PADDLE AND POT LUCK
Join us on Thursday, September 1, for a “Paddle and Potluck”. We will meet at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center at 5:30 PM to set up the shuttle to Walnutport. You can drop your potluck items at the pavilion. There are electrical outlets there for crock-pots or other appliances. You will pass the boat launch as you come up the road to the Nature Center and you can drop off your equipment there.
If you do not want to paddle, meet at the pavilion at around 7PM for our potluck dinner and club business meeting.
If your last name begins with A to M bring a side dish, and N to Z a main dish. The club will supply water, plastic ware, paper plates and napkins.
If you are paddling you will need paddle, spray skirt, pfd, helmet, and of course your boat!
If you are not yet a member of our club, come down and check us out. Application forms will be available.
Hope to see you all there!
Finger Lakes Trip
Please note: You must be current dues paying member of the Lehigh Valley Kayak and Canoe Club in order to go on this trip. Click here to join or renew your membership.
We’re going to try something new this year, a fall trip from September 30th to October 3rd. It will be a flat- water trip up to the Finger Lakes region, staying at Cayuga State Park. At this time of the year you may find yourself captivated by this season’s bountiful colors. While every year is different – leaf peeping in late September through mid-October typically offers a good chance for a spectacular show, with the first two weeks of October typically being peak season.
This is also wine country and Watkins Glen is not that far away.
Cayuga Lake State park is at 2678 Lower Lakes Road Seneca Falls NY 13148. They have rustic cabins, not-so-rustic cabins and campsites for tents, trailers and RVs. The cabins do not have heat, and some have no plumbing. Go on line here to check out the rest and make a reservation. Cabins that are available are set up for four people with some having bathrooms. I am willing to collect names of those who would like to go and share the names with you. That way you can group up and make reservations.
This trip will not have the usual planning as our May trips. Possible paddles and other activities are listed below, but there won’t be a formal schedule.
You should have at least a 13’ kayak for this trip, with 14’ or longer being preferable. Because we’ll be spread around the campground without a big kitchen or meeting place, we’ll each take care of our own breakfasts and lunches. But we will look to get together for dinner. Again, we’ll play it by ear.
The drive time from the Lehigh Valley is 3 ½ to 4 hours.
Lake Cayuga activities
Cayuga State Park is at the north end of Lake Cayuga. The lake is 35 miles long, but only 1 ½ miles wide up by the park. (No, we won’t be paddling all the way to the south end at Ithaca.) The paddling will be on open water, so conditions will be very weather dependent. Be prepared for cool and breezy – and lots of glorious fall color.
Howland Island Trail: This 10 mile loop on a narrow, very well sheltered waterway looks very interesting. Check out this link and this link and see what you think. The put-in is about 25 minutes from the campground, near Pirates Landing Tavern in Port Byron.
Watkins Glenn State Park: Possibly New York’s most popular park, Watkins Glenn is located at the south end of the lake, close to Ithaca. There’s a great walk through a deep gorge with views of waterfalls and other bits of magnificence – mostly from a well maintained path but with more than a few steps. This would be a good place to stop on the way to or from the campground. Link here.
Wine: They make lots of it around the Finger Lakes. There are three wine trails, with many wineries around Lake Cayuga, and even more next door around Lake Seneca. Link here.
Beer: Of course if there’s a wine trail, there must be a beer trail, too. To each his own. Link here.
Glass: The Corning Museum of Glass a must stop for all tour buses traveling the region. Not so close, about 75 minutes drive from the campground, but hey, for a really rainy day it might become attractive. Link here.
We’ll each take care of our own breakfasts and lunches. But for dinner, we’ll want to get together. There are options in nearby Seneca Falls. Take a gander at TripAdvisor’s Top Ten and see what appeals. Link here.
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Come see our new digs at the Wildlands Conservancy.
The link will bring to a small narrow bridge on your right. Cross the bridge and park in the parking lot to the left.
We will be meeting in the building directly behind the barn pictured here. There will not be much light at night so consider bringing a flash light!
Holiday Party December 2014 no meeting!