4th ANNUAL NEW YEARS DAY PADDLE – Kick off the new year by embracing life. This is a popular paddle and a great way to start a new year. We will paddle 9 miles on the Perkiomen Creek.
We will stop half way for lunch and a hot drink break. Bring your coffee, cocoa, or cider to warm up with (spirits for the drinks are welcome). After the paddle we will load the boats and head to Sly Fox in Phoenixville to warm up with some food, craft ales and relive the tales of the day. Sly Fox will have some drink and food specials for our group.
Every year we do this trip it's great to see the people walking along the trail and their reactions when they see us paddling by.
The meet up is a small parking lot just off the Rt 113 & Rt 29 intersection in Collegeville. We will load boats and people and drive to the put in.
Cost if you have your own kayak - $35 per person (includes shuttle of you & your kayak and guide).
Cost if you need a kayak - $70 per person (includes kayak, paddle, pfd, shuttle and guide)
What Not to Wear - NO COTTON. Do not show up wearing jeans or other cotton pants...you will not be allowed to paddle with the group.If you have questions about what to wear let me know and I will send you a list of recommended clothing. Please ask if you are not sure. I would hate to send someone home due to improper clothing.
Everybody is required to paddle with an extra change of clothes in a dry bag. I have extra dry bags. Let me know if you need one.
About the river - There are a few spots that might be a little tricky for some beginner paddlers. In these spots you will usually have the option to paddle through or portage around. In either case we attempt to have someone available to assist you. At the lunch spot we will set up a couple camp stoves to warm up coffee and cider. There is usually a Port-O-Potty available at this spot. Precautions will be taken in case we need to shorten the trip.
DISCLAIMER: Paddling is an inherently dangerous sport. No member of the group EXCEPT YOURSELF can be held responsible for any damages, accidents, or liabilities incurred while paddling with us.