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The Lehigh Valley Kayak & Canoe Club is one of the largest and most active paddling clubs in the United States! We offer training, trips, social events and opportunities to improve and enhance our local rivers and lakes. We promote community interest in water safety and physical fitness through paddle sports activities for everyone. Membership in our Meetup Group is free, but does not make you a member of the LVKCC. Consider joining our club to take advantage of the many benefits: A monthly news letter, borrow equipment, club trips, winter pool sessions, social events, instruction and much more. Here (http://lehighvalleycanoeclub.org) is a link to our membership page.

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Intermediate Class on the Lower Lehigh

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There will be an intermediate whitewater skills class on the Upper Lehigh, free and open to all LVKCC members in good standing. You should have paddled this section multiple times or rivers of similar difficulty in order to have fun with this class. We will work on the usual maneuvers, but on harder lines, river reading, combat rolling and surfing. Meet at Glen Onoko at 9:00 am, ready to shuttle up to Rockport. This will be a full day, bring lunch, water and snacks and be prepared for the weather and to get wet.

Upper Chesapeake Exploration

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Explore the beauty of the upper Chesapeake region. We will meet at the put in at the Northeast beach area within Elk Neck state park at 9AM. Keels get wet at 10AM sharp. From there, we will meander down the coast to Turkey Point and its' famous lighthouse. After a rest, we turn west to the Susquehanna National Wildlife Refuge and the historic Fishing Battery light. There are two other nearby islands to explore in the area. After a final rest, we will head east back to our put in spot. Approximate mileage will be 14-15. Once everyone is in dry clothes and gear is stowed we can have dinner at Woody's Crab Shack on the way back for a delicious debrief.
TO PARTICIPATE, YOUMUST BE A MEMBER OF EITHER Lehigh Valley Canoe and Kayak Club, or Jersey Shore Sea Kayak Association.
NOT MEMBER? JOIN HERE. If you are not a member, you will be cut from the list so that dues paying members can participate.

Only sea kayaks 14 foot or longer will be allowed. This is not for beginners. You should have prior open water experience with rescue skill ability. Recommended items are kayak 14' or more, pfd, paddle, skirt, hat, sun glasses, sunscreen, water, snacks and lunch. Marine radio advisable if you have one, compass or GPS does help. Appropriate clothing for the conditions of the day.
Will post 24hrs in advance if weather looks to be incompatible with a long paddle.

Marvin Gardens Practice Session #5

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You must be a member of the Lehigh Valley Kayak and Canoe Club.
You can join here:https://lehighvalleycanoeclub.org/memberships or at the session.

You will need your own equipment: whitewater kayak, paddle, spray skirt, helmet, and PFD. A wet suit is recommended. Bring a snack, water and a change of cloths.

These sessions are for experienced and beginner white water kayakers.

ACA certified instructors will be present to offer suggestions to help you improve your technique.

The Marvin Gardens on the Lehigh River offers a very safe venue to practice eddy turns, s-turns, peel outs and ferrying.

No Moon Paddle on Lake Nockamixon! (1 of 2 for this weekend)

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Not a current member? Join here:https://lehighvalleycanoeclub.org

Join the Lehigh Valley Kayak and Canoe Club for a No Moon paddle on beautiful Lake Nockamixon.

We will have a thin crescent moon this evening. The sun sets about 7:30pm. The moon will set about 8:15pm. We will have an easy 5 mile paddle.

You must have your own equipment! You will need at PFD and whistle, a headlamp or flashlight, a recreational kayak or canoe (recommend at least 10 feet long), and a paddle. Do not wear cotton clothing !

- No inflatable PFDs...

We typically add glowsticks or other low-intensity illumination on our boats. I can bring some glowsticks.... We wish to preserve our night vision and still be seen!

Be prepared to paddle at least 4 miles. We typically linger in a dark area to enjoy the night sky and may not beach the boats for a break.

Bring water and a snack.

Your boat is required to have a current launch permit.

Note parking may be tight as this is a weekend, so please be on time

This trip will be cancelled if we have adverse weather conditions.

Our Covid-19 protocols are still in effect. Wear a mask on shore if you are going to be unable to keep six feet apart.


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Sturgeon Moon Paddle on Lake Nockamixon!

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