||Trip Name / Location||Difficulty||Contact||Info (for more details, scroll to descriptions at the bottom of this page)|
|Wading River||Easy Moving Water||Looie |
| Meet at Godfrey Bridge next to Wading Pines Campground in NJ. 10:30 a.m. (An informal paddle).|
Note: For directions, go to Wading Pines Campground, their directions will get you to Godfrey Bridge. Don't forget lunch, water and a change of clothes.
|Tuesday, August 22||Wading River||Easy Moving Water||Looie Voorhees|
|Meet at Godfrey Bridge next to Wading Pines Campground in NJ. 10:30 a.m. (An informal paddle).|
|Flat Rock Practice Every Wednesday
|Flat Rock Schuylkill River||I/II||Training@philacanoe.org||Meet at PCC 5 pm on Wednesdays for whitewater practice at Flat Rock.|
|Cedar Creek||Moving Water||Looie Voorhees|
|Meet 10 am at WaWa, Route 530 and 70, Whiting, NJ. We will paddle from Dover Forge to Double Trouble State Park. Be prepared to carry your boat to your car or bring wheels. This creek is twisty.|
|Batsto River (NJ Pine Barrens)||Stand Up|
Paddle Board (SUP) or your choice of boat
TRIP CANCELLED. WATCH FOR DATE LATER IN SUMMER.
| Looie Voorhees|
|This is not a lesson, must have attended a class or be experienced. Also helpful to know how to navigate a flowing, twisty stream. Meet 10 a.m. at Bel Haven Paddlesports, 1118 County Rd 542, Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215. We will be shuttled by bus to the put in. Bring your own SUP or boat or call Bel Haven directly (800-445-0952) to rent a kayak or canoe (they do not rent SUPs). Transportation is included in rentals, if you bring your own boat or board it is $13/person. Please confirm at email@example.com. Note: Bug spray necessary.|
|7/22||Lehigh River||II/III|| Aaron Weilerstein|
|7/22||Schuylkill River; Potts-town-Linfield||Flatwater|| Charlie Day|
|7/29-7/30||Stonycreek River||III/IV|| Ron Watson|
|8/6||Lehigh River||II/III|| TBD|
|8/4-8/6||First Timer's Lower Yough
|8/27|| Lehigh River||II/III|| Joe Cunningham|
|9/2-9/4|| Labor Day Yough
|09/09-09/10||Larry March Slalom||Race|
|Beginner/Novice Slalom Race on the Little Lehigh Creek in Allentown. There will be a skills clinic on Saturday and the race is on Sunday. You do not need a race boat to participate. Larry March Slalom|
|09/23||Schuylkill River||Flat/Moving Water||Charlie Day|
|Schuylkill River, Mont Clare (Phoenixville) to Valley Forge. Put in at Lock 60 Park, take out at Betzwood Ramp, Valley Forge Park, a distance of about 8 miles. This is a very pretty part of our home river, with good water quality.|
|09/23-09/24||Fiddlers Elbow Slalom||Race|
|Beginner/Novice Slalom Race on Swatara Creek (Fiddlers Elbow Rapid) in Hummelstown. There will be a skills clinic on Saturday and the race is on Sunday. You do not need a race boat to participate. Fiddlers Elbow|
|Intermediate Slalom race on Esopus Creek in Phoenicia NY. Open practice on Saturday and Race on Sunday. This is an intermediate race but beginner classes will be offered. You do not need a race boat to participate. Esopus Slalom|
|10/07||Batsto Lake and River, round trip||Flatwater||Charlie Day|
|A pretty Pine Barrens lake and river, and an easy paddle, going upstream a couple of miles, stopping for lunch and then back down to the put-in; no shuttle needed. Meet at Batsto Village Visitors Center and drive together to the Batsto Lake Canoe Launch. Contact Charlie for details.|
|10/13-10/14||52nd Annual Bellefonte Slalom||Race|
|Beginner/Novice Slalom Race at Sunnyside Paddling Park in Bellefonte. There will be a skills clinic on Saturday and the race is on Sunday with the option for an additional clinic on Friday depending on interest. You do not need a race boat to participate.|
|10/13-15||Trap Pond State Park; Camping||Flatwater|| Heidi Schulze|
|10/28||Rancocas River||Flatwater||David & Marion Brown|
PCC members coordinate trips down a number of different rivers each season. Some require different skills to run. Trips are listed by river, class and date. Select the trip that you are interested in for more information about the trip, and how to contact the trip organizer.Trips are added all the time, so check back here or on our calendar or forums often! Click here for River Descriptions
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PCC Goes On Trips!
The Philadelphia Canoe Club takes trips all over - locally, the US, Canada, and points further abroad..All trips are open to anyone, as long as they can paddle safely with us!
If you want to come along with us, feel free to find a trip you are interested in, and contact the person in charge of the event. In some cases, you can even sign up for the trip online. If you have questions about what you need for a specific trip, see the trip description, and consider contacting the listed contact for the event
In addition to one-and multi-day trips, there are short paddles leaving from the Club on a number of Wednesdays and Thursdays in the late afternoon. Non-members are welcome and equipment is available for rental. Check the list for dates, and—as for all trips—contact the leader in advance.
Whitewater canoeing and kayaking requires training, and some specialized safety gear. To come along on one of our whitewater trips, you will need to have taken some previous training, either from one of our courses, or elsewhere. Skill level may also be a factor, as more difficult sections may require more training or experience. If you want to join us, and are just starting out, contact us about some training. If you have experience, and think you'd like to join a trip, contact the leader of that trip, to make sure the trip is a good fit for your skill level.
To join us.. Contact the trip leader for the trip event you are interested in joining. Trip leaders MUST be contacted by all participants prior to event. You can NOT just show up at the put-in.
Meet at the club on Wednesday's at approximately 5pm to paddle the Schyulkill from Flatrock Dam to the Club. Participation requires that you have taken a class with us or have successfully paddled whitewater with us in the past.
Typically we start doing Wednesday night Flatrock paddles on the first wednesday after Memorial Day, and end them the Last Wednesday before Labor day.
You don't need to have your own gear, you can rent gear and a boat for $10.
Non ACA members will need to pay additional $5.
For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please Note:This document represents one person's opinions about the character and difficulty of some of the rivers frequently paddled by the Philadelphia Canoe Club. It is emphatically NOT a guide, but more a grouping of relative difficulty using the writer's subjective interpretation of the AWA River Classification Scale.
The following rivers are rated on the AWA rating scale. This scale can be accessed through the AWA website AWA.org. If the numbers don't mean anything to you, it is a good idea to check in with local paddlers to get an idea of what you might be getting involved in. Streams within about 2 hours of Philadelphia may have a brief comment attached; out of state streams are indicated.
FLAT / MOVING RIVER DESCRIPTIONS: