George & Leona's
Friends of the PineyPaddlers Schedule....

 

 

JULY

 

Jul 8 (Sun): Canoe/Kayak the Oswego River (Burlington Co).  (This trip is cancelled ) 8am. Yes, we’re meeting early because it’s a summer weekend to paddle 8 miles from Lake Oswego to Harrisville Lake.  Meet at Lake Oswego.  Boats can be rented from Mick’s Pine Barrens Canoe/Kayak Rental 609-726-1380 or www.mickscanoerental.com/  Contact leaders to confirm trip and participation.   George & Leona F. 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

 

Jul 11 (Wed): Canoe/Kayak the Delaware River (Mercer Co). 9am. We’re paddling 14 miles from Firemen’s Eddy to Bordentown.  This trip takes us into the tidal Delaware through the Trenton Falls along the Capital City of Trenton.  We’ve paddled this trip for many years and this year we will celebrate the closure of the Mercer Generating Station. When operating this plant was killing millions of aquatic creatures, including the endangered Atlantic Sturgeon due to its single-pass cooling system. Thanks to the NJ Sierra Club, Delaware Riverkeeper and Earthjustice and their members!  Paddling helmets required for all participants, spray skirts recommended for kayakers.  Rentals are not available. Current Sierra Club membership required. Contact leaders to confirm trip and meeting location. George & Leona F 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com (C)

 

Jul 14 (Sat): Canoe/Kayak the Delaware River on Bastille Day (Hunterdon Co).  9am. We’re paddling 10 miles from Riegelsville to Kingwood Access. The proposed route of the Penn East Pipeline with “fracking gas” will cross from PA thru Riegelsville, destroying the environment and the fragile ecosystems of the Sourland Mountain in Hunterdon.  Paddling helmets required for all participants. Rentals are not available. Current Sierra Club membership required. Frenchtown is celebrating Bastille Day! Contact leaders to confirm trip and meeting location. George & Leona F 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

 

Jul 16 (Mon): Canoe/Kayak the Wading River (Burlington Co).  10am. We’re paddling 10 miles from Godfrey Bridge to Chips Folly Campground (takeout fee). Canoes and kayaks can be rented from Mick’s Pine Barrens Canoe and Kayak Rental 609-726-1380 or www.mickscanoerental.com  Contact leaders to confirm trip and participation. George & Leona F. 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

 

Jul 19 (Thurs):  Canoe/Kayak the Batsto River (Burlington Co).  10:30am. We’ll enjoy a later start on our 7-mile Pinelands paddle from Quaker Bridge to Batsto Lake.  We’ll use Pinelands Adventures for our trip shuttle.  www.pinelandsadventures.org Contact leaders to confirm the trip, meeting location and your participation. George & Leona F, 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

 

Jul 25 (Wed): Canoe/Kayak the Great Egg Harbor River (Atlantic Co). 10am. We’ll paddle 10+ miles from Penny Pot to Weymouth. Rental boats are available from Palace Outfitters.   Palace Outfitters will shuttle our group.  Contact leaders to confirm trip and participation. George & Leona F, 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

 

Jul 30 (Mon): Canoe/Kayak Cedar Creek (Ocean Co).  9am. We’ll paddle 7 miles from Ore Pond to Dudley Park. Rental boats are available from Cedar Creek Campground. www.cedarcreeknj.com/kayak-canoe Contact leaders to confirm trip and participation. George & Leona F, 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com  (W)

 

AUGUST

 

Aug 3 (Fri):  Canoe/Kayak the Delaware River (Hunterdon Co).  9am.  We’re paddling 15 miles from Kingwood Access to Lambertville; lunch break at the Hot Dog Man’s River “Restaurant”; bring or buy lunch.  Paddling helmets required for all participants; spray skirts recommended for kayakers. Rentals are not available. Current Sierra Club membership required.  Contact leaders to confirm trip and meeting location. George & Leona F 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

 

Aug 8 (Wed):  Canoe/Kayak the Crosswicks Creek (Burlington/Mercer Cos).  10:30am. We’ll enjoy a weekday tidal trip – no shuttle.  Meet at Bordentown Beach – end of Park ST. Participants must have their own boats; rentals are not available. Contact leaders to confirm trip information and participation. George & Leona F. 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com  (C)

 

Aug 11 (Sat): Canoe/Kayak the Tidal Maurice River (Atlantic Co).  10:00am. The Maurice is a nationally recognized Wild and Scenic River and its environment supports a great variety of plant and animal life, including Ospreys and Bald Eagles.  We’ll paddle 10 miles on the tidal Maurice River.  Rentals are not available.  Contact leaders to confirm trip and meeting location. George & Leona F 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

 

Aug 15 (Wed): Canoe/Kayak the Wading River (Burlington Co).  9am. We’re paddling 10 miles from Hawkin Bridge to Beaver Branch. Canoes and kayaks can be rented from Mick’s Pine Barrens Canoe and Kayak Rental 609-726-1380 or www.mickscanoerental.com  Contact leaders to confirm trip and participation. George & Leona F. 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

 

