Delaware River Sojourn & Other DRB Sojourns
2023 Delaware River Sojourn: June 16-23
Delaware River Sojourn Logo.

The Delaware River Sojourn is a guided paddling trip on the wild and scenic Delaware River, combining canoeing/kayaking, camping and educational programming.

Normally held in June to celebrate National Rivers Month, the Sojourn is geared for families and individuals of all ages and skill levels.

Participants can sign up for the whole event or for the section(s) or day(s) of their choice.

By getting people out on the river and experiencing it first-hand, the Sojourn helps connect people with their local waterways and encourages stewardship of these shared resources.

The DRBC is a proud supporter of the Delaware River Sojourn and participates on its steering committee, which plans and organizes the annual not-for-profit event. 

2023 Delaware River Sojourn: June 16-23 - the theme is Running Free!

Stretches to be Paddled in 2023 (draft Dec. 2022)

  • Friday, June 16: Volunteer River Cleanup from Damascus, Pa. to Skinners Falls, N.Y. (camp opens at Northeast Wilderness Experience (NEWE), Equinunk, Pa.)

  • Saturday, June 17: Hancock, N.Y. to Buckingham Access, Pa. (camp at NEWE)

  • Sunday, June 18: Buckingham Access, Pa. to NEWE's Camp (camp at NEWE)

  • Monday, June 19: NEWE Camp to Callicoon, N.Y. (camp at NEWE)

  • Tuesday, June 20: Dingman's Ferry, Pa. to Bushkill, Pa. (camp at Driftstone, Mt. Bethel, Pa.)

  • Wednesday, June 21: Minisink Park on Pa.'s Brodhead Creek to Driftstone (camp at Driftstone)

  • Thursday, June 22: Driftstone to Martin's Creek Access, Pa. (camp at Driftstone)

  • Friday, June 23: Martin's Creek Access to Phillipsburg, N.J. (no camping, Sojourn over)

More information will be shared as it becomes available.

Check out this video about the 2022 Delaware River Sojourn!

Learn More:

• Visit the Sojourn's web site at

• Sign up for email updates by adding yourself to DRBC's Recreation/Sojourn list serv here.

• You can also visit the Delaware River Sojourn's Facebook Page.

Related Sojourn Info:

In 2022, the DRBC's Our Shared Waters Program continued its scholarship program, introducing more people to paddling

In 2021, the DRBC's Our Shared Waters Program provided scholarships to new sojourners

In 2019, the Delaware River Sojourn celebrated 25 years of paddling 

A Paddler's Guide to the Delaware River

Other River Sojourns in the DRB:

Schuylkill River Sojourn

Lehigh River Sojourn

Perkiomen Creek Sojourn

Lenape Rising Nation River Journey (every 4 years)

Other PA Sojourn Info at PA Organization for Watersheds & Rivers

Scenic Wild Delaware River Destination