Updated: Tuesday, September 2 at 8 AM      AW: what's running?      PA gages      NJ gages        NY Gages


September 13 (Sat) Giving Pond Paddle, Two sessions: 9-11 AM and 12-2 PM. Come join Delaware Canal State Park staff for a two hour flat water paddle. Ideal for beginners, families, or anyone interested in touring the 90-acre Giving Pond with a naturalist guide. Learn paddling basics and take a relaxing tour around the pond while observing and identifying local wildlife. The park will provide the use of a canoe or kayak, paddles, and life jackets. All ages welcome, but please contact leader about participation of children ages 6 or younger. Donations to the park for this program are appreciated! Program will be held in light to moderate rain, temperatures permitting. Downpours and thunderstorms cancel. Ian Kindle, 610-982-0166 (best time to call: 8-4 M-F or leave message anytime), ikindle@pa.gov

Cedar Creek, NJ, August 23. Click here for more photos.

PFDs (life jackets) must be worn on all trips when on the water. Helmets must be worn by all paddling decked boats on Class 2 or higher trips, and for all open boats on Class 3 or higher trips.

For Class 2 and higher trips, paddlers must provide their own equipment: Canoe or kayak suitable for whitewater with flotation and grab loops or handles, a helmet, lifejacket, sprayskirt for closed boats, paddle and clothing suitable for water & air temperatures. Paddlers must have the necessary skills, be able to wet exit their boat, swim and self-rescue in a rapid: swim boat and self to shore, get back in boat, or eskimo roll.

Click here to download the Fall issue of Footnotes, our chapter's newsletter.

<<<<< Fall Footnotes has a two-page article on Phil Ritchie!

2014 Lehigh River Dam Release Schedule:  May 10, 17, 24-25; June 7-8, 21-22; July 5-6, 19-20, 26-27; August 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30-31; high water release on October 11-12 if there is sufficient water

Tohickon Creek Internet to Stover Park gage conversion.

Join AMC! First time members get a 20 percent discount! Click this link for our secure server.

TRIP RELEASE FORM. Download and read the waiver you must sign to participate on trips! Click here.

Knots for paddlers: go to our Links Page.

Guide book information & reviews, click here.

Wing Dam, Kelly's Lock and other practice areas. Info and directions.

The Mohican Getaway Program has a full schedule of reasonably priced two- and three-day activity-oriented outings planned at the Mohican Outdoor Center. Click here for more information.

Rent Club Boats: We have two fully outfitted whitewater solo open canoes which you can rent for $25 a day for use on club trips. Includes paddle & spare, PDF, helmet. To rent, contact Walt Underhill, 610-827-7776 or contact leader .

Copyright 2002-14 by the Canoe Committee of the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club. Contact the webkeeper of this site: contact me Photos by our club members. Canoe site designed and managed by Eric Pavlak. Other sited designed and managed by Eric Pavlak include amcdv.org, outings.org, artpeg.com and acrookedbook.com.


Key words: canoe canoeing kayak kayaking boat paddler paddling paddles white water whitewater flatwater tidewater tide rapids sea river lake stream creek ocean wilderness tripping safety equipment gear.