breaks along the way. We will all work together for safety as we paddle down the river. We will need you to help after the river trip is done. We will need drivers to take people back to get their vehicles upstream at Riegelsville and people to stay with the boats until all vehicles are back from the starting location. There will be an optional post trip pizza gathering that we hope you can attend. Some prior kayak experience is desirable. Meeting time is 9:30 am in Frenchtown, NJ. Contact leader Rich Pace to register.

 

August 18, Sunday, Delaware River, Water Gap to Belvidere, Class 1+ Come join a fun paddle on the Delaware River. There will be some small rapids and some nice scenery along the way. You will need your own kayak or canoe for this river event. Rental boats are not available, as there is no outfitter involved.

The leaders will coordinate with the shuttling of the kayaks and canoes. You must have a life vest (PFD) and please bring a whistle. Securely attached water shoes or sandals are required. Flip flops are not acceptable. Bring water and a moderate sized 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. 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 the water gap and people to stay with the boats until all vehicles are back from the starting location.

There will be an optional post trip gathering for food and beverage that we hope you can attend. Some prior kayak paddling is desirable. Meeting time is 9:30 AM in Belvidere, NJ. Contact leader Rich Pace to register.

 

August 24, Lehigh River, White Haven to Rockport, Class III. This is a cross listing with the NY-NoJersey Chapter and a joint trip with KCCNY. Expect summer time temperatures, loads of fun and good company. Register with Neil Grossman: neilgrossman@mindspring.com.

 

September 7, Saturday, Giving Pond. Meet at The Giving Pond for an early afternoon paddle. We will discover the different areas in this former sand and gravel quarry. You will need your own kayak or canoe as rentals are not available.

Please wear water shoes or old sneakers and a PFD must be worn at all times. Bring sunscreen, water, and a lunch. We can enjoy our lunch along the banks of the pond at one of the picnic tables. More info can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4ZCBIUh5mY Register with the leader, Cindy Friel, 215-206-8022 (best time to call: after 5 pm) email leader.

 

September 15, Sunday, Sedge Islands, Little Bay, Marsh Elder & Spizzle Creek Trails, Class 1 Open bay saltwater paddle with shallow water, sand bars and salt marsh passages. We will follow the designated trails routes through the tidal salt marsh islands with a 12:18 pm high tide we shouldn't have any problem crossing the sand bar.

Expect to see many birds including peregrine falcon, american oystercatchers, herons, sea gulls and more. The osprey are probably gone this late in the season.

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, thunderstorms or extreme wind will cancel. Park vehicle entrance fee is $5/NJ Resident and $10/Non-Resident. Contact leader Rich Pace. Click here to register.

 

September 21, Saturday, Delaware River Kayaking/Canoeing:Frenchtown to Bulls Island, Class 1+ Come join a relaxing and fun river paddle with a few small rapids and some nice scenery along the way. You will need your own kayak or canoe for this river event. Rental boats are NOT available, as there is no outfitter involved.

The leaders will coordinate with the shuttling of the kayaks and canoes. You must have a life vest (PFD) and I prefer you bring a whistle. Securely attached water shoes or sandals are required. Flip flops are not acceptable. Bring water and a moderate sized lunch. I anticipate this 9 mile trip will be about 4-5 hours. We will take breaks along the way. We will all work together for safety as we paddle down the river. We will need you to help after the river trip is done. We will need drivers to take people back to get their vehicles upstream at Frenchtown and people to stay with the boats until all vehicles are back from the starting location.

There will be an optional post trip pizza gathering that we hope you can attend. Some prior kayak experience is desirable. Meeting time is 9:30 am in Frenchtown, NJ. Leaders: Rich Pace, Al Schwartz. Please contact the leader for further details.

 

September 28, Saturday, Schuylkill River, Phoenixville to Pawlings Road. An easy paddle on a pretty section of river. Water levels are low, so some maneuvering will be required. It will be a 1 PM start with no lunch break, so arrive early and eat lunch at the put in. Bring snacks and water. There is one drop at an old dam which is easily run, portaged or bypassed. A shuttle is necessary, and all should be ready to participate. Life jacks must be worn at all times we are on the water. No boat rentals available. Registration is required, please contact the leader. Eric Pavlak, eric@outings.org

 

October 19, Saturday, Brandywine River paddle & Brandywine River Museum visit. Class 1 river. We will paddle this scenic Chester county river at the height of fall colors. At lunch we will spend time at the museum viewing the exhibits and then proceed down river to Smith Bridge in Delaware.

For those who are familiar with this trip I am sorry to report that for the first time in Churchville Nature Center’s long history they are no longer renting canoes or sponsoring this trip. You will need your own boat as there are no rentals.

To register contact the leader; John Chalikian, chalikian@juno.com also can call 215-635-3516 (before 9PM) with questions. There will be a $15 fee collected at the put in for optional museum entrance. Meeting details of trip will be emailed about one week before trip.

Barb Nesbitt is sorry that she will not be able to do her Bread & Soup this year. However, all are invited to join the group at a local restaurant for an after paddle meal.