Delaware River Sojourn
2021 Delaware Sojourn: August 6-13

Please Note: We are planning a 2021 Sojourn, but things could change due to the pandemic. We are keeping up to date on the most current information and will provide updates if and when available.

Delaware River Sojourn Logo.

NEW DATES! Please save the dates for the 2021 Delaware River Sojourn: Focus on Fish! The 26th annual event will be held from Friday, August 6 through Friday, August 13! Friday, August 6 will be a volunteer river cleanup, followed by seven days of paddling.

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.


Normally held in June to celebrate National Rivers Month, in 2021, the Sojourn has been moved to August to allow for more time for people to be vaccinated (should they choose) and otherwise allow for more time to get the pandemic further under control.


Draft Stretches to be paddled and camping locations:

  • Friday, August 6: volunteer river cleanup in Hancock, N.Y. Camping opens Friday night at Northeast Wilderness Experience (NEWE), Equinunk, Pa.

  • Saturday, August 7: paddle Hancock to Buckingham, Pa. Camp at NEWE.

  • Sunday, August 8: paddle Buckingham to NEWE Camp. Camp at NEWE.

  • Monday, August 9: paddle NEWE Camp to Callicoon, Pa. Camp at NEWE.

  • Tuesday, August 10: paddle Damascus to Narrowsburg, N.Y. Travel to next camp – Driftstone, Mt. Bethel, Pa.

  • Wednesday, August 11: paddle Minisink Park, Pa. on the Brodhead Creek to Driftstone (on the Delaware River). Camp at Driftstone.

  • Thursday, August 12: paddle Driftstone to Talen Boat Launch, Martins Creek, Pa. Camp at Driftstone.

  • Friday, August 13: paddle Martins Creek to Phillipsburg, N.J.

View 2021 Flyer (pdf)

View News Release issued May 11, 2021 announcing the opening of registration

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. 

Delaware River Sojourn Celebrates 25 Years in 2019 

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.


Sojourn 2021: August 6-13. Focus on Fish. 

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


Other River Sojourns in the DRB:

Schuylkill River Sojourn

Lehigh River Sojourn

Perkiomen Creek Sojourn

Other PA Sojourn Info at PA Organization for Watersheds & Rivers