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Enchanted Forest Paddle (4/20-21)

Our first overnight canoe trip of the year is also one of our most spectacular. The rush of fresh water in early spring means we can canoe on brooks and rivers that are often unaccessible by boat in the Catskills. Our first day of paddling will take us through meadows filled with wildflowers and unfurling fiddlehead ferns. We'll make a luxurious overnight camp in a tributary brook in the forest to enjoy a cozy night of great food and warm campfires. On our second day, we’ll explore ponds and rivers that become marshes and brooks by mid-summer. This special route is one few people know about and one of our favorite adventures of the spring. 

No canoe experience is required. 

    $ 269.00

    Most trips will depart at 6:30am near the Barclays Center and 7:00am near Grand Central. You will be notified in advance if departure times and locations differ for your trip.

    Yes! Your adventure includes a breakfast of fresh fruit and donuts and a selection of coffee and tea for the drive to the trailhead. During your overnight trip, we’ll provide healthy, gourmet meals for lunch, dinner, and breakfast. We pride ourselves on serving delicious dinners cooked from scratch in the backcountry. We often hear from our adventurers that they eat better in the outdoors than they do at home! We offer vegetarian and vegan options, and we’re happy to accommodate any dietary and allergy needs.

    We will provide a detailed packing list based on conditions before your adventure. Below is a sample packing list:

    - Backpack (45L minimum, with hip belt)
    - Sleeping bag
    - Sleeping pad
    - Mess kit (fork, spoon, bowl and cup)
    - 2, 1-liter water bottles
    - Headlamp
    - Sunglasses
    - Clothes: extra layers, top and bottom, 3 pairs of socks
    - Wear: Comfortable, breathable clothes. Standard workout clothes are great for hiking and canoeing
    - Footwear: Sturdy sneakers, trail runners, or water shoes. We’ll let you know well in advance if conditions call for special footwear.

    Your guides will provide all group gear (water filter, cooking gear, etc.), and all canoe gear is included in your trip. You do not need to spend much money on gear for our trips! We have gear available to borrow, and we have partnerships with local gear shops to provide reasonable rentals. We’re happy to answer questions and offer advice to ensure you have everything you need.

    You will receive a confirmation email for your adventure within 24 hours of booking. Your guide will reach out 7-10 days before your adventure with an update on trail conditions, weather, a suggested packing list, and more.

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