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 is Wildlands Conservancy’s 34-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 a canoe? Reserve your rental for a small fee when you register!


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

This year, we’re offering a unique pre-sojourn experience on June 25 – Creek Snorkeling at Lehigh Falls!  Space is extremely limited- registration details coming soon!

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



All Three Days, 10% Discount

Adult ($157.50) |  Child ($121.50)

Returning in 2020: Lehigh River-side Camping!

$10/night – register for each night separately

Friday night | Saturday night | Sunday night


Day 1, 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 Flotation 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.

Menu for meals:


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Featured Programming:

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Ages 8 and up ($75) per person


Day 2, Canoe/Kayak


Jim Thorpe to Walnutport

6:30 a.m.: Meet at the Walnutport Canal Association for registration and light breakfast. Parking for you is free all day at the public lot.

Location: 309 Lehigh St, Walnutport, PA 18088

2:30-3:30pm: Approximate take-out time at Walnutport. You and your gear/boat will be transported back to your vehicles at Jim Thorpe.

Menu for meals:


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Snack Raft

  • Snacks donated by Just Born
  • Ice Cream snacks also provided


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Featured Programming: coming soon

Suggested camping location:

Mauch Chunk Lake Park


Adult $50 |  Child $30 (Ages 5-14)

Canoe Rental $8 per person


Day 3, Canoe/Kayak


Sand Island to Hugh Moore Park

8:00 am.: Meet at Hugh Moore Park for registration and shuttle bus to Sand Island. Light breakfast at Sand Island.

Location: 2750 Hugh Moore Park Road, Easton, PA 18042

40.615819, -75.387703

2:30ish: Take-out at Hugh Moore Park. Smoothies in the parking lot! Then hop in your cars and go

Menu for meals:


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Featured Programming: coming soon


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Post Trip

  • OMG Smoothies!

Adult $50 |  Child $30 (Ages 5-14)

Canoe Rental $8 Per Person