DELAWARE WATER GAP CANOE/KAYAK TRIP
This canoe and kayak outing is designed to be interesting for the experienced paddler and simultaneously safe and welcoming for novices.
Date: Saturday, October 18th, 2014
Time: 9:30am, approx 5 hour trip
Place: Chamberlain Canoes, Shawnee-on-Delaware PA
Autumn colors are already beginning to appear, and by mid-October the foliage display will be at peak in the Upper Delaware valley. The Harvard Club of Princeton is pleased to sponsor its fall foliage canoe trip through the Delaware Water Gap, where the colors and dramatic landscape make for an especially vivid adventure.
The Delaware along this stretch is serene, with just a few Class I rapids to add to the adventure for first-time paddlers. This year we will rendez-vous at Chamberlain Canoes in Shawnee-on-Delaware, Pennsylvania, at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 18, 2014. We expect the river course will take approximately five hours.
Both canoes and kayaks are available at Chamberlain’s, at prices that vary depending on the rivercraft you choose and our total number of participants. Those with their own rivercraft may arrange its transport for a more modest portage fee.
Bring your own lunch and libations, as you are sure to get hungry!
This is strictly a fair-weather outing. In the event of serious rain over the Upper Delaware, we cancel. In case of doubt, call (609) 558-6862 (cell) the morning of October 18th.
Organizers: Jeff and Yuki Laurenti
Cost: There is no fee for this event. Your only cost is the rental cost of your canoe/kayak (approx. $40)
Register: Please RSVP to Jeff and Yuki by e-mail (email@example.com) by October 15th.
DIRECTIONS: (If lost, call Chamberlain Canoes)
FROM TRENTON/PRINCETON: Take New Jersey Route 31 north (from Princeton, take Rosedale Road to County Routes 569 into and 518 out of Hopewell to get to Route 31). At its end in Buttzville, turn left onto US Route 46 west. Follow US Route 46 to its end at Columbia, following the ramp onto Interstate Route 80 west through the Water Gap.
After crossing the Delaware River into Pennsylvania (westbound toll: $1), take the first exit (#310) and keep right, following the signs to the "Pennsylvania Welcome Center". Continue past the Welcome Center onto River Road (route 2028) for another mile. Total distance from Palmer Square, Princeton, to Delaware Water Gap PA: 64 miles. Estimated travel time: 1 hr 27 minutes.
FROM NEW YORK: From the Lincoln Tunnel, take New Jersey Route 495 to the New Jersey Turnpike, and the Turnpike south to Exit 15W. Get on Interstate Route 280 west and go some 18 miles to its end at Interstate 80. Continue west on Interstate Route 80 some 47 miles until the Delaware Water Gap.
After crossing the Delaware River into Pennsylvania (westbound toll: $1), take the first exit (#310) and keep right, following the signs to the "Pennsylvania Welcome Center". Continue past the Welcome Center onto River Road (route 2028) for another mile. Total distance from Times Square to Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA: 75 miles. Estimated travel time: 1 hr 20 minutes from Times Square. Public transportation: There is a 7:11 a.m. train from New York's Penn Station that arrives in Dover at 8:56. With advance notice, the organizers may be able to arrange auto transport from there.