How to Paddle Outing on the Schuylkill
RESCHEDULED - Wed, Sep 14, 5:30 pm
Bartram's Garden Community Boathouse
Have you been eye-balling the "Hidden River" and wondering what a outing on the river might be like? But you've never held an oar (or it's been a really long time)? This is the outing for you! A family-friendly hands-on opportunity to learn about kayaks, canoes, rowboats, and paddleboards, and then some time trying them out on the Schuylkill River. Come with a picnic and your sense of humor! Boats, oars, and lifejackets will be provided. All skill levels welcome!
Moonlight Paddle on the Schuylkill
Sat, Sep 17, 4:45 pm
Schuylkill River Heritage, Pottstown, PA
Many of us have paddled the Schuylkill River, but how many of us have paddled it at night? Please join us for a moonlight paddle under a starry sky and enjoy dinner on the river.
We will meet at the River Front Park in Pottstown at 4:45pm and load kayaks and people into the van to head up river. The total distance will be about 8 miles. We will paddle around 4 miles and stop at Ganshahawny Park to grill some hotdogs/brats/sausages, eat dinner and hang out until sunset. After night fall we will shove off again and paddle another 4 miles in the dark (with some fun glowsticks) and arrive back at our cars around 10:00pm. We'll have designated lead and sweep paddlers to ensure that no one gets left behind.
This section of river is relatively safe and easy. However, if you have never kayaked before, it may be best for you to paddle during the daytime for your first trip. Please contact me to discuss whether or not this is an appropriate trip for you.
Guiding services by Sierra Club friends Take It Outdoors Adventures. We look forward to this year's trip. The moonlight paddle last year was awesome.
Spots are limited. Reservations required.
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