canoe-trip

Canoe Trip Info - 10/6/18

Enjoy a leisurely trip in the NJ Pine busy weekends. The 3 hour trip (w/o stopping) runs a "tad" longer with extra-activities like a Barrens along scenic Cedar Creek with the NJ Dragon boat team. It's a good respite from your picnic, water fights, rope swinging like Tarzan or Jane, or whatever. The narrow creek sets the stage for an entertaining show of steerer "wanna-bees" as they leave dents along the winding river banks! The views along the water show us Jersey nature at it's best. Other resources on the Pinelands: Burlington County.

  • Secure canoes by Wednesday for the weekend rental at any of these canoes/kayaks rentals during the busy time of year. To book canoes, we need to know the following:

      • How many in your party are going

      • Did you want a canoe or keowee (a short 1 person kayak)

      • Have you ever canoed before?

      • Your weekend contact number.

    • Details:

      • bring cash and lunch!

      • Meet 10AM for 11AM departure at:

        • Frog Canoe and Kayaks (732-674-4718) / 1800 Double Trouble Road, Beachwood, NJ ($55/canoe) CLOSED for the season as of 10/1/2018

        • Cedar Creek Canoe and Kayak Rentals (732-269-1413 or 908-783-9884)/1052 Atlantic City Blvd, Bayville 08721 ($75/canoe)

          • Garden State Parkway / Exit 80, bear right twice onto Rt 9 South / Campground (Cedar Creek Rental) entrance on right

    • Carpool info:

        • Lake Parsippany Boat House

        • GSP Cheesequake rest stop - 9AM (mile marker 124), wait in lot on north side of gas station

    • Things to bring:

        • a set of dry clothes and towels (leave in car)

        • water, lunch, drinks

        • water shoes/old sneakers, sunscreen, bug spray, eyeglass straps

        • Optional: Water weapons (i.e, super soakers), bailers, dry bags, cooler, camera(in a ziploc bag) etc

        • leave mousepad & gloves home!

        • no experience necessary

      • Cedar Creek stuff:

        • From girl scout camp: 17 miles - 11AM - 4PM

        • 1 hr to dam, 30min to swimming hole, rope swing = 45 from end.

        • GPS spots:

          • start = 39.902430, -74.245324

          • dam = 39.899580, -74.229909 (+1 hour)

          • lunch/swimming hole = 39.894041, -74.225084 (+30 min)

          • 2nd beach = 39.879204, -74.190689

          • rope swing = (+2hr 15min)

          • end = 39.871026, -74.173937 (+45 min)

      • Invite friends/family/acquaintances! The more the merrier!

      • Weekend contact # 201-738-0918