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What people are saying,..“Five STARS! Great Day on the water!” “History and a Sojourn? What could be better?”

Details…Sign up fast, we need a head count as soon as possible. Water should be high to make an enjoyable experience. Last year’s remarks were all 5 stars. Who knows, you may even get a tour of the mill with a little history thrown in!

Friends of Historic Heishman’s Mill Presents

Conodoguinet Creek(Class 1 water) Sojourn Newburg Gamelands to Heishman’s Mill Saturday, April 27, 2024

All paddlers will meet at Heishman’s Mill

1206 Creek Road Carlisle at 9AM on April 27. 


$25/Am. Canoe Assoc member with own kayak or canoe.

 $35/person non ACA member

A canoe or kayak can be rented for $25 with advance registration (E.G. $60 total for non-ACA member$35 +1 canoe$25, w/paddles,& PFD )

Your Name________________________________________________________________________

Your Age________________

Your email ______________________cell phone ____________________

Emergency Contact Information:

 Name________________________________ cell phone________________

Your Paddling experience/skill level beginner_________Experienced_________Advanced_________

What  Allergies or other Medical Considerations should we know about:

Do you have Dietary issues/requests? _____________________________

Do you have Mobility issues or Special Needs- please describe: ____________________________________________________________

Your craft – kayak or canoe – will require a Fish & Boat launch permit, Registration, or a Park Permit to use the Put-in launch site. 

Watercraft type & Length_(e.g.canoe 17’)________________________________

PFDs (Life Jackets) are required, and must be worn on the Sojourn.

Mail your registration/rental fees by April 21 to:

Heishman’s Mill

Attn Sojourn May 6

1206 Creek Road,

Carlisle, PA 17015

What to bring;

A waterproof bag with spare clothing should be brought along due to the cold water, even if the day is fairly warm.

Bring a Raincoat – good to have if it rains or gets windy.  No ponchos, as they’re dangerous if you tip over.

Water and Snacks should be brought along.

Bring Sun Screen and Bug Repellant if needed.

.  Shuttle service will be provided to all paddlers so you can have access to your vehicle at Heishman’s Mill at the end of the day on the Creek. 

Post Sojourn Refreshments: Pizza and soft drinks served at Heishman’s Mill take out

The Heishman’s Mill Sojourn is a 15+ mile venture on the Conodoguinet Creek, Class 1 water, from the Newburg Gamelands launch to Heishman’s Mill. A brief presentation of the Heishman’s Mill History will precede the shuttle to the Newburg Gamelands put-in. Safety personnel will be introduced to the sojourners, and a Safety Briefing given, prior to the launching of water craft. The duration of the trip will be approximately 4 hours, Waterfowl species will be described to paddlers before starting the sojourn, and courtesy suggestions for accommodating fishermen will be presented. Food and refreshments will be provided at the end of the paddle, as well as briefing on the proposed Fish Habitat Structure and Boat launch and portage around the Mill Dam.

Monthly Board Meeting

Please join us! Each month we meet to discuss the many projects we have going on here at Heishman’s Mill. Perhaps you are interested in the beautiful waters and all that surrounds the Mill such as fishing, boating, and the outdoors? Maybe you are interested in the incredible history surrounding the Mill? Please stop in and join us as we preserve the natural beauty and history of this very special place. Contact us at Contact@friendsofheishmansmill.org for more information.

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