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Philadelphia Canoe Club

Trip, East Branch Brandywine Creek and Brandywine River, Class 1 Rapids, Moving Water, Rescheduled from 5/18

  • 19 May 2024
  • 11:30 AM
  • West Chester, PA

Paddle pleasant moving water with ripples and class I rapids in between.  Pass through  a rural landscape with woodlands, farms, the occasional rock formation and some beautiful homes.  We will stop for a break/afternoon snack along the way.  There is 1 dam to portage.  Time on the water for this 8 mile paddle is approximately 4 hours.  The East Brandywine is approximately 60 minutes from the Philadelphia Canoe Club.

Participants must be American Canoe Association (ACA) members and complete an online waiver.  Uncertain if you have a waiver?  Log into the ACA Website, click “My Profile” and “Date Annual Waiver Expires”.  If it is expired or has never been done click here to complete it.  Non-members are encouraged to join ACA and complete the waiver.  The $40 membership provides insurance for club events for the next year.  The day of the trip ACA members without an annual waiver (bring your membership number) and non-members (pay $10 cash for a 1 day event membership) can complete a paper waiver.

Requirements (for your safety): 

  • Wear a PFD while on the water and you should have a whistle.
  • Wear a bathing suit or quick drying clothes suitable for getting wet.  If the weather is cool dress in layers and have a set of dry clothes with you in the boat.

Suggestions (for your comfort):

  • Bring water to drink and a snack/lunch.
  • Bring a dry bag or waterproof container for your personal belongings/extra clothes.
  • Have a secure place to carry your car keys.
  • Have a set of dry clothes in your car if you want to change for the ride home.

Rain, inclement weather, or high or low water levels can cancel or reschedule the trip or change the trip location.

To go on this trip please contact the Trip Coordinator: Tom Moiani at


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