Thursday, April 24, 2014

SUBSCRIBE ONLINE - CLICK HERE!    
 
SPORTS HEADLINES

 See this weeks print edition  

for these stories:

  • Bowling Results
  • Sports Wrap Up
  • Bally Sportsmen's Assoc. Announces Fishing Rodeo, Junior Shoot
  • Valley Soccer All Star Player
  • Weiss Continues Winning Streak
  • Upper Perk Track and Field vs. Methacton

 

SPORTS GUIDE
...
 
SPORTS SITES
 

 
 

 

News Article
Return to Previous Page

Kayakers Hit the Creek for New Year's
2012-01-05

        A group of local of adventurers started the New Year literally with a splash by paddling nine miles down the Perkiomen Creek in Jan. 1.

        The group put-in the creek along the Perkiomen Trail at the Crusher Road access and paddled down to just above Collegeville. Paddlers enjoyed the unseasonably warm weather until the very end of the paddle when it started to rain, but the drizzle did not dampen the group's spirits.
        Doug Chapman, who has owned Kelly's Canoe & Kayak Center in Gilbertsville for nearly four years, said, "New Year's is a good way to break up the four months that we don't paddle on a weekly basis. It is also a good way to start the new year off by living life to the fullest."
        After the paddle, the group warmed up with some food and drinks at the Lucky Lab Tavern in Royersford.
Chapman has organized New Year's Day paddles for the past two years on the Brandywine Creek.
        "A lot of people would like to paddle in the colder months but are either inexperienced, not sure what the proper gear is, or are simply afraid," he said. "The New Year's Day paddle is a safe way for the inexperienced to get out with some experienced paddlers and see what gear and precautions are taken in the colder months."

 

Some 25 people showed up Sunday morning to participate in the New Year's paddle, which took Kayakers about nine miles down the Perkiomen Creek to Collegeville.

Janice Fiore carries her kayak along the Perkiomen Trail enroute to the put in.

Kayaks fill the Perkiomen Creek in Marlborough Township after launching off near Crusher Road on New Year's Day.

Kayakers navigate a bridge abutment on the Perkiomen. Doug Chapman, who owns Kelly’s Canoe & Kayak Center in Gilbertsville, organized the event, which was held on the Brandywine Creek in previous years.

 


 

 

 

 

SPORTS PREVIEW
...
 
JOIN THE BUSINESS DIRECTORY
Join our Business Directory today and get the introductory rate for a full year.
Click Here.

 

 
 
SITE MAP   ADVERTISE WITH US!   LOCATIONS SERVED
Home Editorial
News Photos
Sports Business Directory
Obituaries Classified Ads
Calendar Contact Us
  Advertise with the Town & Country... It's the weekly paper that people read, not just look at!  Click here to learn more or sign up.   Serving the municipalities of Bally, East Greenville, Green Lane, Hereford, Lower Salford, Marlborough, Milford, New Hanover, Pennsburg, Red Hill, Trumbauersville, Upper Hanover, Upper Salford
The Town & Country is now available at 64 locations throughout the region! Pick up your copy at any of the locations here, or better yet, have it delivered directly to your mailbox!  Click here to subscribe.



Local News for Local Readers since 1899.
© Copyright 2009 and Terms of Use
Site Design by Bergey Creative Group