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 25th annual Lehigh River Sojourn

June 26 – 28,  2021 

Questions?

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

The 25th annual Lehigh River Sojourn, June 26 – 28, 2021, 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 permitted but must be shuttled by participant.

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.

Now offering scholarship opportunities for youth and adult sojourners!

To learn more and apply, please contact:

Diane Motel, Director of Education Programs
610.965.4397 X118
dmotel@wildlandspa.org

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

Register:

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All Three Days, 10% Discount

Adult ($158.00) |  Child ($122.00)

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Day 1, June 26, Whitewater Rafting

Whitewater rafting through the Lehigh Gorge State Park from Drakes Creek to Glen Onoko. Shuttle and all equipment are provided.

Meet at Pocono Whitewater (1519 State Route 903, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229) at 8:00am.

Adult $65 |  Child $45 (Age 8-17)

Friday night camping $10

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Day 2, June 27, Canoe/Kayak

Previous paddling experience required; Bike on the D&L Trail from Riverview Park in Palmerton to downtown Jim Thorpe.

From here, we’ll paddle back to Riverview Park, stopping along the way to eat lunch. This section of river is class I and II whitewater. This section is great for wildlife watching and local history. 8 miles each way.

Meet at Riverview Park @ 9am: Riverview Park, Riverview Rd, Palmerton, PA 18235

Private bicycles are permitted but must be shuttled by participant. If you would prefer to skip the biking portion and only paddle, you must provide your own personal transportation to Jim Thorpe. We can provide shuttle for your boat however.

Adult $55 |  Child $35 (Ages 6-17)

Saturday night camping $10

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Day 3, June 28, 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 @ 9am: Route 33 Access Point, Easton 18045

Private bicycles are permitted but must be shuttled by participant. If you would prefer to skip the biking portion and only paddle, you must provide your own personal transportation to Sand Island Park. We can provide shuttle for your boat however.

Adult $55 |  Child $35 (Ages 6-17)

Sunday night camping $10

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