Whitewater Rafting Trip: Dam Release Day

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  • 07/09/2022
    7:00 am - 7:00 pm

This is our most popular and exciting trip, featuring endless rapids and spectacular scenery. You’ll laugh, scream and get a little wet on the Lehigh River.  This trip is great for 1st time rafters in good physical condition.  The group will meet near Penn Station for the ride to the Poconos. The dam release guarantees that the water will be flowing at its best!  This is a class 2-3 rapid (out of 6).


How it works:

  • You will meet the group at 7:00am near Penn Station
  • Once at the river you will check in, get your gear, have a quick orientation session then head down the river. (approx. 4 hours)
  • Along the way you will stop to eat lunch.
  • You should be back in NYC around 7pm.

What to bring:

  • Bathing suit, sunblock, towel, change of clothes, water socks or shoes you don’t mind getting soaked. Footwear is required.
  • Lunch, water.

How hard are the rapids?

These are considered a level 2-3 (out of 6).  You should be in good physical condition and not afraid of falling in (which could happen).  Although life preservers are provided you should know how to swim.

Cost:  $145 includes: round trip transportation and rafting only.  You will need to bring your own lunch.

What’s included:

  • Roundtrip transportation from Manhattan
  • Professional guides in kayaks
  • Rafts, paddles, life jackets
  • Waterproof container for your lunches
  • Shuttle to and from the river
  • Pre-trip instruction
  • Hot showers and changing rooms


COVID-19 Protocols

In accordance with current city and state protocols vaccination status is not mandatory for this event.  However, we do ask that participants act in a responsible manner and do not attend if feeling ill, showing symptoms or have been recently exposed.  Mask wearing is optional unless the venue or city has mandated that.  Everyone should respect the comfort levels of others as we transition into this next phase of socializing in the Covid era.
This event is nonrefundable.  If you have tested positive for Covid and cannot attend, we will do our best to provide you with credits to select future events with a copy of your positive test results. Please note that due to the cost involved in some activities credits may not be used for the event you missed.


Recommended ages:  21+.  The majority of this group is usually 30s and 40s but it is open to all. There will be people in their 20s & 50s so you will feel right at home.

Can I come alone? Yes, most guests do! It’s a great way to meet new people.

Dress: Clothes you don’t mind getting wet. Footwear is required.

Questions? Email Dave Cervini at dave@newyorksocialnetwork.com or call 212.873.2256, M-F 10am to 4pm.

Nonrefundable unless canceled.


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