Delaware River Sojourn
2020 Sojourn Canceled

The Delaware River Sojourn Steering Committee has announced the cancellation of the 2020 Delaware River Sojourn, which was scheduled for June 20 - 26, with a volunteer river cleanup on the day prior.

Given the continued need for mitigation measures to keep people safe and to further control the spread of the coronavirus, we realize that we are unable to provide the Sojourn that we planned for this year. We were very excited for our program Focus on Fish, and we realized that we we'd rather wait a year and offer the program we planned, rather than offer a very abbreviated version. While social distancing sounds easy on the water, there are many other aspects of the Sojourn where it would be difficult at best. And, more importantly, we want to keep people safe. The people make the Sojourn, we could not do it without you.

While our 2020 trip is canceled, we will be keeping up to date on best practices regarding group trips as we hit the late summer and early fall. If allowed, perhaps a day trip or two will be able to be scheduled and coordinated.

Please stay tuned, and most of all, please stay safe.

Save the Dates! June 19-26, 2021
Delaware River Sojourn Logo.

While our 2020 trip may be canceled, we are pleased to announce our dates for the 2021 Delaware River Sojourn: Focus on Fish! The 26th annual event will be held from Saturday, June 19 through Saturday, June 26! A volunteer river cleanup will be held the day prior, on Friday, June 18.

Held in June to celebrate National Rivers Month, the Delaware River Sojourn is a guided paddling trip on the wild and scenic Delaware River, combining canoeing/kayaking, camping, educational programs, and historical interpretation.

Geared for families and indivduals 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.

Draft Stretches to be paddled and camping locations:

  • Friday, June 18: volunteer river cleanup in Hancock, N.Y. Camping opens Friday night at Northeast Wilderness Experience (NEWE), Equinunk, Pa.
  • Saturday, June 19: paddle Fireman’s Field, Hancock to Buckingham, Pa. Camp at NEWE.
  • Sunday, June 20: paddle Buckingham to NEWE Camp. Camp at NEWE.
  • Monday, June 21: paddle NEWE Camp to Damascus, Pa. Camp at NEWE.
  • Tuesday, June 22: paddle Damascus to Narrowsburg, N.Y. Travel to next camp – Driftstone, Mt. Bethel, Pa.
  • Wednesday, June 23: paddle Minisink Park, Pa. on the Brodhead Creek to Driftstone (on the Delaware River). Camp at Driftstone.
  • Thursday, June 24: paddle Driftstone to Martins Creek, Pa. Camp at Driftstone.
  • Friday, June 25: paddle Easton, Pa. to Riegelsville, N.J. 
  • Saturday, June 26: please stay tuned for info on this day!

By getting individuals out on the river to experience it first-hand, the Delaware Sojourn aims to promote stewardship of the Delaware River Basin and its resources.

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. 

Learn more by visiting the sojourn's web site at https://delawareriversojourn.com/. 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.

 

Sojourn 2021: June 19-26. Focus on Fish. 

Click here to view the Delaware River Sojourn entry on the Scenic, Wild Delaware River National Geographic Geotourism MapGuide.