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Kayaking Near Philadelphia, in Southeastern Pennsylvania

Go kayaking on the Schuylkill and Susquehanna Rivers within an easy drive of Philadelphia, Harrisburg PA through Lancaster County, and Baltimore MD - no experience needed! Choose from kayak rentals & guided tours, great for all ages. Enjoy paddling calm to splashy waters with wildlife, cool rock formations, and scenic views. A fun and relaxing way to enjoy Pennsylvania’s natural beauty!

  • Guided Kayak Tours: include a professional Valley to Summit kayak guide showing paddlers the way.

  • Kayak Rentals: are for those who want to rent a boat and enjoy the sights on their own.

  • What’s Included: recreational kayak, paddle, life jacket with whistle, laminated map, waterproof bag and/or waterproof compartment, and a guide for guided tours.

  • Don’t forget to bring your own snacks, lunch, and water!

  • Locations: Float different sections of each river with easy access from Philly, Baltimore, and Harrisburg.

  • Not sure what paddling is about? See Kayaking FAQs

SCHUYLKILL RIVER KAYAKING

Schuylkill River
Kayak Rentals & Guided Tours

With multiple trip options and different sections of river, there are many ways to enjoy a day or a few hours on the Schuylkill River. Located 40 minutes from Philadelphia, our tours on this river are almost entirely flat and perfect for kayakers with little experience, or who just want to enjoy a calm paddle.

Kayaking Schuylkill River with Valley to Summit
Kayaking Schuylkill River with Valley to Summit

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Kayaking Schuylkill River with Valley to Summit
Kayaking Schuylkill River with Valley to Summit

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Kayaking Schuylkill River with Valley to Summit
Kayaking Schuylkill River with Valley to Summit

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Kayaking Schuylkill River with Valley to Summit

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SUSQUEHANNA RIVER KAYAKING

Kayaking Susquehanna River with Valley to Summit
Kayaking Susquehanna River with Valley to Summit

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Kayaking Susquehanna River with Valley to Summit
Kayaking Susquehanna River with Valley to Summit

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Kayaking Susquehanna River with Valley to Summit

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Susquehanna River
Kayak Rentals & Guided Tours

Valley to Summit offers multiple options and sections for trips down the Susquehanna River through Lancaster County, only 1 hour from Harrisburg and Baltimore. While still accessible for beginner kayakers, a couple Susquehanna trips are for those looking for a bit more adventure. Sections of faster-moving water, large rocky islands, and mountainous views are sure to leave you wanting to come back for more.

MOST POPULAR KAYAKING TRIPS

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Lock 60 Loop - Schuylkill River

Conowingo Islands - 
Susquehanna River

Conowingo Islands Kayaking on the Susquehanna River - Valley To Summit

Conejohela Flats - Susquehanna River

Conejohela Flats Kayaking on the Susquehanna River - Valley To Summit