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UDC Raft Trip Attracts 137

UDC Raft Trip Attracts 137

The Carbrera group from Middletown, NY launches from Kittatinny Canoes’ Staircase Rapids Access during the Aug. 6th UDC Raft Trip.

NARROWSBURG – The Upper Delaware Council’s (UDC) 29th Annual Family Raft Trip drew 137 individuals to the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River on August 6, helping to fulfill the UDC’s goal of promoting awareness and stewardship of the river through direct contact with the recreational resource.

Rafters launched from Kittatinny Canoes’ Staircase Rapids Access in the Town of Lumberland, NY and enjoyed a scenic six-mile paddle under sunny skies to the livery’s Matamoras Base in Westfall Township, PA.

Kittatinny Canoes provided the rafts, paddles, life vests, and shuttle transportation.

The turnout included 109 adults and teens, and 18 children ages 5-12 to take advantage of the livery’s discounted rates and the trip coordination provided by the UDC. Participants hailed from all over the tri-state area of New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.

This year’s excursion marked an increase in participation from 88 guests in 2015 and 115 guests last year.

The non-profit organization highlights a different section of the river each year for the family raft trip, which takes place on the first Sunday of August.

For more information on the UDC and its activities, please stop by the office at 211 Bridge St. in Narrowsburg, NY, call (845) 252-3022, or visit www.upperdelawarecouncil.org.