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

 

 

 

 

June 2022

 

 June 1st Cancelled - to be rescheduled   June 1 (Wed): Canoe/Kayak at Lake Mercer in Mercer Park (Mercer Co.)  10 a.m.  “It’s National Say Something Nice Day!” We will paddle the 365-acre lake and explore the Assunpink Creek upstream.  Mercer Lake was created in the 1970’s with a dam to control the flooding in Trenton from the Assunpink Creek.  We’ll see Blue Herons fishing at the water’s edge and many other birds.  Bring water and snacks. Meet at the Marina Boat Ramp parking lot where we unload and launch our boats. Pre-registration is required; group size is limited to 10 participants.    Rain cancels.  George & Leona F leona@pineypaddlers.com  (C)

 

 

June 5 (Sun): Roebling Museum Tour and Village Walk (Burlington Co.)  10 a.m.  A former gateway to the Roebling Mill, the main gate museum building was once the passage point for thousands of workers entering the steel mill each day. The 7,000 sq. ft. building now houses five galleries, Investors Bank Media Room, offices, lobby, gift shop and Ferdinand Roebling III Archives of the Roebling Museum. Two short documentary films run continuously. The Museum Admission Fee is $7. Option to take the RiverLINE to the Roebling Museum parking lot.  Social distancing and other Covid-19 precautions will be followed. Bring lunch, water, and snacks. Contact leaders to confirm meeting time and details. Co-leaders: Leona F  leona@pineypaddlers.com  and Joanne P jpatmeadowbrook@gmail.com (W)

 

 

June 9 (Thurs): Barnegat Bay Blitz Land Cleanup (Ocean Co.) 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  This is the 8th year that the NJ Sierra Club is participating in the "Blitz" cleanup.  We'll meet Lauren Keltos, NJDEP Team Captain Barnegat Township, at the Barnegat public launch area.  From there we'll travel to areas identified in need of cleanup in the area.  Garbage bags and gloves will be provided.  Bring water and snacks.  After the cleanup - option for late lunch at Sweet Jenny's Restaurant. Contact leaders to confirm participation. George & Leona F. 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

 

 

June 14 (Tues): Canoe/Kayak at Lake Mercer in Mercer Park on Flag Day (Mercer Co). 10 a.m.  We’ll paddle the 365-acre Lake and explore the Assunpink Creek upstream. Mercer Lake was created in the 1970’s with a dam to control the flooding in Trenton from the Assunpink Creek. We’ll see Blue Herons fishing at water’s edge and many other birds. Bring water, snacks, and lunch. Meet at the Marina Boat Ramp parking area to launch our boats. Pre-registration is required; group size is limited. Rain cancels.  George & Leona F, 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com  (C)

 

 

 

 July 2022

 

July 13 (Wed): Nature Trail Walk and Guided Boat Tour at the Manasquan Reservoir (Monmouth Co.) 10 a.m. 3 miles, easy pace. We’ll meet at the Visitor Center on 311 Windeler Rd, Howell. Enjoy a leisurely walk to the Environmental Center and explore the wetlands, Cove Trail.  Then walk back to the Visitor’s Center for the Naturalist Guided Boat Tour. The cost is $6 per adult. Life Jackets are provided and must be worn. Bring water, snacks, and lunch for the lunch break before the boat tour. Rain cancels. Pre-registration is required; group size is limited.   Co-leaders: John Miraglia  johnworks3@aol.com and Leona F  Leona@pineypaddlers.com (RV)

 

 

July 20 (Wed): Canoe/Kayak at Lake Mercer in Mercer Park (Mercer Co.)  10 a.m.  “It’s National Hot Dog Day!” Paddle the 365-acre lake and explore the Assunpink Creek upstream.  We’ll see Blue Herons fishing at the water’s edge and many other birds.  Bring water and lunch. The Snack Stand will be open for Hot Dogs! Meet at the Marina Boat Ramp parking lot where we unload and launch our boats. Pre-registration is required; group size is limited.  Rain cancels.  George & Leona F leona@pineypaddlers.com  (C)

