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
  • 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 23rd 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 a canoe? Reserve your rental for a small fee when you register!

Questions?

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

This year, we’re offering a unique pre-sojourn experience on June 21 – Creek Snorkeling at Lehigh Falls! Click here for more details and to register- space is extremely limited.

Join us June 22-24 for Sojourn 2019!

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

Register:

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All Three Days, 10% Discount

Adult ($148.50) |  Child ($103.50)

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Day 1, June 22, 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.

Menu for meals:

Breakfast

  • Bagels, cream cheese, fresh fruit, juice donated by Weis Markets in Whitehall
  • Coffee donated by Bill Erdman
  • Yogurt and granola also provided

Lunch

  • Water donated by Nestle
  • Snacks donated by Just Born
  • Hoagies, fruit, chips provided by Pocono Whitewater

Featured Programming: Amber Breiner,executive director of the Carbon County Community Foundation, will speak about the history of and vision for their new fund for conservation, the Lehigh River Watershed Fund.

 

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 23, Canoe/Kayak

 

Jim Thorpe to Walnutport

7:00 a.m.: Meet at the Jim Thorpe train station for registration and light breakfast. Parking for you is free all day at the public lot.

Location: 1 Susquehanna St, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229

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:

Breakfast

  • Bagels, cream cheese, fresh fruit, juice donated by Weis Markets in Whitehall
  • Coffee donated by Lehighton Outdoor Center
  • Yogurt and granola also provided

Snack Raft

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

Lunch

  • Water donated by Nestle
  • Wraps, bean & corn salad, homemade brownies provided by Ateria’s on First
  • Fruit, hummus, chips also provided

Featured Programming: Eagle presentation, courtesy of Carbon County Environmental Education Center, as well as the annual Friends of the Lehigh awards ceremony during the lunch stop.

Suggested camping location:

Mauch Chunk Lake Park

http://www.carboncounty.com/index.php/camping
(570)325-3669

Adult $45 |  Child $25 (Ages 5-14)

Canoe Rental $8 per person

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Day 3, June 24, 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:

Breakfast

  • Coffee donated by Lehighton Outdoor Center
  • Bagels, cream cheese, fresh fruit, yogurt, granola, juice provided

Featured Programming: Chris Strohler, Senior Conservation Planner at Wildlands Conservancy, presents on “The Link” Trail Network

Lunch

  •  Honey Turkey on a French Brioche Roll, Deluxe Italian on Semolina Baguette, Roasted Balsamic Vegetables and Fresh Mozzarella with Pesto on a Ciabatta donated by St. Lukes Health Network
  • Water donated by Nestle
  • Snacks donated by Just Born

Post Trip

  • OMG Smoothies!

Adult $45 |  Child $25 (Ages 5-14)

Canoe Rental $8 Per Person

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