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June 3-4 Saturday & Sunday, Tandem Canoe Training Beginners and experienced people are welcome. We work with your skill level. This class is a two-day event. The first day is on Lake Luxembourg, Core Creek Park in Bucks County, PA. The second day will be on the Delaware at Lambertville, NJ. On the first day, the strokes for paddling in the bow and stern will be taught and practiced so you can become comfortable and in control of the canoe. To help you achieve this you will have your own coach in the boat as a partner.. Safety and other boating skills will be covered. The second day you will learn how to do eddy turns, ferries, and water reading will be worked on. We will finish with a short paddle down the Delaware with some surfing along the way. After these classes you should be comfortable paddling many local rivers like all of the Pine Barrens, most of the Delaware, Schuylkill and the Lehigh that are class 1. As you gain time on the water and if you choose to move on to wild water you will simply build on the foundation of skills you've learned in this class. This is a joint class with Churchville Nature Center[CNC] and Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC). Registration is through CNC; call Tue.-Sun. 10-5 at 215-357-4005. CNC-AMC Members/non-members - $90/$110 for both days. Includes boat, paddle, and pfd. Questions? Contact leaders John Chalikian. 215-635-3516, (best time to call: before 9), chalikian@juno.com or Walt Underhill, 610-827-7776, (best time to call: before 9) underwalt@aol.com

Lake Nockamixon, May 20. 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.

This week's Lehigh River dam release, posted each Wednesday.

Lehigh River whitewater dam release schedule for 2017:

May13, 20, 27, 28 June 10, 11, 24, 25 July 8, 9, 22, 23, 29, 30 August 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26*, 27* September 2*, 3*     October 7-8*         *depending on available water

Paddling guide books and skills books click here.

AMC interactive stream map of the Pennsylvania Highlands Region. Click here

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 spring issue of Footnotes, our chapter's newsletter.

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.

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