Shawnee on Delaware
Hike, Bike and Paddle the Delaware Water Gap With Your Grandchild
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.
Program No. 14842RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

This unforgettable, multi-sport adventure explores the Delaware Water Gap from every angle. Gaze down onto the gap from the Appalachian Trail on a hike in rustic Pennsylvania and New Jersey. See it from the road as you cycle through the countryside. 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.
Activity Level
Moderately Challenging
Walking up to two miles over varied terrain with elevation gains of 1,000 feet. Canoeing up to 10 miles. Biking up to 16 miles.
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Take scenic hikes along the Appalachian Trail while learning about the local flora and fauna.
  • 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.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 8-12.
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Rick Koval
Rick Koval is a longtime resident of Luzerne County and a professional naturalist, consultant, wildlife photographer and award-winning outdoor writer. He was the director of land conservation for the North Branch Land Trust before becoming the head naturalist for Skytop Lodge in the Poconos. Rick is a local television personality as a naturalist on the popular show, “Pennsylvania Outdoor Life.” He is currently writing a book on the native orchids of the Poconos.
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