Water trails are wholesome; fresh air and exercise bring fitness and health to trail users. While actively promoting these benefits, water trail users need reliable and accurate safety information and training to responsible enjoy and appreciate water trails. Safe use requires a commitment to safe design and sound management. Awareness, education, and safety skills training promote the wellness and well-being of all water trail users.


River sojourns, like this one organized by the Appalachian Mountain Club on the Delaware River Water Trail, are a great way to teach people how to safely recreate on the rivers. Sojourns can be one day or one week, but no matter the length, they get large groups of people out into the fresh air participating in a fun, healthy activity.