Shawnee on Delaware
Appalachian Mountain Adventures: Hike, Bike and Paddle the Delaware Water Gap
Come to where the Delaware River bursts through the Appalachian Mountains for a multi-sport adventure that reveals the natural treasures of the Delaware Water Gap from every angle.
Program No. 17610RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

This Appalachian Mountain Adventure really has it all. It’s a new adventure every day! Raft, Kayak or Canoe the Delaware River with experienced leaders as you learn about the wildlife and plants of our region. Hike a portion of the infamous Appalachian Trail and see the Delaware Water Gap's glorious views. Take a scenic bike ride through the unforgettable Lehigh Gorge and learn about the fascinating history of the area.
Activity Level
Moderately Challenging
Ideal for active beginners. No experience is needed. Paddling up to 10 miles, biking up to 16 miles and hiking up to 4 miles.
Small Group
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 a scenic hike along the Appalachian Trail with an expert who will teach you about the flora and fauna along the way.
  • Paddle a watercraft down the Delaware River and through the Delaware Water Gap embracing a unique opportunity to swim in an eddy pool.
  • Pedal your bike alongside a whitewater river, picnic near a rustic waterfall and spend your evenings learning about the history and nature of the area.
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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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