Paddling the Canal I
We’re pleased to offer several paddling adventures this year in cooperation with Delaware Canal State Park naturalists, Katie Martens and Gabie Lent. The Park staff will have a limited number of equipped kayaks to loan for the morning and afternoon sessions. These are perfect opportunities to try out the sport of kayaking.
Katie and Gabie will lead this round-trip journey southward after instructing everyone on kayaking safety and technique. As we paddle, the sounds and sights of summer will surround us as we go through the widest of the Canal’s wide-waters. Trees tower overhead where mule-drawn canal boats pulled over to the side to get out of the way of “traffic,“ much like trucks pull over on highway shoulders today. The Canal wide-waters have evolved into abundant habitats where turtles, great blue herons, ducks, frogs, fish and all sorts of other critters can be spotted.
You may bring your own kayak or canoe and personal flotation device or you may borrow one of the equipped kayaks that the Park staff will have on hand. For each session, there will be 14 seats available in 12 single kayaks and 1 tandem.
Registration is required for this activity whether you plan to bring your own or borrow a boat. Please do so early by contacting us at 215-862-2021 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are planning to use Park equipment, a $10 per person donation is requested payable on the day of the event. Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.