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Hike, Bike and Paddle the Delaware Water Gap With Your Grandchild

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ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Program intended for grandchildren from 8 - 12 years of age.

Come to where the Delaware River bursts through the Appalachian Mountains for a multi-sport adventure with your grandchild that reveals the natural treasures of the Delaware Water Gap from every angle. Gaze down onto the gap from the Appalachian Trail on hikes in rustic Pennsylvania and New Jersey. See it from the road as you cycle through the countryside in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Experience it up close as you paddle through it in a canoe or kayak on the pristine Delaware River. On each adventure, naturalists and other experts interpret your awesome surroundings while you and your grandchild strengthen your bond.


• Take scenic hikes along the Appalachian Trail with a naturalist who details the history of the trail and points out native plants and animals.
• Paddle a canoe or kayak down the Delaware River and through the Delaware Water Gap and enjoy an opportunity to swim in an eddy pool.
• Pedal beside your grandchild alongside a whitewater river, picnic near a rustic waterfall and spend your evenings learning about the history and nature of the area.

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles varied terrain; elevation gains of 1,000 ft; canoeing up to 10 miles; biking up to 16 miles.

Coordinated by Shawnee Institute.

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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
12 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
12 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances


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