Delaware River Canoeing

Delaware River Canoeing: How to Plan an Epic Adventure

Whether you’re interested in family-friendly rafting or a white-water adventure, the Delaware River is the perfect host of your next expedition into the Pennsylvania wilderness. If you’re looking for the ultimate guide to Delaware River Canoeing, you’ve come to the right spot. Continue reading below to find out everything you need to know when it comes to planning your next getaway. For more information on exciting things to do in the area, don’t forget to request access to your complimentary Vacation Guide. Full of all of the best restaurants, attractions, and events in The Poconos, our expertly crafted guide is the only thing you need to plan an unforgettable getaway!

Here’s What You Need to Know About Delaware River Canoeing

What Class Are the Rapids?

The Delaware River is not known for its high-speed rapids, making it perfect for a relaxing family outing or a peaceful day trip into the Pocono wilderness. The highest rapids class is a Class III, which is just enough to satisfy some of the more adventurous paddlers. Laggardly paddlers need not worry, however. Most of the river is perfectly suited for first-time canoeists. Follow the river’s paddler map to find out which area is right for your skill level.

Delaware River Outfitters

Gear up and get ready for an incredible adventure out one of the many outfitters that line the shores of the Delaware River. Everything you need to build the perfect day on the water is never far away. For example, Chamberlain Canoes and Indian Head Canoes are both excellent options when it comes to getting a boat and hitting the river. Check out Delaware River Guide’s list of outfitters to find the closest one!

What to Bring on Your Outing

Whether you’re a first-time paddler or a seasoned veteran, there are some essentials that you’ll always need to carry with you when you’re heading out on the river. If you’re bringing your own boat, always make sure you are wearing a life jacket on the water. Even the best paddlers should be prepared for the unexpected. Additionally, it’s smart to bring water and sunscreen on hot summer days. If you want to pack a lunch, there are plenty of great camping areas where you can stop for a quick lunch break!

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