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Welcome to the paddling portion of the Wilmington Trail Club. The Wilmington Trail Club has been in existence more than 75 years, and counts over 150 paddlers from Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland among the 700 members of the club at large.

  • If you are already a paddler (canoe or kayak) and are looking for a group to paddle with, we hope you'll join us on the river. 
  • The paddling schedules are publicly viewable on this website.  Each discipline of kayaking has its own web area and calendar in the website menu.
  • If you want to learn how to kayak we offer both white water and recreational training in the spring.  Click the link to learn more about WTC Kayak Training.

Don't forget to check out the sections of our website dedicated to the different types of paddling!

White Water Kayaking & Canoeing and Touring Kayaking & Canoeing

For more information contact Wes Young, Paddling Chair at


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Our group paddles everything from the Brandywine to rivers in West Virginia with challenging Class V whitewater. Paddlers of all interests and skill can find trips they enjoy. Listed below are examples of the some of the types of paddling trips offered throughout the year:

  • Any number of trips on a scenic and fun stretch of the Lehigh River in the Pocono Mountains.
  • Fall & spring trips on the Tohickon in Bucks County (near Point Pleasant)
  • A fall colors trip on the Brandywine River
  • Weekend trips to the ever-popular Youghiogheny river in southwest PA
  • Rivers, bays, and tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay
  • Rivers of the Pine Barrens
  • Canoe, Whitewater, and Rec/Touring camping trips on the Delaware and Mongaup Rivers