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The Endless Mountains Heritage Region (EMHR) and Endless Mountain Outfitters (EMO) are teaming up to host a Family Fun Sojourn on Saturday and Sunday, June 4th and 5th along the Susquehanna River’s Upper North Branch. Participants will paddle 20 miles through Bradford County over the two-day period from Sayre Riverfront Park to the Wysox Boat Launch.
Day one: June 4 – Participants will arrive and register at Larnard-Hornbook County Park at 8 a.m. Participants will then be shuttled to Sayre Borough Riverfront Park, where guest speaker David Jarrett (Sayre Borough manager) will talk about the local Diahoga Trail. Keith Brown will then give a safety talk prior to the launch at 10 a.m. Paddlers will stop for lunch where an environmental talk will be given by Keith Brown. Participants will be provided trash bags and collect any garbage observed along the way. We will talk about the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act in order to emphasize the cleanup portion of the paddle. The group will arrive back at Larnard-Hornbook Park around 4:30 p.m., where there will be a catered dinner, an educational speaker, games, a campfire, and live music by Callie & Spence Acoustic.
Day two: June 5 – After breakfast, participants will launch from the public launch at Larnard-Hornbrook Park and paddle to the Wysox Township Boat Launch, stopping for lunch along the way. Another safety talk will be given prior to launch by Keith Brown. Wysox Township Manager Jon Kulick will be speaking about the recent DCNR improvements made to the township’s boat launch and park area.
All meals on the trip are included and provided by local businesses, but please bring personal snacks and a good supply of water! This is a great opportunity to get out on the river with your children and learn about paddling safety, environmental stewardship, local history and to simply have fun! Prices to register vary based on whether you will be renting a canoe/kayak or bringing your own watercraft. Early bird registration tickets, ending May 9th, will be $100 for those with their own watercraft and $130 for those renting a kayak. Tandem/canoe rentals are $150. Add an additional $10 after May 9th. A more descriptive Itinerary will be sent out to registrants as the event approaches. The trip is subject to change based on weather and water levels.