The Delaware River Sojourn, Northeast Wilderness Experience (NEWE), and Haun Transportation team up to provide the best equipment and shuttle service for participants during the upcoming Delaware River Sojourn on June 20th – 27th. This year’s theme is The Birthplace of America! The 2015 Sojourn is a eight-day guided paddling trip on the wild and scenic Delaware River, combining canoeing/kayaking, camping, educational programs, historical interpretation, and more. It is for novice to experienced paddlers of all ages and participants can sign up for the whole event or for the sections or days of their choice.
There is still room to bring your friends and family on one of the best river paddling experiences offered in the Northeast. Early bird registration, which saves $10 per person per day, ends on Saturday, June 13th. Kayaks, meals, and campsites are provided or you can bring your own boat and shuttle transportation will be provided. There are even vegetarian and gluten free menu options. The Sojourn also features the National Canoe Safety Patrol providing water safety and support for the entire trip to provide a safe experience for paddlers. For details and day plans visit www.delawareriversojourn.com. One of this year’s highlights includes connecting with the tall ships down in the Philadelphia area.
The Delaware River Sojourn is run by a Steering Committee made up of organizations and individuals along the Delaware River dedicated to sharing the river experience with others and getting youth outdoors. Teaming up with Dan Corrigan, Owner of NEWE in Wayne County, Pennsylvania, solves many of the logistics challenges. This allows the steering committee to focus on providing the best possible Sojourn Experience for paddlers. It also provides time to focus on the group’s mission and increase outreach efforts to seek grants and sponsors so more young people can experience the beauty of the Delaware River.
NEWE and Haun Transportation began working with the Sojourn several years ago as partners and have greatly enhanced the Sojourn Experience” stated Dejay Branch, Sojourn Coordinator, “The NEWE and Haun Transportation teams are an integral part of the experience. They work hard to make sure everyone has an enjoyable paddle and shuttle trip. Having the same professional team the entire trip, all the way down to Philadelphia, provides a high level of service and consistency for participants.”
NEWE provides full service equipment rental and trip services, renting everything from bikes and kayaks to snow shoes. They can handle any size group and organize entire trips for schools or corporate retreats. “I have the highest admiration for the people that work all year long, most of them as volunteers, to organize the Delaware River Sojourn. I am honored to be part of the team and support their mission of getting more youth outdoors.” said Dan Corrigan, who owns NEWE and Sawmill Cycles along with his wife Jessica, which are located on Main Street in Honesdale. NEWE also operates a remote private camping area for wilderness experience trips.
The purpose of the Sojourn is to heighten awareness of and appreciation for the Delaware River and its watershed, which flows through New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.
Studies and research have shown that being active outside is good for your health and wellbeing, as well as teach important lessons of conservation and stewardship. In this region, there is no need to travel far to be with nature; the Delaware River is close by, a gas tank away from about 20% of the nation’s population.
We hope that many will consider taking part in this fun, ultimate “staycation,” which celebrates family, friends, and the great outdoors! Come out and paddle the Delaware River, the longest un-dammed river east of the Mississippi.
For more information on NEWE: http://newildernessexperience.com
Delaware River Sojourn: http//delawareriversojourn.com