• PO Box 20194, Lehigh Valley, PA 18002

Welcome to Lehigh Valley Kayak & Canoe Club!

  1. Paddle the Lehigh River-Glen Onoko to Weisport

    August 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  2. Taco Trip!

    August 31 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
  3. Paddle the Ledges and Potluck

    September 5 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Larry March Slalom 2019 Setup

    September 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  5. Larry March Slalom Race 2019 Race Clinic and Registration

    September 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  6. Open Water Class paddle

    September 14 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  7. Fall paddling weekend – Little Creeks and Big Rivers

    September 20 @ 12:00 pm - September 23 @ 10:00 am

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Up Coming Events!

 

 

Paddle and Pot Luck!

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Lehigh Gap Nature Center

Meet 5 PM for Paddle

7 PM for Meeting

Join the Lehigh Valley Kayak and Canoe Club for a paddle and potluck dinner at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center.

We will meet at the Nature Center at 5:00 PM to paddle the “ledges” between the gap and Walnutport. You will need a white water kayak, pfd, paddle, helmet and spray skirt.

We will have a pot luck dinner after the paddle. If your last name begins with N-Z bring an covered dish for 6. If your last name beings with A-M bring a salad, side or dessert.

We will have a general membership meeting following dinner.

Hope to see you there!

Larry March Slalom 2019 – September 7 & 8

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This year’s Larry March Slalom will take place on September 6, 7 and 8.

Friday, September 6, will be course set up day, Saturday, September 7, is registration and race clinic day, and Sunday, September 8, will be race day.

Event Schedule:

Friday, September 6:

8:00 AM to 2:00 PM Course Setup

Saturday, September 7:

8:00 AM -12 noon course setup and registration.

12 noon – 2pm slalom clinic

2 pm until 4 pm – course open for practice runs.

Sunday, September 8:

8:30 am- racers meeting

9 am – 4 pm competition racing

4 pm- 4:30 pm award ceremony

4:30 til 5:30 course tear down

REGISTRATION FORM

WAIVER FORM

Google Map Directions Note: You will be parking in the Allentown Police Academy Parking Lot. The 15th Street bridge is repaired and your GPS will route you to the parking lot.

Written Directions for those without GPS.

Hotel and Campgrounds: There are a number of hotels and campgrounds in and around the Lehigh Valley. You can Google campgrounds Allentown PA, or hotels Allentown PA and find what you are looking for. Here are some suggestions KOA Allentown, Days Inn Allentown.

THANK YOU 2018 SPONSORS!

Bill Amey – Nature’s Way Canoe and Kayak

John Rako – RiverGrizzly.com

Don Harris – T’s to Please 484-357-4089

Chris Buhrman

Jackie Trate

Joe and Debra Bennett

The Rosatos


Sign Up for our Fall Trip

Little Creeks, Big Rivers

2019 Fall Trip
Sept. 20-23

This fall our paddling weekend will take us on explorations of the little creeks that feed the Delaware to the mighty river itself. There will be opportunities to paddle through quiet woods, cruise the big river, or even circle the city of Philadelphia.  The sights will range from quiet marsh to busy riverfront, from aging forest to ships from centuries past.

Center of operations will be the Burlington Quaker Meeting House and Center for Conference in Burlington, N.J. The facilities are first rate, and the location provides excellent access to the surrounding waterways. And it’s an easy drive from the Lehigh Valley.

A special option this fall will be to join the Walnut2Walnut Challenge on Saturday, Sept. 21. Sponsored by the Philadelphia Seaport Museum, this all-day event starts on the Schuylkill River and runs down to the Delaware and then up the Delaware to the museum at Penn’s Landing.  Our location in Burlington will make the logistics easy for those who want to take part.  (Paddlers will have to register separately with the museum for the challenge, which includes an after-paddle party at the museum dock.)

DATES: The event will run from Friday afternoon, Sept 20, to Monday morning, Sept. 23.

LOCATION: The Burlington Quaker Meeting House and Center for Conference,   340 High St., Burlington, N.J. 08016. The center has dorms on two floors with bunk beds for 88 people, so we will not be crowded. We’ll have a men’s and a women’s floor. There is an elevator, and the building is air conditioned. We’ll bring our own linens, pillows and towels.

COST: As we usually do, all participants will share the conference center expense, which is fixed. We’re shooting for a maximum of $100 per person for the weekend.

FOOD: Food costs will be extra. It will include a mix of eating on and off the premises.

PADDLES: As always, there will be a variety of paddling options, both in trip length and trip pace. Crosswicks Creek, parts of the Rancocas Creek, and stretches of the Delaware River will be some of the options. The area is tidal, and that will be taken into account when the paddle schedule is put together.

REQUIREMENTS: You must be an LVKCC member to sign up. Also required are a touring kayak or canoe 14’ or longer. Paddlers must have basic safety equipment and be comfortable paddling several miles on open water.  Everyone must wear a life jacket at all times.

RESERVATIONS: A $50, non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a spot. Make your check payable to the Lehigh Valley Kayak & Canoe Club, put “fall paddle” on the note line, and mail it to:

Dave Dawson
LVKCC treasurer
499 Rosewood Drive
Northampton, Pa. 18067

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