Bike and Boat Adventures

Bike & Boat Adventures

Book your trip for bike- and canoe-side views of our region’s metro-wilderness. You’ll pedal, paddle and discover the fascinating nature and history of our Lehigh River.

Over the past two decades, our sought-after Bike & Boat Adventures program has hosted nearly 30,000 participants – young and old, seasoned and not – for a get-outdoors experience unlike any other.NationalAwardSeal

  • Trips offered May-October
  • Led by professional safety guides
  • Beginner-level instruction
  • Educational naturalist-led presentations
  • All equipment provided
  • Minimum age to paddle independently is 10
  • Space is limited and pre-registration is required

Public Trips

NEW in 2021: Daily Lehigh River Bike & Boat Tours Departing from Sand Island

Our public trips naturally showcase each season’s offerings – from spring blooms to summer moonlight to fall foliage.

Visit our events calendar for a full listing of this seasons’ options!

NEW in 2021: Equipment Rental at Canal Park 

Come to Canal Park in Allentown to rent a bike to ride on the Delaware & Lehigh Canal Trail (D&L) or a canoe or kayak to paddle in the D&L Canal.

Hours are Monday-Friday, 1-7pm, and Saturday-Sunday, 10am-5pm.  Paddling instruction is provided.

Currently, registration is available by walk-in only.

School & Group Trips

School and group trips are preference-tailored to accommodate groups of 10 or more, up to 60 participants. Opt for a two-hour session on paddling basics or design a full-day or overnight camping experience.

Bike & Boat Interest Form

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
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  • Please list TWO alternate dates and times for us to accommodate your program request, in the event your preferred date and time is unavailable.
  • How many individuals are planned to participate in the Bike & Boat program?
  • Select the Bike & Boat program that interests you.
  • Please share any additional information that may be help us accommodate your Bike & Boat program request.

*First-time participants must create an account.

The PEAK TV – Volunteer Spotlight on Ron Horiszny

Longtime volunteer, Ron Horiszny, and Emily of The PEAK TV talk about the experience of Wildlands’ Bike & Boat Adventures program.

Volunteer Spotlight – Ron Horiszny (Wildlands Conservancy), S8 E10 from The PEAK TV on Vimeo.