May 30- 31, (Sat - Sun) Overnight canoe trip with camping at the Mullica River Wilderness Campsite. This flat, gentle flowing and narrow river has many sharp turns as it flows through cedar swamps, savanna marshes, bogs and forest. Instructions will be given for what to bring and packing your overnight gear to keep it dry. Canoe rental, camping fee and a community dinner and breakfast are included in the $55 cost per person ($110 per tandem canoe). $25 per person for private boat. Please visit Meetup for more trip details when available. Registering via Meetup is preferred. Contact leader Rich Pace. Space left for canoes, no more kayaks accepted.
June 6, (Sat) Delaware & Raritan Canal The start of a project to paddle all of the historic Delaware & Raritan Canal in NJ. We start near the Raritan end, because they plan to close that section next year for dredging. We’ll paddle from Rocky Hill to Millstone, a little under 9 miles, with a stop to admire the old Blackwells Mills canal house. The less energetic can plan to take out here ( 6.6 miles); the super-energetic can plan to run back to the put-in on the tow-path. One lock to carry. Recreational kayaks very suitable, but anything that floats will serve, short of an inner tube. Optional pub visit after. Rain date Sat June 13. I plan to scout some sunny weekday in April or May, call if you’d like to join me. Jill Arbuckle, email@example.com 973-890-9280.
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.
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.
Electronic trip reporting now available for leaders
Trip leaders can skip mailing in trip reports and sign up sheets by reporting their trips electronically on this web site.
Leaders will be able to scan their sign sheets, upload them and fill out their trip report on line. They have the option of receiving a copy of their report by e-mail. Instructions and help are provided. For more information, click here.
Click here to download the Winter issue of Footnotes, our chapter's newsletter.
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.
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 2002-15 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.