Bloomsburg: Canoe & Brew Island Meteor Shower

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 8:45am

Location: Susquehanna Outdoor Adventures, 2558 Old Berwick Rd, Bloomsburg PA 17815

Description: The Perseid Meteor Shower should be peaking around Aug. 11-12.  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.  We don’t have all the details ironed out yet, but we wanted to get this much posted so you can put it on your calendar! 

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.

For $20, Chris will also feed us all you can eat (or until he runs out) barbecued pork, potato salad, hot dogs, hamburgers, water, soda and chips.  You can choose to bring your own food, but you’ll regret it when you smell his barbecue!

The shuttle for you and your boat is $20.  Don’t have your own boat? He’ll rent you one and shuttle you to the put in for $35.

Rob Brown will be rocking the island from 3 to 6 p.m. You can check out his tunes HERE.

We’re hoping to work with Turkey Hill Brewing again to have our brews ferried to the island.  We’ll update that as soon as we have those details.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 11, rain or shine! (Granted, the star gazing will be ruined if it’s raining. But we’ll still have good food, good company and good music!)

Brewery: TBA

Outfitter: Susquehanna Outdoor Adventures

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

River Beginning: Berwick Test Track KAYAK LAUNCH

River Finish: SUSQUEHANNA OUTDOOR ADVENTURES ISLAND

Total Miles: 8 miles

Estimated Time on the River: 2 to 4 hours (depending on river conditions)

Schedule:

8:45AM: meet at Susquehanna Outdoor Adventures to load boats

9:15AM: depart Susquehanna Outdoor Adventures for Berwick Test Track Boat Launch

9:45AM: arrive Berwick Test Track Boat Launch

10AM: launch boats and depart on river

1PM: Finish on the ISLAND (generously opened to Canoe and Brew by Susquehanna Outdoor Adventures)

Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdKwehAYnNgBKWePxQTHvL484o-fshexQu3YJvwEnTNTDjTgw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Link: http://www.canoeandbrew.com/

Questions? Contact Susan Schwartz at 570-441-2774 or nomad6@ptd.net.