Friday, August 11, 2023 11:25 a.m.
POTTSTOWN, Pa. — The Schuylkill River Sojourn pits hundreds of kayakers in the water with the goal of paddling the entire 112-mile stretch of the Schuylkill River.
It’s not only recreational fun for participants, but they also learn important information and, in some cases, history lessons.
Schuylkill River Greenways has been running the event for about 25 years, partnering with Take it Outdoors Adventures to guide kayakers on the river.
A group took to the hike earlier this summer and allowed Localish to follow them.
They paddled between 13 and 19 miles each day taking breaks for lunch and dinner.
For some participants, it was their first time in a kayak.
Organizers say this trip is for everyone, no matter your age or experience.
Kayakers can participate as many days as they wish.
The experience aims to shine a light on what the Schuylkill River has to offer the community and the environment as a whole.
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