Lehigh River Sojourn

Paddle with us! And share our appreciation for preserving this local, natural resource.

3 Days – Way to Save!  

 SAVE 10% when you register for all 3 days on the river! 

Lehigh River Sojourn Volunteer Committee

  • Larry Rafes
  • Gary Blockus
  • Bob Brunda
  • Bill Erdman
  • Will Erdman
  • Kristina Gomez
  • Gary Gray
  • Don Harris
  • Jerry McAward
  • Amy Mistal
  • Gerald Mistal

Volunteer Safety Team

  • Jerry P. McAward Safety Team Chair
  • Joe Bennett
  • Gene Berliner
  • Dave Frei
  • Tyson Frei
  • Denise Hackman
  • Don Harris
  • Steve Johnson
  • Matt Miskie
  • Larry Palmer
  • Bill Walters
  • Mike Wilk

The 21st annual Lehigh River Sojourn is Wildlands Conservancy’s 32.6-mile guided paddling trip on the Lehigh River. The event begins in the Pocono Mountains and ends in Easton. Sojourners travel through our region’s metro-wilderness – treasuring scenic views, visits from resident wildlife and a shared appreciation for preserving the Lehigh River.

The Lehigh River Sojourn takes place every June and timing is dependent upon the dam-release schedule.

Register. Paddle. And We Take Care of the Rest.

  • Education programs to connect you with Wildlands’ work.
  • A light breakfast and catered lunch!
  • Dedicated safety team and paddling instruction.
  • Need to reserve a canoe? Contact dmotel@wildlandspa.org

Questions?

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact:
Diane Motel, Director of Education Programs
610.965.4397 X118
dmotel@wildlandspa.org

Join us June 24-26 for Sojourn 2017!

Expand each day for more info or View/Print Daily Itineraries!

Register:

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All Three Days, 10% Discount

Adult ($148.50) |  Child ($103.50)

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Day 1, June 24, Whitewater Rafting

 

Drakes Creek to Glen Onoko

 

All participants must meet at Pocono Whitewater.

Cars will be left at Pocono Whitewater for the day.

Pocono Whitewater

1519 State Route 903

Jim Thorpe, PA 18229

7:15 a.m. Arrival Time – Light breakfast & Registration.

All participants must register at Wildlands Conservancy’s Lehigh River Sojourn registration table and must complete Pocono Whitewater’s registration form. All rafting equipment—raft, paddle, Personal Floatation Device—will be provided by Pocono Whitewater. Wet suits are available from Pocono Whitewater for an additional fee. Pocono Whitewater will provide shuttle service to and from river.

Around noon Lunch along the Lehigh River along with an education program.

2:30 p.m. Approximate time of take-out and return to Pocono Whitewater’s Rafting Center.

Meals for the day provided by:

Weis Market: Breakfast: bagels , fresh fruit, juice

Pocono Whitewater: Lunch

Education program provided by:
Todd Wood, DEP Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation:
Impact and remediation of AMD in the Lehigh River Watershed

Suggested camping location:
Mauch Chunk Lake Park
http://www.carboncounty.com/index.php/camping
(570)325-3669

Adult $75 |  Child $65 (Age 10-14)

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Day 2, June 25, Canoe/Kayak

 

Lehigh Gap to Tri Boro Sportsmen Club 1

Meet at Tri-Boro Sportsmen Club at 8a.m.; Bus shuttle leaves sharply at 8;30am

Location: 2110 Canal St, Northampton, PA 18067 40.693954, -75.508430

9:00 a.m. Registration. Light breakfast served at Lehigh Gap Nature Center. Education program presented by Dan Kunkle, Director of Lehigh Gap Nature Center

10 a.m. Safety Briefing. All participants are required to attend the daily safety briefing and wear a USCG-approved Type III personal floatation device (PFD) at all times on the river.

10:30 a.m. Launch from Lehigh Gap access. (*Please note: All launch times may be delayed due to river conditions)

12:30 p.m. Lunch at the Treichler’s boat launch along with an education program: Invasive species boat building

3:30 p.m. Take-out location: Tri-Boro Sportsmen Club. End time depending on river conditions.

Meals for the day provided by:

Breakfast of bagels, fresh fruit, juice, and coffee

Smokin Smitty’s: Lunch

Education program: Invasive Species Boat Building

Suggested camping location Mauch Chunk Lake Park

Adult $45 |  Child $25 (Ages 5-14)

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Day 3, June 26, Canoe/Kayak

 

Sand Island to Hugh Moore Park

Meet at Hugh Moore Park at 8am. Bus shuttle leaves promptly at 8:30am

Location: 30 Centre Sq, Easton, PA 18042

40.615819, -75.387703

9 a.m. Registration. Light breakfast at Sand Island and education program

10 a.m. Safety Briefing – All participants are required to attend the daily safety briefing and wear a USCG-approved Type III personal floatation device (PFD) at all times on the river.

10:30 a.m. Launch from Sand Island. (*Please note that launch times may be delayed due to river conditions)

12:30 p.m. Lunch at Rt. 33 access, along with an education program . After lunch, we’ll explore Island Park

3:30 p.m. Take-out location: Hugh Moore Park. End time depends on river conditions.

Closing Ceremony: All are invited to attend!

4:30 p.m. : Hugh Moore Park Friend of the Lehigh River Award celebration, refreshments and education programs

Meals for the day provided by:

Breakfast of bagels, fresh fruit, juice, & coffee

St. Luke’s Health Network: Lunch

Switchback Pizza: Closing Ceremony

Education programs: Breakfast: Chris Strohler, Senior Conservation Planner at Wildlands Conservancy: Land and Water Trails in the Lehigh Valley: Access

Adult $45 |  Child $25 (Ages 5-14)

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A Look Back: 2014 Lehigh River Sojourn

A big thank you to photographer Scott Kyrcia for creating this video from Sojourn 2014!