 

 

July 23 (Sat): Summer Walk at Duke Farms (Somerset Co.) 10 a.m. 3 – 4 miles, leisurely walk with Property Highlights stops along the way. Duke Farms serves as a model of environmental stewardship in the 21st century. Meet at the Farm Barn Orientation Center. www.dukefarms.org/.  Bring your camera, water and lunch on the hike. Pets are not permitted.  Rain cancels.  Pre-registration is required; group size is limited.  Co-leaders: Sindhu P: spjersey@gmail.com, and Leona F  leona@pineypaddlers.com.  (RV) 

 

 

July 29 (Fri): Hike at The Watershed Institute (Mercer Co.)  10 a.m. 3 – 4 miles, easy pace.  Keeping water clean, safe, and healthy is the heart of the Institute’s mission, working to protect and restore our water and natural environment in central New Jersey through conservation, advocacy, science, and education. Meet at 31 Titus Mill Road Pennington, NJ https://thewatershed.org/about  Bring water, snacks, and lunch. We’ll tour The Watershed Center and then walk the blue trail to Wargo Pond. Leashed dogs are permitted.  Rain cancels. Pre-registration is required; group size is limited.     Co-leaders:  Leona F leona@pineypaddlers.com and Joanne P: jpatmeadowbrook@gmail.com.  (C)

 

 

August 2022

 

Aug 4 (Thurs): Hike at Smith’s Woods and Smithville Park (Burlington Co.)  10am. 4 – 5 miles, easy pace. It’s IPA Day! Smith’s Woods and Smithville Park feature a diverse collection of habitats as well as vistas of the Rancocas Creek Watershed. Meet at the Smith’s Woods access parking lot, East Railroad Ave. Bring water, snacks and lunch and hiking poles if you use them. Leashed dogs are welcome.  Pre-registration is required; group size is limited. George & Leona F, 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com  (W)

 

 

Aug 21 (Sun): Cloverdale Farm County Park Nature Walk (Ocean Co.)  10am. 2 miles. The Ocean County Natural Lands Trust Fund Program acquired Cloverdale Farm in 2004. Within the boundaries of this 90-acre park, we find the diversity of the Pine Barrens wetlands, uplands, and the beauty of 20 acres of cranberry bogs all year long.  We’ll tour the Interpretive Center and walk the self-guided nature trail.  Meet at 34 Cloverdale Rd, Barnegat, NJ 08005.  Bring snacks and water. After the walk an option to drive to nearby Argos Farm for locally grown produce and other items in their market. https://www.argosfarm.com/   Pre-registration is required; group size is limited. George & Leona F, 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com  (W)

 

 

September 2022

 

 Sept 11 (Sun):  Hike at Duke Island Park (Somerset Co.) 10 a.m.  4 - 5 miles, easy pace.  Duke Island Park includes trails, which are part of the Raritan River Greenway. We’ll meet at the Visitors Center which is located near the main parking area and houses the Park Ranger office and the rest room facilities – Old York RD., Bridgewater, NJ. Rain cancels. Bring snacks, water, and lunch.  Leashed dogs are welcome. Pre-registration is required; group size is limited. Co-leaders: Sindhu P: spjersey@gmail.com, and Leona F  leona@pineypaddlers.com.  (RV) 

 

 

Sept 22 (Thurs): First Day of Autumn Paddle Lake Mercer in Mercer Park (Mercer Co.)  10 a.m.  Paddle the 365-acre lake and explore the Assunpink Creek upstream.  We’ll see Blue Herons fishing at the water’s edge and many other birds.  Bring water and lunch and snacks. Meet at the Marina Boat Ramp parking lot where we unload and launch our boats. Pre-registration is required; group size is limited.  Rain cancels.  George & Leona F leona@pineypaddlers.com  (C)