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July 23. (Sat) Brandywine River. Class 1. We will paddle the West Branch of the Brandywine, from Embreeville to Shaws Bridge Park. This Chester County river is easy and interesting, but water may be low, so be prepared to get your feet wet. Esther & Walt Underhill, 610-827-7776, underwalt@aol.com.

July 27 (Wed) Great Egg Harbor River. Class 1. We will paddle approximately 8 miles from just below Penny Pot to the take-out for the Palace Outfitters, below Weymouth Furnace. This is a Pine Barrens river so expect some downed trees and other obstacles to maneuver around. Some paddling experience and boat control is required. Canoe and kayak rentals are available. There is a $14 fee to transport private boats to the Palace Outfitter's put-in. Francine Carlini, 610-279-4671, (best time to call: Evenings before 9 PM) , fcarlini@comcast.net

What trip class ratings mean (opens in new window).

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.

Paddling leader Ian Kindle named State Park Educator of the Year ... more

How to remove an embedded tick with a wet cotton swab: video ... link

2016 Lehigh River dam release schedule click here.

New: 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.

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Tohickon Creek Internet to Stover Park gage conversion.

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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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