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Conestoga River Tours, Water week 2024

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Event description

Join the Conestoga River Club as we celebrate the Lancaster Conservancy'sΒ 8th annual Water Week activities with guided tours of Our River, the Conestoga. Tours are fully supported and favorable for all skill levels, families, and boaters visiting the Conestoga for the first time. Guided conversations will focus on the history, culture, conservation landscape, basic boating and water safety skills relevant to the section of river traveled.

Tour locations, dates, meeting place and times:
*please note location, date, and AM orΒ PM trip when purchasing tickets.

  1. Safe Harbor, June 8, 9, 11, & 13.Β Β Meet at 101 Safe Harbor Rd, Conestoga, Pa 17516. Tours start at 8am and 1pm.
  2. County Central Park, June 10, 12, 14, & 15.Β  Meet near the Strawberry St entrance,Β Rockford Rd, Lancaster, Pa 17602. Tours meeting at 8am and 1pm.

* meeting addresses are approximate based on Google Maps information. Contact Todd Roy at or callΒ 717-719-8214Β for more information.

As a Conestoga River Club Event, all participants should expect the following policies and procedures:

  1. To be prepared to sign two waivers; a medical release to treat in case of emergency, and an ACA waiver of liability.
  2. To be prepared to follow all PFBC boating safety laws and regulations.
  3. To be prepared to wear a US Coast Guard approved PFD while actively engaged on the water or within 10’ of the launch facility.
  4. To follow the instructions of the group leader/ trip guide.
  5. To arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. Anyone arriving more than 10 minutesΒ after the posted start time may be excluded from that trip.
  6. Trips will be held "rain or shine". In the case of unsafe river conditions (2500cfs+) trips will be rescheduled to Speedwell Forge Lake.

Participants should bring:

  1. A refillable water bottle or canteen, single use plastics are discouraged.
  2. A wide brimmed hat or sun shade
  3. Sunscreen/ sunblock
  4. A change of clothing and towel, to be kept in participants vehicle.
  5. Suitable footwear in the form of closed toe, full foot water shoes or sneakers with good traction are recommended. Open sandals, flip flops and other "slip on" footwear are not permitted. Your feet will get wet, plan accordingly.

The Conestoga River Club will provide:

  1. Kayak, paddle, PFD for each participant.
  2. Water bottle refills and heathy snacks.
  3. Shuttle from the meeting point to the launch area. Parking will be at the end of the trip corridor.

Frequently asked questions:

  1. Can I bring my own Kayak?Β Unfortunately, no. We do not have the capacity to haul extra kayaks safely during shuttle.
  2. Can I bring my child?Β Children over 12Β that are capable of paddling autonomously are welcomed with parental supervision.Children under 12 will be considered on a case by case. Please call Todd Roy at 717-719-8214 to discuss.Β 
  3. Where do we meet/ how does this work? We actually meet at the end of the tour not the start. There are many reasons for this, but the primary reason is so that when the tour is over, you can depart at your leisure.Β 

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