2022 Schedule of Events

Sunday, March 13, 2pm

Red Dragon Canoe Club

Member Bill VanKeuren has arranged for our chapter to gather at the historic Red Dragon Canoe Club in Edgewater Park, NJ. They have an interesting collection of boats including 4 four man racing boats: A Walter Dean, a William English, a Thomas Eynon, and a Peterborough. also, a MicMac bark canoe, a Guatemalan dugout made from a solid mahogany log, a Fredrick Rice Adirondack Guide boat, a William Glass one man racing canoe of very early design (1903), a Thomas Eynon single or tandem racing canoe, a Rob Roy type decked sailing canoe, an Old Town HW sponson canoe and an Old Town OTCA poorly restored. Plan to bring some food to share potluck style.

Event coordinator: Al Bratton CanoeAl@aol.com


Saturday, April 23

Lake Lenape

We will enjoy a springtime day paddle exploring Lake Lenape in South Jersey. Following the paddle we are invited to Ed & Jennifer’s for a cookout to continue the fun.

Event coordinator: Al Bratton CanoeAl@aol.com


Fri – Sun, May 20 – 22

Pocono Lake Preserve

An unseasonably warm spring weekend provided the perfect opportunity for lots of paddling and fishing. Chuck Kindt hosted this event at a serene lake and a rustic lodge in Pocono Lake Preserve where we gathered after the paddle for some delicious barbeque. See some images from the gathering here.


June 11 and June 12

Day Paddles on Pasaic and Wallkill Rivers

Pack a picnic lunch and plan to paddle one or both of these beautiful rivers in North Jersey.

Event Coordinator: Barclay Foord


Tuesday, June 21

Longest Day Paddle at Nockamixon Lake

We’ll celebrate the longest day of the year with an evening picnic and a paddle.

Event Coordinator: Al Bratton CanoeAl@aol.com


July 12 – 17

WCHA Annual Assembly

After two years we will again gather with wooden canoe friends from all over the USA and Canada, and even a few paddlers from other faraway lands. The beautiful lakeside campus of Paul Smith’s College in the Adirondacks will provide the perfect setting for the largest event hosted by the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association. Canoe construction, paddling lessons, crafts, group paddles and fun activities for kids make this the perfect getaway for people of all ages. Click here to see images from a past assembly. Check the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association website for event details and registration information.


Saturday, July 30

Nockamixon Evening Paddle

Canoe friends will gather for a picnic dinner, then paddle into the sunset on lovely Nockamixon Lake at Nockamixon State Park.

Event coordinator: Al Bratton


Sat, August 13 – Sun, August 14

Weekend Paddle in Cornwall, NY

Hosted by Jim an Jean Clearwater, we will paddle two different areas in beautiful New York State. The Clearwater property has plenty of room for anyone who wants to pitch a tent and stay overnight, and it is the perfect place for us to gather and share a picnic dinner on Saturday.

Event coordinator: Jim Clearwater


Saturday, September 10

Pine Barrens River

Always a club favorite, we will enjoy paddling one of the winding rivers of the Jersey Pine Barrens.

Event coordinator: Al Bratton


Sat October 8 – Sun, October 9

Gifford Pinchot State Park

Weekend fun awaits at the annual four-chapter gathering of canoe enthusiasts at Gifford Pinchot State Park in Pennsylvania. Canoe construction techniques will be taking place inn the pavilion, and we will gather for a pot-luck dinner and a campfire at one of the member’s cabin. Enjoy some images from last year’s event If you want to camp, reserve a campsite or cabin early – they fill up quickly!

Event Coordinator: Barclay Foord


Sunday, October 23 – Tuesday, October 25

Trap Pond State Park, Delaware

A gathering early during the week will provide a bit more solitude at this popular park featuring the northernmost bald cypress swamp in the US. Paddling right through the forest of trees provides a spectacular and unique experience. If camping, reserve your site early – they fill up quickly.

Event coordinator: Jim Wilson


Saturday, November 5

North Jersey River Paddle

Let’s get one more beautiful autumn paddle in with friends before winter. Always a favorite, we will paddle out and find a great spot for a gourmet picnic lunch (always some delicious surprises provided by Barclay).

Event Coordinator: Barclay Foord


Sunday, December 11

Holiday Party at Wilsons

Jim and Betsy Wilson will host a potluck dinner at their Chester County, PA home as we gather to celebrate another year of paddling and friendship.

Event coordinator: Jim Wilson

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