Join Philadelphia Independence Seaport Museum for their 3rd annual Walnut 2 Walnut Challenge!

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This 15 mile paddle will take you through most beautiful and interesting urban landscapes that will highlight how the Schuylkill and Delaware Rivers have shaped Philadelphia over three centuries. The Walnut 2 Walnut Challenge can be whatever you want it to be: you can treat it as a timed race or as a fun day on the water. You’ll be paddling with whale boats, rec boats, sea kayaks, outrigger canoes, open water shells, dragon boats, and anything else that can float on our rivers! The route takes paddlers from Walnut Street on the Schuylkill River down to the Delaware River and up the Delaware to Walnut Street and the Independence Seaport Museum.

After the paddle trip, food will be for sale at the Museum to celebrate! There is nothing like finishing a 15-mile paddle with some barbecue.

The event date is September 17. Extra good news this year is that registration is free! Register here.

While this is a fun day on the water, there is an even larger aspect to this event. This is an opportunity to get paddlers out on the Schuylkill and Delaware Rivers. The more paddlers we have using the waterways, the more people will understand what fantastic resources we have right here in our area. Appreciating our urban waterways is the first step to creating lifelong stewards and protectors of these assets. Spread the word and join us on September 17!

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