Canoe & Brew: Island Adventure with Overnight Option

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 8:45am - 1:00pm

Island Adventure:  Last year’s trip to Susquehanna Outdoor Adventures Island was so popular, we’re expanding it!   This year, we’ll be paddling to the island to join the new public Gathering on the River festival. There will be a series of musicians and bands, food barbecued for us on the island, and of course shipping in growlers full of your choice of beer from one of Bloomsburg’s two breweries.

But here’s the best part – owner Chris Ehmer is opening up his island to us overnight, free of charge!  Whoever gets to the tree houses first can stay in them!  The rest of us can stay in our own tents.  We have to provide our own camping gear, but if we drop it off at Susquehanna Adventures before we start our paddle, he’ll ferry it to the island so it’ll be waiting for us, along with our beer.

Some of the details are still up in the air – cost for the barbecue lunch, which brewery will be sponsoring us, which bands are playing.  But we’ll update as we nail those down.

Special Note:  Everyone has to meet at Susquehanna Outdoor Adventures to place beer orders on this trip, plus to fill out or turn in the liability release form. Don’t want beer and don’t need a shuttle?  Download the liability release form here and email it to Susan Schwartz at  Chris needs it to keep his insurance company happy, and considering all he’s doing to keep us happy, it’s the least we can do!


Canoe & Brew Front V2

Register for this event HERE

Date:  Saturday, June 10th, rain or shine!

Brewery:  To be announced.

Outfitter:  Susquehanna Outdoor Adventures

The price: $15 per head for the shuttle, including your boat. Boat rentals are $25 per head – that’s $25 for a single kayak, $50 for a double, including shuttle.  Kids riding in a canoe with their parents are free.

No need to contact the outfitter individually this time – just register through this website with how many of your group will use the shuttles and how many boats you’ll need;  we’ll pass word on to Chris Ehmer, owner of Susquehanna Outdoor Adventures.  But be sure to let us know if you’re going to cancel by the night before by calling 570-441-2774 – otherwise your friendly organizers will be stuck paying a no-show fee!

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

River Beginning:  Berwick Test Track KAYAK LAUNCH


Total Miles:  8 miles

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


  • 8:45AM:  meet at Susquehanna Outdoor Adventures to load boats
  • 9:15  depart Susquehanna Outdoor Adventures for Berwick Test Track Boat Launch
  • 9:45AM:  arrive Berwick Test Track Boat Launch
  • 10 AM:  launch boats and depart on river
  • 1 p.m.: Finish on the ISLAND (generously opened to Canoe and Brew by Susquehanna Outdoor Adventures)