Saturday, July 15
The Endless Mountains Heritage Region and Susquehanna Kayak & Canoe Rentals are partnering to host a Summer Heritage Benefit Paddle on July 15, 2023 in Wyoming County. Participants should arrive at Riverside Park in Tunkhannock (River Street, Tunkhannock, PA; 41.535896, -75.955925) by 8:30 a.m. to sign in. Those bringing their own watercraft should arrive earlier to ensure their kayak or canoe is loaded for transport. Participants will be shuttled to the Mehoopany Township Launch by 10 a.m. for a safety briefing and kayaking demonstration. Paddlers will then launch by 10:30 a.m. on an 11-mile journey, accompanied by certified river guides. We will stop for lunch at the Vosburg Neck State Park (formerly the Howland Preserve). We plan to arrive back at Riverside Park in Tunkhannock PA by 3 p.m., where we will be greeted by a speaker from the Wyoming County Historical Society, who will give an educational talk about the history of the river and local area. Participants will then walk over to the nearby Dietrich Theater (Wyoming County Cultural Center) for a dinner provided by Art Coolbaugh, a wine tasting with Bartolai Winery, and historical programming provided by the Wyoming County Historical Society, which the event will raise funding for. Registration is $55 for those bringing their own watercraft and $95 for those renting a single kayak, or $115 if renting a tandem kayak/canoe. This registration fee includes each participant’s donation to the Wyoming County Historical Society, insurance, the dinner, and educational programming.