Delaware River Sojourn: Sharing the Journey for Over 22 Years
2016 Delaware River Sojourn: June 18-25
Still Accepting Registrations for Days 1-2 and 5-8!
Days 3 (Monday) & 4 (Tuesday) are SOLD OUT!
This year's theme is Find Your River: Celebrating 100 Years of the National Park Service!
The Sojourn is a seven- or eight-day guided paddling trip on the wild and scenic Delaware River, combining canoeing/kayaking, camping, educational programs, historical interpretation, and more. It is for novice to experienced paddlers of all ages; participants can sign up for the whole event or for the section(s) or day(s) of their choice.
The purpose of the Sojourn is to heighten awareness of and appreciation for the Delaware River and its watershed, which flows for 330 miles through New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.
Studies and research have shown that connecting with nature is good for your health and well-being, as well as teaches important lessons of conservation and stewardship. In this region, there is no need to travel far to do so; the Delaware River is close by, a gas tank away from about 20% of the nation's population.
Join the Delaware River Sojourn and experience a fun, ultimate "staycation," which celebrates family, friends, and the great outdoors! Come out and paddle the Delaware River, the longest un-dammed river east of the Mississippi.
It is NOT too late to Register for Days 1-2 and Days 5-8!
Please click on the 'Registration' tab for information on how to register.
UPDATE! Days 3 & 4 are SOLD OUT.
If you would like to be a through-tripper (paddling all 8 days), please call 646-205-2724. First-Time Paddlers slots are also full.
Day Plans for the 2016 Sojourn are Available!
Click on the 'Day Plans' tab to view and download. Driving directions are included.
Event Flyers from the National Park Service Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River (UPDE)
UPDE 100 Mile Paddle in Celebration of the NPS Centennial
UPDE 2016 Calendar of Events
Check out the Delaware River Sojourn Entry on National Geographic's Wild, Scenic Delaware River Geotourism Site!
This new website from National Geographic promotes the Upper and Middle Delaware River region through the voices and stories of local people, businesses, and organizations. It's a great guide to learn about places to go, where to stay, and things to do in this region. Click here for the 2016 Sojourn entry.
Sojourn Giving Page
If interested and able, please consider giving a donation to the not-for-profit Sojourn. Please click on the 'Sojourn Giving Page' tab for more information and check out Dan's latest letter to sojourn participants. We appreciate your support!
Keep Up to Date on Sojourn Details
If interested in receiving periodic info on the Sojourn, please click on the 'Contact' tab for instructions on how to sign up for email updates.