Come and enjoy the Wild & Scenic Delaware River with Pocono Heritage Land Trust volunteers on a two-day paddling experience in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area! Our overnight trip will be Saturday & Sunday, July 28 & 29.
We will meet at Chamberlain Canoes in Shawnee on Delaware, Pennsylvania, at 9am on Saturday for check-in. We put in upriver at Dingman’s Ferry and paddle about 4-5 hours to our overnight spot, Rivers Bend Group Campground, a primitive campsite with compost toilets and potable water (no showers or running water, hand pump only). Would you like to learn about birds and other wildlife frequenting the Delaware? If so, you can join a group of paddlers following local naturalist Don Miller down the river.
Once we arrive at the River’s Bend campsite, we set up our tents and then enjoy a gourmet dinner provided by Ace’s Catering. Later we will listen to a guitarist while sitting around a campfire. Then after a sleep and a light breakfast Sunday morning, we continue downriver to the take-out points. You choose where to end Sunday’s paddle – either the Smithfield Beach access (~2-3 hours from Rivers Bend) or the Kittatinny Point (~4-5 hours from Rivers Bend). Vans from Chamberlain’s Canoes will arrive periodically to ferry paddlers and equipment back to the canoe rental office where you parked your car.
Prices are per person and include dinner Saturday, a light breakfast Sunday, outfitter fees, music, and camping charge: $195 per person for a kayak or canoe, or portage of your craft. If interested, respond by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or text/call (570) 269-9960 to hold your spot - the trip will be limited to 40 people. Please include your name, your partner’s name (if no partner, we will match up singles), cell phone & email info for all those in your group, and what type of water craft you would like. Full payment is due by Friday June 22nd.
Checks should be made to "Pocono Heritage Land Trust" and mailed to: Pocono Heritage Land Trust, Post Office Box 553, Pocono Pines, PA 18350, or RSVP & pay by PayPal below...Thank you for your support!!! The funds received will be going towards scholarships to high school seniors pursuing environmental careers!
Canoe, Camp & Cuisine on the Delaware River
Ace's Gourmet to Cater Dinner on Saturday evening. They do a wonderful job!! Menu TBD...
If paying by check, please fill out the form below and mail check for $195 per person
(plus any extras, like tent ($20), sleeping bag, mat & pillow ($10) rentals) to:
Pocono Heritage Land Trust
PO Box 553
Pocono Pines, PA 18350
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