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May, 2024

Thursday
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Join the Lehigh Valley Kayak and Canoe Club for a Paddle and Potluck at the the Lehigh Gap Nature Center. If your name ends in A-M bring a main dish, N-Z bring a side or dessert. The club will run a paddle on the Lehigh from the Nature Center to Walnutport. Be prepared to shuttle at 5 PM. You must be a member of the LVKCC to go on the paddle. You will need a white water kayak, or canoe, PFD with whistle, spray skirt, float bags, paddle, and helmet. Dress for immersion. The water is still on the cool side. The meal will start around 6:30 PM followed by the monthly business meeting.
Friday
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This class has been cancelled.
Saturday
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This class has been cancelled.
Saturday
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RIDE CANCELED DUE TO POOR TRAIL CONDITIONS FROM RECENT STORM Ride the D&L Rail trail from the Slatington Trailhead to the Lehighton Outdoor Center and back for a total of 19 miles. The ride pace will be about 8-10 miles an hour. Be ready to ride a 10 am. Bring water and a snack. Bike helmets are required. We will take a break at the Outdoor Center. There are bathrooms at the trail head and at the LOC.
Tuesday
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Tuesday evenings on the Little Lehigh, May 14 -June 25. Join an informal group to practice eddy turns, peel outs, ferries and other maneuvars at an easy park-and-play section of the Little Lehigh. An instructor or support paddler will be there 5 -7 pm. For weather cancellation, check the Club’s Facebook page. WHERE: Little Lehigh Creek Practice Area GPS Coordinates:  40.5764749,  -75.4968328 OR 2000 Park Drive  Allentown, PA OR From I-78 Head south on PA-29 S (Cedar Crest Blvd.) go 0.3 mi  "Stop Light"  should be 2nd traffic light Turn left onto Fish Hatchery Rd  GO 1.1 mi  "Stop Light” Turn left onto Oxford Dr  GO 0.2 mi Bear right onto Park Dr and follow winding road to Parking Lot. 
Sunday
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LEHIGH RIVER SECTION 3: Glen Onoko to Weissport Join the Lehigh Valley Kayak and Canoe for a run on section three of the Lehigh Gorge from Glen Onoko to Weissport. You should have experience paddling in Class II+ rapids. You should also have done a wet exit and know how to swim in moving water. You must provide your own equipment. You will need a whitewater kayak, paddle, PFD with a whistle, spray skirt, helmet, water and a snack. If you have a throw rope and know how to use it, bring that too. Whitewater canoeists, and whitewater IK‘s are also welcome! Trip size limited to 10 people. We will meet in the parking lot closest to the bridge that crosses the river. at 9 am. Be ready to run the shuttle at 10 AM. If I have any questions about your skill level, I will contact you. Please be prepared to tell me where you have paddled and if you have paddled with any member of the Lehigh Club who could vouch for your skill level. If I feel we do not have enough skilled boaters to run the trip safely, it will be canceled.
Tuesday
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Tuesday evenings on the Little Lehigh, May 14 -June 25. Join an informal group to practice eddy turns, peel outs, ferries and other maneuvers at an easy park-and-play section of the Little Lehigh. An instructor or support paddler will be there 5 -7 pm. For weather cancellation, check the Club’s Facebook page. WHERE: Little Lehigh Creek Practice Area GPS Coordinates:  40.5764749,  -75.4968328 OR 2000 Park Drive  Allentown, PA OR From I-78 Head south on PA-29 S (Cedar Crest Blvd.) go 0.3 mi  "Stop Light"  should be 2nd traffic light Turn left onto Fish Hatchery Rd  GO 1.1 mi  "Stop Light” Turn left onto Oxford Dr  GO 0.2 mi Bear right onto Park Dr and follow winding road to Parking Lot. 
Saturday
25
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Guide Class – If you’ve ever thought of leading a trip down the river, come to this fun, interactive class on the Lehigh where we will discover how to organize a river trip for the LVKCC, get participation, vet participants, manage people on the river, and river safety/incident management. Plan on a full day, but you’ll be smiling at the end. May 25 from 9-4 on Section III. Email Scott Douglas for more information. Contact Scott for more information at:Scott@acdcpa.com
Saturday
25
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Join the LVKCC for a leisurely paddle on Leaser Lake on May 25th. We will meet at the West Shore Boat Access 8501-8571 Folweiler Ct. Kempton PA. Be ready to paddle at 2 PM. The trip will last about two hours. It is optional but recommended to bring a snack and water. A valid launch permit and PFD with whistle are PA state park requirements. Please wear your PFD while on the water. Please do not wear cotton clothing.
Sunday
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REPOSTING LEASER LAKE TRIP. THE TRIP FOR SATURDAY MAY 25TH IS CANCELED DUE TO THUNDER STORM PREDICTIONS AND RESCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY MAY 26TH. IF YOU SIGNED UP FOR SATURDAY AND CAN GO SUNDAY PLEASE REREGISTER. BE READY TO PADDLE AT 2 PM. The trip will last about two hours. It is optional but recommended to bring a snack and water. A valid launch permit and PFD with whistle are PA state park requirements. Please wear your PFD while on the water. Please do not wear cotton clothing. Please register for this event on our website: https://lvkcc.clubexpress.com/
Tuesday
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Tuesday evenings on the Little Lehigh, May 14 -June 25. Join an informal group to practice eddy turns, peel outs, ferries and other maneuvers at an easy park-and-play section of the Little Lehigh. An instructor or support paddler will be there 6 -8 pm. For weather cancellation, check the Club’s Facebook page. WHERE: Little Lehigh Creek Practice Area GPS Coordinates:  40.5764749,  -75.4968328 OR 2000 Park Drive  Allentown, PA OR From I-78 Head south on PA-29 S (Cedar Crest Blvd.) go 0.3 mi  "Stop Light"  should be 2nd traffic light Turn left onto Fish Hatchery Rd  GO 1.1 mi  "Stop Light” Turn left onto Oxford Dr  GO 0.2 mi Bear right onto Park Dr and follow winding road to Parking Lot.