Aug 21 (Tues): Canoe/Kayak the Delaware River from Bordentown to Bristol – A Tale of Two River Cities! ((Mercer/Bucks Cos).  10:00am. This is a 10-mile tidal trip from Bordentown to Bucks County.  On this trip learn about the risks of a raw industrial liquid hazardous waste treatment facility (directly across the river from Bordentown) that is proposed by Elcon, a wastewater recycling company. Kayaks must be 12 ft or over; spray skirts recommended. We can expect power boat traffic and boat wakes.  Bring lunch and water. Current Sierra Club membership required.  Contact leaders to confirm trip and participation.  George & Leona F. 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com (C)

 

Aug 24 (Fri):  Canoe/Kayak Cedar Creek (Ocean Co).  9am. We’ll paddle 7 miles from Ore Pond to Dudley Park. Rental boats are available from Cedar Creek Campground. www.cedarcreeknj.com/   Contact leaders to confirm trip and participation. George & Leona F, 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com  (W)

 

Aug 29 (Wed): Canoe/Kayak the Great Egg Harbor River (Atlantic Co). 10am. We’ll paddle 7 miles from Weymouth Furnace to Lake Lenape. Rental boats are available from Palace Outfitters.  Contact leaders to confirm trip and participation. George & Leona F, 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

 

SEPTEMBER

 

Sept 1 (Sat):  Canoe/Kayak the Delaware River (Hunterdon Co).  9am.  We’re paddling 8 miles from Kingwood Access to Bulls Island; lunch break at the Hot Dog Man’s River “Restaurant”; bring or buy lunch.  Paddling helmets required for all participants; spray skirts recommended for kayakers. Rentals are not available. Current Sierra Club membership required.  Contact leaders to confirm trip and meeting location. George & Leona F 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

 

Sept 6 (Thurs): Mercer Park - Land and Water Cleanup – Sierra Club Water Sentinels and Princeton University SVC (Mercer Co). 10am to 1pm.  Lake Mercer was formed by Assunpink Dam #20 and is part of the Delaware River Watershed. Join the NJ Sierra Club and the Princeton University Student Volunteers Council for their 9th Annual Cleanup at Mercer County Park. Help us pick up litter and trash as we enjoy a scenic walk along Lake Mercer and the lovely wooded trails.  Or you can bring your kayak/canoe to collect trash on the lake (life jackets must be worn).  Bring lunch and water.  Bring gloves; trash bags will be provided. Contact leaders to confirm the cleanup. George & Leona F. 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com  (C)

 

Sept 12 (Wed):  Canoe/Kayak the Delaware River (Mercer Co).  10am.  The trip is 10 miles from Kingwood to Bulls Island.  Paddling helmets required for all participants; spray skirts recommended for kayakers. We’ll stop at the Hot Dog Man’s “River Restaurant”.   Rentals are not available. Current Sierra Club membership required.  Contact leaders to confirm trip, meeting location and participation. George & Leona F 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

 

Sept 14 (Fri): Canoe/Kayak Cedar Creek (Ocean Co).  9am. It’s the Virgo b’day paddle!!   We’ll eat cake and paddle 7 miles from Ore Pond to Dudley Park.  Cedar Creek is one of the prettiest Pines streams. Boats can be rented from Cedar Creek Campgrounds www.cedarcreeknj.com/ or 732-269-1413. Contact leaders to confirm trip and meeting location. George & Leona F, 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

 

Sept 16 (Sun): Canoe/Kayak the Oswego River (Burlington Co).  9am. We’ll paddle 8 miles from Lake Oswego to Harrisville Lake.  Meet at Lake Oswego.  Boats can be rented from Mick’s Pine Barrens Canoe/Kayak Rental 609-726-1380 or www.mickscanoerental.com/  Contact leaders to confirm trip and participation.   George & Leona F. 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

 

Sept 23 (Sun): Canoe/Kayak the Delaware and Raritan Canal on World Rivers Day (Somerset Co).  9:30am. World Rivers Day is a global celebration of the world's waterways, observed every last Sunday in September. The D&R Canal is a drinking water resource for almost 2 million residents of NJ. Our 7-mile round trip will be on the Griggstown – Blackwells Mills section of the canal.  Rentals are available from Griggstown Canoe and Kayak Rental. Bring lunch and water.   Please register with leaders for details and to confirm the trip. George & Leona F, 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com  (RV)

 

Sept 26 (Wed):  Canoe/Kayak the Mullica River (Burlington Co).  8:30am. This is a 12-mile trip for experienced Pines paddlers; expect downfalls and portages. Pinelands Preservation Alliance has launched Pinelands Adventures and we’ll use Pinelands Adventures for our shuttle www.pinelandsadventures.org Contact leaders to confirm the trip, meeting location and your participation. George & Leona F, 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

 

Sept 30 (Sun): Canoe/Kayak the D&&R Canal (Mercer Co). 9am.  It’s Autumn and we’re paddling the 12-mile section of the D&R Canal from Cherry Tree Lane to Kingston. Rentals are not available. Contact leaders to confirm trip and meeting logistics.   George & Leona F. 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com (C/RV)