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20th Delaware River Sojourn a Huge Success

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The 20th Delaware River Sojourn was held from Sunday, June 22 through Saturday, June 28, 2014. Themed Sharing the Journey for 20 Years, the 2014 event was a huge success, with a record number of participants, great paddling conditions, and a family-friendly atmosphere that all enjoyed.

Held in June to celebrate National Rivers Month, the Delaware River Sojourn is a guided paddling trip on the Delaware River, combining canoeing/kayaking, camping, educational programs, and historical interpretation. Geared for novice to experienced paddlers, participants can sign up for the whole event or for the section(s) or day(s) of their choice. By getting individuals out on the river to experience it first-hand, the Delaware Sojourn aims to promote stewardship of the Delaware River Watershed and its resources.

The sojourn began in Lackawaxen, Pa., spending two days paddling the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River. The group then paddled through the Delaware Water Gap, followed by three days on the lower Delaware River. These first six days of paddling highlighted several sections of the non-tidal Delaware River that are included in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. Saturday's paddle allowed participants to experience paddling the tidal Delaware River, with a trip up to Bristol, Pa. from Neshaminy State Park and back. In all, nearly 65 miles of the Delaware River were paddled this year. 

The Delaware Sojourn is one of the longest, continuously running PA River Sojourns, and celebrating its 20th adventure on the river was a true milestone!

DRBC is a proud supporter of the Delaware River Sojourn and participates on its steering committee, which plans and organizes the annual not-for-profit event. Learn more by visiting the sojourn's web site at www.delawareriversojourn.org.

View additional photos on the Delaware Sojourn's Facebook page (you do not need an account to view).