Delaware River Sojourn
Delaware River Sojourn Logo. 50th Anniversary Logo for National Wild and Scenic Rivers.

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.

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.

The 2018 Delaware River Sojourn was held June 15-23. Our theme Still Wild After All These Years celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. About 75% of the non-tidal Delaware River and several Delaware River tributaries have the distinction of being fully or partially included in this national system.

Stretches paddled in 2018 were the following:

  • Friday, June 15: Volunteer river cleanup from Buckingham, Pa. to Lordville, N.Y.
  • Saturday, June 16: Northeast Wilderness Experience Camp, Equinunk, Pa. to Callicoon, Pa.                        
  • Sunday, June 17: Callicoon to Narrowsburg, N.Y.
  • Monday, June 18: Lackawaxen River: Kittatinny's Threshman's Access on the Lackawaxen River to the Zane Grey Museum on the Delaware River (Lackawaxen, Pa.)
  • Tuesday, June 19: Worthington State Forest, N.J. to Driftstone on the Delaware, Mt. Bethel, Pa.
  • Wednesday, June 20: Driftstone on the Delaware to Talen (PPL) Martins Creek, Pa.
  • Thursday, June 21: Riegelsville, N.J. to Giving Pond Recreation Area, Upper Black Eddy, Pa.
  • Friday, June 22: Giving Pond Recreation Area to Bulls Island, N.J.
  • Saturday, June 23: Crosswicks and Watson creeks & the Delaware River at Bordentown, N.J.

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 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.


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