Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 2–4 hours
Brands Used: Old Town Canoes
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Two-hour river trip
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
Pro Tip: Pack snacks, water, and sunscreen, and get ready for a fun day floating down the Delaware River.
Chuck, the owner of Edge of the Woods Outfitters, patronizes his own business as often as possible, canoeing on the Delaware River with his customers throughout the week. "Floating down the river with family and friends and experiencing the natural beauty of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area never gets old," he says. He loves sharing that adventure with people of all ages, especially those who might not experience the great outdoors all that often. Since his stretch of river lies a mere hour from New York City and about two hours from Philadelphia, he sees more than a few city folk. His passion for what he does is not lost on his customers, as he shares his infectious enthusiasm and shows off the Park's 70,000 acres of wilderness and the 1 acre where squirrels have come together to form a rudimentary society.
Delaware River Tubing launches tubes, rafts, and kayaks on five- to six-mile trips down scenic waterways just north of where George Washington historically crossed the Delaware River. Shuttles ferry groups to launch points, where watercraft journeys begin along the wide river. In addition to renting vessels, Delaware River Tubing's crew leads guided kayak tours that can highlight local wildlife and tackle class one rapids like a mall cop tackling a gummy-bear thief.
During river adventures, scents of barbecue waft across the water from the aptly named Famous River Hotdog Man. The riverside eatery, founded in 1987, partners with Delaware River Tubing to give each customer a hot meal, which they can devour at picnic tables in the water.
French Creek State Park will call your name (and everyone else's) on a bright sunny day in Elverson.
Whether you're looking for a quick snack or a full meal, the restaurant at this park is sure to dish out something delicious.
Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at this park.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
For 50 years Bucks County River Country have been renting kayaks, tubes, and rafts alongside their traditional canoes. Led by the charismatic River Dan, the shop draws patrons in with its proximity to the Delaware River. Once there, they can choose from a variety of vessels to float past wildlife, including six kayak and four tube options.
Framed by unfiltered wilderness and the occasional supports of a crossing bridge, the Schuylkill River is a secluded getaway for water lovers looking to float down nature’s slow-motion roller coaster. Reading Rivertribe shuttles aqueous adventurers to chosen points along the river for leisurely kayaking, canoeing, or tubing, with each trip ending where it started: in the stomach of a dreaming whale or next to a CPR-certified shuttle driver.
For a peek at Devault in its natural light, bring a blanket and spend some time at Great Valley Nature Center.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Green grass, clear skies, and warm rays of sun await you at Great Valley Nature Center's leisurely park.