TIPS for a GOOD TRIP



  • Beginners should take a shorter trip and should not take small children on their first time out.
  • You should always wear footwear and bring a dry change of clothing.
  • Bring along a thirst-quenching drink.
  • Carry food and belongings in a watertight container secured to the canoe.
  • Be courteous to others along the waterway.
  • Protect yourself from the sun.
  • Use straps for glasses.
  • Lock valuables in the car, including electronic devices, as they mix poorly with water.
    Please remember:
  • Never use drugs or alcoholic beverages on the waterway.
  • Respect the neighbors; stay off private property. All banks along the Brandywine are Privately-owned.
  • Wear your life jacket at all times.
  • Do not litter.
  • Enjoy nature, but leave it behind.
  • Do not leave canoes or equipment unattended.
  • Obey age limits and canoe capacity.
  • No large coolers.
  • Bring proper ID.
  • Stop at your scheduled destination, and please don’t be extremely late!