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Contact: Ingrid Peterec, 570-685-4871 ext. 6605
Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River is celebrating the National Park Service's 100th birthday by paddling 100 miles of the Delaware River this summer. Looking for something fun to do to celebrate Independence Day? Consider signing up for the 100 Mile Paddle on July 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. The stretches of river that will be covered will be Long Eddy, NY to Callicoon, PA, Callicoon, PA to Damascus, PA, and Damascus, PA to Narrowsburg, NY, respectively. Paddlers must provide their own equipment but a free shuttle is provided.The paddle will begin at 9:00am and participants will meet the Park Rangers at the launch access.
Long term volunteer Bob Hare will be representing Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River as the Centennial River Ambassador on these river trips. He will be paddling 70 miles of the Upper Delaware River, and then will go south to Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River's sister park Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area to paddle 30 miles on the Middle Delaware River. Accompanying Bob Hare will be park rangers who will provide a safety talk as well as pointing out natural and cultural highlights along the way.
In addition to your kayak or canoe you will need to bring sunscreen, water, bug spray, river shoes, paddles, life jacket, and a lunch.We encourage you to bring your friends and family and make a day of it on the river.
This is an excellent opportunity for beginner paddlers, or those with more experience to paddle stretches of the river that you would not normally travel. Additional river trips will take place each Saturday thereafter through Saturday, August 27th.To participate in any or all of these paddles you must pre-register. Contact Anya Shaunessy at (570) 685-4871 ext. 6610 to sign up!Don't forget to like our Facebook page to stay up-to-date on everything that is going on in our park. If you are interested in seeing more photos of Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River, please follow us on Instagram at UpperDelawareNPS.