The Lehigh River Sojourn is an approximately 30-mile guided whitewater rafting, canoeing or kayaking trip on the Lehigh River. Beginning on June 24 in the Pocono Mountains and ending in Northampton on the 27th, Sojourners travel through the heartland of the Lehigh Valley region experiencing all of the treasures of nature — scenic views, visits from resident wildlife, and a shared appreciation for preserving the environment.
Stretching from the wild rapids of the Lehigh Gorge to more calming waters, the Sojourn entwines paddling excitement and adventure with important environmental and conservation achievements. The trip celebrates the history, importance, and significance of the Lehigh River to the region and beyond. Each day is filled with education programs, entertainment, laughs, and camaraderie.
The Lehigh River Sojourn is a program of the Wildlands Conservancy, the principal environmental organization of the Lehigh Valley for the last 35 years. Founded in 1973 and called the Lehigh Valley Conservancy, the organization has grown to become one of the largest and most respected conservation organizations in the state.
The Lehigh River is one of the most significant geographical features in the east central part of Pennsylvania. As it always has been, the river is a culturally significant asset to the residents of the watershed. The health of the river is closely tied to quality of the lives of the watershed’s residents.