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October 18 (Sat) Brandywine River paddle & museum tour.  Joint trip with Churchville Nature Center and AMC. Nice fall paddle with beautiful fall colors in Chester County, PA. This is a class l trip suitable for less experienced paddlers. The group will be stopping at the Brandywine River Museum for lunch and an optional tour of the museum. Take out is at Smith Bridge Park, DE. About 10 miles. If you have a boat contact the leader. If you want to tour the museum bring $10 for admission. If you need a boat contact Churchville Nature Center at 215-357-4005, Tue.-Sun. 10 to 5. Fee is $30 CNC/AMC member. $35 non-member includes museum and boat, pfd, paddle. Leader: John Chalikian, 215-635-3516 or chalikian@juno.com

Oswego River, NJ, September 7. Click here for more photos.

November 1 (Sat) Tohickon Creek Fall Release, CANCELED. Low water in lake and other nonsense.

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.

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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 .

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

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