Take It Outdoor Adventures, a leisure clothes shop and repair firm based mostly in Pottstown, is offering summertime packages to assist the group expertise the Schuylkill River past paddling.
Along with the corporate’s ordinary providers akin to guided boat journeys and a free bike share, Take It Outdoor added two new packages this season to assist folks benefit from the river in numerous methods.
A kayak fishing program combines two leisure actions into one. Anglers will be capable to throw strains from inside a rented kayak by the clothes shop. A watershed discovery program makes it doable for households to be taught concerning the native surroundings from on water. Beneath are extra particulars about every of those packages.
Take It Outdoor is providing an Early Chook Kayak Fishing program on choose Saturdays all through the summer season. Anglers who take part will obtain a 50% low cost on boat leases and shuttle providers. Canoes and fishing kayaks will likely be out there for anglers to make use of on the river.
Take It Outdoor Director Noah Phillips stated sit-on-top kayaks are sometimes used for fishing. The boats are designed so paddlers sit on prime with their legs uncovered verses sitting inside an enclosed space.
“It offers extra mobility. You get to your gear simpler and it’s only a lot simpler for fishing,” Phillips stated.
To take part in this system, anglers simply have to deliver proof of their fishing license and any fishing tools wanted akin to poles and lures. Then they’ll hire a single kayak for $25 or a canoe for $45 from Take It Outdoor.
The boat rental additionally features a paddle, life vest, and shuttle service. Members will depart their autos at Take It Outdoor in Pottstown, then they and all their gear will likely be shuttled to the Union Meadows Park launch space in Douglassville. Anglers will paddle down the river again to Pottstown, hopefully whereas catching a couple of fish. This program is accessible at 8 a.m. on July 24, July 25, Aug. 7, and Aug. 8.
Take It Outdoor has ordered extra sit-on-tap kayaks to make use of this fall for extra fishing packages. The purpose is to supply kayak fishing courses. One class will likely be designed for knowledgeable anglers who wish to strive fishing from a kayak. There can even be courses for folks with restricted fishing expertise and so they’ll have the ability borrow all tools.
“That will likely be extra geared towards youngsters and households,” Phillips stated.
For extra details about these packages and to order a ship rental, go to takeitoutdoorsadventures.com/rentals or name 610-656-3969.
Take It Outdoor is partnering with the Schuylkill River Greenways Nationwide Heritage Space to assist folks discover the vegetation and animals of the river whereas paddling.
Watershed Discovery is a self-guided paddling expertise alongside the river when households use exploratory instruments to study wildlife. Members use binoculars and a wildlife ID key to be taught concerning the area’s vegetation and animals as they paddle.
“In in the present day’s world, our viewpoint of the river is usually from roads and highways. The watershed program allows households and people to expertise the river from the water to look at wildlife within the pure world and from a brand new perspective,” stated Sarah Crothers, Schuylkill River Greenways schooling director.
Kids 13 and below who flip in a accomplished bingo card about what they see through the nature journey will obtain a take-home Schuylkill Explorers Aquatic Package. The package features a clipboard with actions like a watershed scavenger hunt, cloud watcher, watershed map, and magnifying glass for at-home exploration of the Schuylkill River Watershed. Kits can be found as portions enable.
The Watershed Discovery program will run this summer season till Labor Day.
To get began, folks ought to reserve a paddling journey at takeitoutdoorsadventures.com/rentals or name 610-656-3969. Use the promo code “waterdiscovery2021” to obtain a 20% low cost on boat leases.