2021 Schedule of Events

Note – all events are subject to change depending on Covid-19 restrictions and safety concerns. Check this page for updates.

Saturday, May 8. Pocono Lake Preserve Paddle

Spend the day at beautiful Pocono Lake Preserve in Pocono Lake, PA. Hosted by a member, we will enjoy a relaxing paddle during the early spring.

Check the gallery of images from this event

Saturday, June 12. Beltzville Lake

Join us for a paddle in picturesque Beltzville State Park, outside Leighton, PA. We’ll meet at the Preacher’s Camp boat ramp to put in on the 3,000-acre lake. We’ll head east up the lake, with two coves to explore: Wild Creek and/or Pohopoco Cove.

Click here to see a gallery of images from this beautiful lake paddle.

Monday, June 21. Longest Day Paddle

This traditional gathering celebrates the extended daylight of the longest day of the year. We share a picnic with friends before launching canoes at Lake Nockamixon in Bucks County, PA. We enjoy a leisurely paddle as the evening sunset turns into dusk, and watch a variety of birds, from cormorants to bald eagles on a beautiful, warm evening. Click here to see a gallery of images from last year’s evening paddle.

Contact: Jean Bratton at jeanbratton123@aol.com

Tuesday, July 13, Beltzville Lake

An addition to the schedule ….. since we will not be travelling to the Adirondacks for Assembly, an additional local paddle was added.

Click here for a gallery of images from the day trip in the Poconos.

Tuesday, July 13-Sunday, July 18.

Annual WCHA Assembly in the Adirondacks Virtual Event

Canoe enthusiasts from all over the USA and Canada will enjoy a variety of virtual programs on canoe building and restoration, and the joy of paddling. Click here for more information and a gallery of images from past Assemblies.

Saturday, August 7. Francis E. Walter Reservoir near White Haven, PA

Click here to see photos by Tim Burris from the excursion.

Sunday, Aug 22. Nockamixon Evening Paddle

Cancelled due to weather

After gathering at Nockamixon State Park for a picnic dinner, we will enjoy an evening paddle as the sun sets over Nockamixon Lake in Bucks County, PA. That night is also a full moon.

Contact: Jean Bratton at jeanbratton123@aol.com

Saturday, Sep 11. Pine Barrens

The natural beauty of the Pine Barrens provides a favorite location for our group to paddle.

Click here to see a gallery of images from the beautiful September paddle and picnic.

Friday-Sunday, October 8-10. Gifford Pinchot Mini-Assembly

For this annual event, we join up with our friends from other local chapters of WCHA from Maryland, Ohio and western Pennsylvania, for a gathering we call Mini-Assembly, as it is a smaller version of the annual national Assembly. Gifford Pinchot State Park in Lewisberry, PA, provides a large pavilion for us to practice and demonstrate canoe construction and some camp cooking. Weekenders can choose accomodation options such as tent camping, cabins, yerts, or even nearby hotels. Our chapter gathers at some of the cabins in the park for a potluck dinner and campfire on Saturday night. And the paddling on the lake is beautiful!

Click here for a gallery of images from the 2021 weekend.

Saturday, Nov 6. Rockaway River

Within minutes of launch on this serene river in northern Jersey, all signs of civilization disappear, and paddlers are immersed in a peaceful sojourn up river and back. A stop for a special picnic in the woods is always a highlight!

Click here to see a gallery of pictures from the chilly but sunny end-of-season paddle

Happy Holidays!

Due to ongoing Covid concerns, we will not have our annual holiday party. We will plan for a meeting early next year, when we can plan our excursions for 2022.

We’ll have a meeting in January to celebrate the beginning of
the new year and plan some fun stuff to look forward to. Start thinking about past trips you’d like to repeat, trips you think might be nice to try, possible ideas for indoors for
February and March if we all feel it’s safe, etc. Here’s to more paddling and gathering in 2022!

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