Friday, June 2, 2017

Schuylkill River Sojourn Ready to Launch!

 The Schuylkill River Sojourn runs from June 3-9 this year, with 221 paddlers. A total of 70 will make the entire trip from Schuylkill Haven to Philadelphia. 

This year, we are pleased to have our Sojourn Steward Sarah Chudnovsky blogging about her experiences and testing water quality along the way. Check back daily or subscribe by email to follow Sarah and find out what's happening on the 19th Annual Schuylkill River Sojourn.

With 100 or so kayaks on the water every day, the sojourn forms a stunning rainbow of paddlers as it makes its way down the river. Want to watch for us? Click here for a schedule that lists our start and end sites by day.

A Few Sojourn Facts

19 years. That's how long we've been organizing the Schuylkill River Sojourn. Over that time, we have introduced nearly 4,000 people to paddling the river. Two of those people have come back every single year since the first sojourn in 1998. Many more have come for over a decade. The camaraderie, time spent on the water, and the highly organized nature of the event all have made this a trip that has grown in popularity over the years.

112-miles. That's how far the sojourn travels from Schuylkill County to Philadelphia. This year, from June 3-9, a total of 221 people will participate, with 70 making the entire trip.

5 Counties. The sojourners begin in Schuylkill Haven, paddle through Berks, Chester, and Montgomery Counties before finishing up at Boathouse Row in Philadelphia. Along the way, they stop for lunch and camp out in riverside parks.

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