WW Rafting Lehigh River Gorge
Get ready for some wet and wild fun as we ride the rapids through the awesome river gorge scenery of Lehigh Gorge State Park.
This is the ultimate whitewater trip – the best in the tri-state area. This particular weekend has a scheduled “dam release” from the upstream Francis E. Walter Dam which all but guarantees perfect rafting conditions. We will hold on tight for Class II and III rapids – 18 in total – and cover a distance of approximately 13 miles in about 5 hours.
So you never have been rafting before and are perhaps a little unsure? No worries, no experience is necessary. Upon arrival at base camp, we will check-in, get geared-up and then go through a briefing by our outfitter’s certified and experienced river guides. They will show and teach us the basic rafting skills and proper paddling techniques to negotiate the river. A quick hop into the bus will take us to the raft put-in where our journey begins. Several guides outfitted in whitewater kayaks will escort our group of rafts down the river from start to finish giving us encouragement and direction along the way. You say you don’t know how to swim? That’s not a problem either as you will be wearing your life vest which will keep you afloat as the guides will get you back into your raft.
We will stop roughly half way through our whitewater adventure to break out our picnic lunches – in warmer weather this is a great opportunity to get in a quick swim as well. After our day of paddling the river, we will head back to base camp, clean-up and head on back home. You are assured to sleep well on the ride back!
All trip details and final trip itinerary will be e-mailed to all registered guests the week of the trip date.
|Trip Date: Sept 5|
|Departure: 7:45 a.m. check-in – 8th Avenue and W31st street - on the steps of the US Post Office and across from Penn Station.|
|Return: Approx 8:30pm.|
|Trip Rating: Moderate – We will paddle the whitewater for approximately 4-5 hours and roughly 12 miles with 18 Class II and III rapids. (learn more)|
|What's Included: Trip includes all transportation costs, certified river guides, equipment rentals, continental breakfast, and picnic lunch.|
|What to Bring: Wear clothing appropriate for getting wet, preferably quick drying fabrics. Dress appropriately for the season and in layers - this means have the ability to take tops on/off as needed to keep you comfortable. Wear water shoes, secure sandals, or sneakers (absolutely no flip flops, loose sandals or crocs). Sunglasses, sunscreen, hat and chapstick are recommended. Wear a strap to secure your eyeglasses or sunglasses. If you are not sure, bring more clothing than you think you need – extra items can be left in the van. Bring extra snacks for the ride up, water, and a waterproof camera. If need be the outfitter has a store to purchase last minute stuff. For the ride home, bring a towel and change of clothes / shoes.|
For trips that list multiple dates, please e-mail us at Contact@OutdoorConnectionsNYC.com to let us know which date you prefer after you have registered and paid on-line.
Whitewater Rafting Lehigh River Gorge
Transportation Option $129 ($129 early bird)
Drive Yourself Option $109
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