Come out for an enjoyable 16 mile out and back paddle on Raritan bay, Sunday July 28th.
We did this trip several weeks ago and enjoyed it so much we are going back. Starting at Raritan Riverfront Park, we will cross the bay heading to Staten Island. From there we will work northeast to Great Kills bay.There are plentiful beaches along the way for pit stops and breaks. Lots of interesting houses, wildlife and statues too.
To participate you must be a member of LVKCC. No less than a 14’ boat is recommended. Rescue skills and good paddling technique are strongly advisable. Minimum gear would be pfd, spray skirt, whistle, paddle float, paddle and bilge pump. Bring water, lunch, snack, sunscreen, hat and sunglasses. Appropriate clothing for the day.
Going with the tide is very important so we will meet at 9:00 and expect to leave at 9:30. Be on time as we will leave you behind given the need to proceed with the tides.
Larry March Slalom 2019 – September 7 & 8
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.
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
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.
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
Joe and Debra Bennett
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Little Creeks, Big Rivers
2019 Fall Trip
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:
499 Rosewood Drive
Northampton, Pa. 18067