Wilkes Barre: Wyoming Valley Riverfest

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 4:00pm - Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 5:00pm

Location: Nesbitt Park, Wilkes Barre PA

RIVER TOURS:

Trip 1 – Paddle Thru Time – Friday, June 22 (8am – noon) Explore the history along the Susquehanna River including the Harding Massacre, Sullivan’s March, North Branch Canal and an archeological dig revealing thousands of years of settlement.   – Contact Susquehanna Kayak & Canoe Rental at 570-388-6107 or email – contact@kayaktheriver.com   Website – www.kayaktheriver.com

Trip 2 – Friday Evening Paddle thru the Heart of the Wyoming Valley – Friday, June 22 (4:00 -7:00 PM) West Pittston to Wilkes-Barre’s Nesbitt Park (3 hour- early evening)

Trip 3 – River Tour to the Festival – Saturday, June 23 – Apple Tree PFBC Access Harding to Wilkes-Barre’s Nesbitt Park (4-5 hours).  Spend a good part of the day exploring the valley and the Susquehanna as you paddle south to Nesbitt Park, Wilkes-Barre to join the Festival in the afternoon.

Trip 4 – Sunday Morning Paddle South – Sunday, June 24 – Nesbitt Park to Hunlock Creek (4 hours) See another side of the Wyoming Valley including the only rapids on the North Branch of the Susquehanna. *Note restrictions below.

*Note restrictions –   Because of Nanticoke Rapids there will not be tandem kayak or canoe rentals or children under 12 allowed on the Sunday Trip!

To register for river trips, contact either outfitter:

Susquehanna Kayak & Canoe Rental

2374 Sullivan’s Trail, West Falls, PA

570-388-6107 or contact@kayaktheriver.com

www.kayaktheriver.com

Endless Mountain Outfitters

7474 Rt. 187, Sugar Run, PA

570-746-9140 or kayaks@ptd.net

www.EMO444.com (registration online)

Link: http://riverfrontparks.org/riverfest-2018-june-22-24-river-tours.php

DRAGONBOAT RACES:

Friday, June 22 – 7:30 PM – Awaken the Dragon Ceremony

Saturday, June 23 – 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM – Team Practice

Sunday, June 24 – 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM – Team Racing

Link: http://riverfrontparks.org/riverfest-2018-and-dragonboat-race.php