All About Kayaking in the Lehigh Valley

No matter what time of the year it is, it’s always a fantastic time to get outside, breathe in the fresh air, and explore the breathtaking scenery throughout Lehigh Valley. There’s an array of fun-filled outdoor activities to choose from, and one of our favorites is boating. It doesn’t get better than exploring the area’s waterways and reconnecting with Mother Nature. Keep reading to learn all about kayaking in Lehigh Valley 

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Where To Go Kayaking in the Lehigh Valley 

We’re unbelievably lucky to call the gorgeous Lehigh Valley our home, and there’s an array of kayaking and canoeing access points and outfitters located near The Lafayette Inn.  

Twin Rivers Tubing 

4 Union Square, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 

Only a 6-minute drive from The Lafayette Inn 

When it comes to boating on the Delaware River, Twin Rivers Tubing has got you covered! They offer kayak and canoe rentals, in addition to tubes and rafts. You can choose from standard and tandem kayaks and paddles, life jackets, and whistles are included. Kayak trips are seven miles long and last for approximately three hours. Their boat launch is just across the river from Easton and features an outdoor restaurant and bar.  

Historic Bethlehem River Tours 

240 River St, Bethlehem, PA 18018 

Only a 22-minute drive from The Lafayette Inn 

Historic Bethlehem River Tours offers a unique Kayak and Bike Adventure. You’ll begin your day with a relaxing kayak paddle down the Lehigh River watershed. You’ll pass the Moravian Settlement, Bethlehem Steel, and the Historic D&L Trail. Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for blue heron, bald eagles, turtles, deer, and more! After your cruise down the river, you’ll trade in your paddles for wheels and bicycle along the D&L Trail.  

Edge of the Woods Outfitters 

129 Main St, Delaware Water Gap, PA 18327 

Only a 38-minute drive from The Lafayette Inn 

Whether you’re looking to navigate a single, tandem, or inflatable kayak, Edge of the Woods Outfitters has got you covered. They offer four, six, ten-mile solo kayak adventures along the Delaware River and Delaware Water Gap. Another popular attraction is the Guided Evening Paddle. You’ll coast along slow-moving water, bask in the sunset, and learn about the area’s history, geology, and ecology. 

Jim Thorpe River Adventures 

123 Lehigh Dr, Lehighton, PA 18235 

Only a 50-minute drive from The Lafayette Inn 

Do you want to take the thrill level up a notch? Try your hand at whitewater rafting with Jim Thorpe River Adventures. Their top-notch adventure specialists offer three river trips varying in difficulty—they have something for everyone! The trips take place on the exciting river rapids twisting and turning through the Lehigh Gorge State Park. They also offer inflatable kayak rentals.  

Access Points for Kayaking in the Lehigh Valley 

If a scheduled tour with an outfitter isn’t your style, there are many access points throughout the area where you can take out your boat and explore on your own.  

  • Leaser Lake  
  • Lehigh River at Lehigh Gap  
  • Tohickon Creek 
  • And more! 

Rest Your Head at The Lafayette Inn 

breakfast in front of fireplace

Before your exciting day spent on the water, you’ll need somewhere to rest your head and get a restful night of sleep. The best accommodations in Easton, PA, can be found at The Lafayette Inn. Our charming bed and breakfast is perfect for couples, friends, and families looking to stay in the heart of the Lehigh Valley. You can unwind and rest in your luxurious guest room, then wake up and fuel for the day with fresh coffee and a hearty homemade breakfast. It doesn’t get better than that!  

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