Fall paddling weekend – Little Creeks and Big Rivers
September 20 @ 12:00 pm - September 23 @ 10:00 am
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.)
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.
REQUIREMENTS: You must be an LVKCC member to sign up. Paddlers must have basic safety equipment and be comfortable paddling several miles on open water. Everyone must wear a life jacket at all times.
ACCOMMODATIONS: the Burlington Quaker Meeting House and Center for Conference 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.
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:
499 Rosewood Drive
Northampton, Pa. 18067