Aug. 8-9, 2020: Perseid Paddle

The Perseid Meteor Shower should be approaching its peak.  We’re talking 60 to 70 meteors per hour!  All we need is a clear night and a dark sky.  And we happen to know of a certain island in Espy where it gets very dark indeed …

Chris Ehmer, of Susquehanna Adventures, has cut a meadow onto his upper island that should provide us with plenty of open skies for stargazing.  He’s also arranging for some live music before the celestial show,  and is catering a cookout supper! He’ll even ferry over our camping gear and shuttle us up to the put-in!

Meanwhile, Turkey Hill Brewing said they’ll deliver any 32-ounce crowlers we order to be shuttled to the island for the special price of just $5 each, including tax!  The available brews are listed below, by their logo. 

Don’t want to spend the night? That’s O.K. – the island is right by the takeout, so you can paddle back to your car in a few minutes whenever you’re ready.

Rob Brown will be playing for us – you can check out his music here.

The price is $65 for everything, including a rental kayak.  Have your own boat but need it shuttled up to the put-in? Then it’s just $55.  Don’t need a shuttle for your boat? Then the price is down to $50.  

Register here.

Questions? Contact our Fearless Organizer, Chris Donato,  at 570-204-8689 or chrisdonato82@yahoo.com. And be sure to tell her thank you when you see her!

Date:  Saturday, Aug. 8, provided there’s no flood! (Granted, the star gazing will be ruined if it’s raining. But we’ll still have good food, good company and good music!)

Brewery:  Turkey Hill Brewery

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BEER CHOICES

BARN DANCE BLONDE ALE
URBAN ABBEY APRICOT WHEAT
TOKEN TO HOBOKEN HEFEWEIZEN
CZEXICAN LAGER
URBAN ABBEY ABANDONED SOUR SERIES: BERLINER (BLOOD ORANGE)
OLIVER’S TWISTED BELGIAN SINGLE
DOONIE’S DUBBEL
NEW WHIRRLED VIENNA LAGER
REVELATION PALE ALE
DONNY’S IRISH DRY STOUT
HAHVAHD YAHD NEW ENGLAND PALE ALE

Outfitter:  Susquehanna Outdoor Adventures

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FIRST:  meet at Susquehanna Outdoor Adventures (link to map here) to load boats and place beer orders.

River Beginning:  Berwick Test Track Park Boat Launch

River Finish: SUSQUEHANNA OUTDOOR ADVENTURES ISLAND

Total Miles:  8 miles

Estimated Time on the River :  3 to 5 hours (depending on river conditions)

Schedule*

  • 10 AM:  meet at Susquehanna Outdoor Adventures to load boats, put in crowler orders
  • 10:30 AM:  depart Susquehanna Outdoor Adventures for Berwick Test Track Boat Launch
  • 11 AM:  arrive Berwick Test Track Boat Launch
  • 11: 30 AM:  launch boats and depart on river
  • 4:30 PM: Finish on the ISLAND 

* We’ll be on River Time. Things happen, and not always on schedule.

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