There are just a few weeks left to register for the Susquehanna Island Hopper, a paddling exploration of the islands of the Middle Susquehanna River Water Trail by canoe or kayak.
Hosted by the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership and the Susquehanna River Trail Association (SRTA), the paddle is Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A 12-mile trip, the adventure is fun for both novice and experienced paddlers.
The trip begins at the Isle of Que access in Selinsgrove and finishes at Mahantango Creek, Port Trevorton. According to Susquehanna Greenway Partnership, the Isle of Que is home to a quaint residential neighborhood, woodlands, and agricultural fields, and best known for having the most scenic walk in Selinsgrove, along the banks of the Susquehanna River. Mahantango Creek begins in the mountains of Western Snyder and Juanita Counties and empties into the Susquehanna River near McKee’s Half Falls. The creek gets its name from a Lenape word, which translates to “where we had plenty of meat to eat,” or “good hunting grounds.”
Included with your ticket purchase is lunch, educational presentations, the guided kayaking (canoeing) trip, snacks, and an event T-shirt if you pre-register by July 23. This is a family-friendly event, and children are welcome. However, children under the age of eight may not pilate their own craft, but may tandem with an adult.
If river conditions are expected to be poor, the sojurn will be shifted to the 165-acre Lake Chillisquaque at the Montour Preserve in Danville, Pa.
Tickets are still available to purchase, but the event typically sells out. Cost is $35 for adults and $15 for children and are non-refundable. Kayak rentals are available and can be reserved through registration.