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

  • Gary Blockus
  • Bob Brunda
  • Bill Erdman
  • Kristina Gomez
  • Gary Gray
  • Don Harris
  • Tom Horvath
  • Jerry McAward
  • Terry Newhard
  • Stefanie Rafes
  • Rick Wells

Volunteer Safety Team

  • Jerry P. McAward CSafety 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 24th annual Lehigh River Sojourn

September 19-21 2020


Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact:
Diane Motel, Director of Education Programs
610.965.4397 X118

The 24th annual Lehigh River Sojourn, September 19th-21st, is Wildlands Conservancy’s 50 mile guided paddling trip on the Lehigh River and bicycling on the D&L National Heritage Trail. The event begins in Jim Thorpe 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.

Register for 1, 2, or all 3 days! Lunch, bikes, safety guides, and river programs are included. Canoes are available to rent, or bring your own kayak or canoe (and we’ll shuttle it for you). Private bicycles are not permitted.

We’re committed to your health and safety! To view our current health & safety plan for in-person programming, click here.

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

  • Education programs to connect you with Wildlands’ work.
  • Dedicated safety team and paddling instruction.

New for 2020: Join us for extra fun- overnight camping at the Lehigh River’s only riverside campground, Riverview Park in East Penn Township!

Join us September 19-21 for Sojourn 2020!

Click the arrows below to expand each day and view itineraries. 



All Three Days, 10% Discount

Adult ($149.00) |  Child ($90.00)


Day 1, September 19, Canoes/Kayaks

Day 1 will include biking and canoes/kayaks. We will bike from Riverview Park to Jim Thorpe.

We’ll eat lunch, then paddle back to Riverview Park.

The water conditions will be class I & II whitewater, dotted with flatwater. Great wildlife watching combined with history.

Meet at Riverview Park/East Penn boat launch at 9 am: Riverview Road, Palmerton, PA 18071

Adult $55 |  Child $35 (Age 5-14)

Friday night camping $10


Day 2, September 20, Canoe/Kayak

Day 2 starts with biking on the D&L Trail from Treichler’s boat launch in Laurys Station to the East Penn boat launch.

We will stop for lunch, then canoe/kayak from East Penn back to Treichler’s. Water conditions will be flatwater with some class I whitewater. The trip is 10 miles each way.

Meet at Cove Rd, Laurys Station 18059

Adult $55 |  Child $35 (Ages 5-14)

Saturday night camping $10


Day 3, September 21, Canoe/Kayak

Day 3 will include biking on the D&L Trail from the Rt. 33 boat launch in Easton to Sand Island in Bethlehem.

We’ll eat lunch, then Canoe/kayak from Bethlehem back to Easton. This is a flatwater section, perfect for beginners and folks who want to get to know their fellow paddlers. It is also a great section for viewing bald eagles and experiencing our “metro-wilderness.” The trip is 7 miles each way.

Meet at the Rt. 33 boat launch: Route 33 Access Point, Easton 18045

Adult $55 |  Child $35 (Ages 5-14)

Sunday night camping $10