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

 

APRIL

Apr 4 (Wed):  Bicycle the Edgar Felix Bikeway (Monmouth Co).  10am. 10 - 12 miles, easy pace.  The Edgar Felix Bikeway is on a rail trail in New Jersey between Manasquan and Allaire State Park. The trail was constructed on a former roadbed of the Farmingdale & Squan Village and Freehold & Jamesburg Agricultural Railroad railroads.   Bicycle helmets must be worn.  Bring water and snacks.  Lunch break at the Allenwood General Store – buy or bring lunch. Contact leaders to confirm the ride and meeting location. George & Leona F. 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com  (C)

 

 

Apr 4 (Wed): Bicycle the Edgar Felix Bikeway (Monmouth Co). 10am. 10 - 12 miles, easy pace. The Edgar Felix Bikeway is on a rail trail in New Jersey between Manasquan and Allaire State Park. The trail was constructed on a former roadbed of the Farmingdale & Squan Village and Freehold & Jamesburg Agricultural Railroad railroads. Bicycle helmets must be worn. Bring water and snacks. Lunch break at the Allenwood General Store – buy or bring lunch. Contact leaders to confirm the ride and meeting location. George & Leona F. 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com  (C)

 


Apr 8 (Sun): Canoe/Kayak the Rancocas Creek (Burlington Co). 8:30am. The section we paddle will depend on weather conditions. Experienced cold weather/water paddlers only. Rentals are not available. Contact leaders to confirm trip and details. Option for early breakfast at the Vincentown Diner. George & Leona F, 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com  (W)
 


Apr (18) Wed): Hike at Six Mile Run Reservoir (Somerset Co). 10am. About 4 miles, easy pace. We’ll hike the Red Trail. Leashed dogs are welcome. Bring water, snacks and lunch. Inclement weather cancels. Please contact leaders for meeting location. Leona and George F. 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com  (RV)
 


Apr 21 (Sat): Earth Day Cleanup at Cadwalader Park and the D&R Canal (Mercer Co). 9 am – 12 noon. Cadwalader Park was designed in 1891 by Fredric Law Olmsted. who designed New York City’s Central Park. Cadwalader Park is about 110 acres and is the City of Trenton’s most significant and historically important open space. Spend a few hours outdoors getting some exercise while helping the NJ Sierra Club’s Earth Day cleanup with the Cadwalader Park Alliance and other environmental groups and civic organizations. After the cleanup we’ll tour Ellarslie, The Trenton City Museum. Bring gloves. Limited tools and trash bags will be provided. Rain or shine!! Water and light snacks will be provided. Please feel free to bring additional water, snacks and if preferred, lunch. Please contact leaders to register and for meeting location. Co- Leaders: George & Leona F. 609-259-3734 Leona@pineypaddlers.com  and Joanne P 609-443-6992 jpatmeadowbrook@gmail.com  (C)
 


Apr 25 (Wed): Bicycle the Union Transportation Trail (UTT) (Monmouth Co). 10am. 9-10 miles, leisurely pace on a gravel trail. The UTT is the County’s second rail-trail; ideal for hikers, equestrians, joggers, walkers and bicyclists. The UTT was once the Pemberton & Hightstown Railroad established in 1864 as a short line right-of-way to provide dairies and farms with access to larger railroads. Meet at 70 Herbert Road, Upper Freehold, NJ 08514. Bicycle helmets must be worn. Bring water and snacks. Rain cancels. Leona and George F. 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com  (C)
 


Apr 28 (Sat): George Page Park and Hetzel Park Cleanup Along the Assunpink Creek - East Trenton Collaborative Spring - Kick-Off (Mercer Co). 10am – 2pm. Volunteers are welcome to join us at any time during the cleanup. Spring Kick-Off Information: www.east-trenton.org/springkickoff2018.html  The Assunpink Creek is a 23- mile long stream beginning in rural Monmouth County and eventually flows through Trenton where it empties into the Delaware River. The name Assunpink is from the Lenape people’s language Ahsën'pinkk, meaning "stony, watery place". Plastics litter our cities, rivers and oceans, and growing evidence shows how they contribute to health problems in humans and animals. Please join the NJ Sierra Club’s Central Group with Isles, Inc., a community development and environmental organization based in Trenton to collect trash and litter in the Parks and along the Assunpink Creek. Meet at George Page Park, North Clinton Avenue – park at Lawrence Street. Bring water, snacks and lunch. Trash bags and gloves will be provided. Co-Leaders: George & Leona F. 609-259-3734 Leona@pineypaddlers.com  and Joanne P 609-443-6992 jpatmeadowbrook@gmail.com (C)

 
Apr 29 (Sun): Canoe/Kayak the Delaware River and Tour Lambertville’s 37th Annual Shad Festival (Hunterdon Co): 9:30am. We’ll paddle the Delaware River and then walk around town, check out the arts & crafts and have lunch at the Food Court. Paddling helmets required for all paddlers; spray skirts recommended for kayakers. Rentals are not available. Contact leaders to confirm trip and meeting location. Current Sierra Club membership required. George & Leona F 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com  (W)
 

MAY



May 6 (Sun): Hike the Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail in Washington Valley Park (Somerset Co): 10am. 5 miles, easy pace. Join us for the NJ Sierra Club’s first hike on the Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail! Washington Valley Park consists of approximately 719 acres that lie along the First Watchung Ridge in Bridgewater Township. Many thanks to the Eagle Scout Project by Christopher Solan Troup 84 Somerville and W3R-US and the Partnership for the National Trails System intern grant. We can “March to Victory” hiking the lovely woods trails and cross Middle Brook where in August of 1781 about 5,500 French Troops marched through Bridgewater on their way to defeat the British at the Battle of Yorktown. Christopher’s link details their story and how Bridgewater played a part in the final major battle for America’s fight for independence. www.eagleprojecttrailofrochambeau.weebly.com  Contact leaders to register for the hike and for meeting location. There is limited parking at the WRT trail head so we will car pool from the meeting location. Bring water and snacks. Option for late lunch at a local restaurant in Martinsville. George & Leona 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com  (RV)
 


May 9 (Wed): Canoe/Kayak the Rancocas Creek (Burlington Co). 9:30am. The river section we’ll paddle depends on river trail conditions. Option, early breakfast at the Vincentown Diner. Rentals are not available. Contact leaders to confirm trip and meeting location. George & Leona F. 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com  (W)
 


May 13 (Sun): Hike at Cattus Island County Park (Ocean Co). 10am. 4 – 5 miles, easy pace. This is a great family hike as we walk flat trails through pine lands, around marshes, and along beaches while looking for returning Osprey in nesting platforms. There are vistas of Silver Bay. We’ll meet at the Cooper Environmental Center which features exhibits in natural settings and live animals. Bring binoculars, water, snacks and lunch. Rain cancels. George & Leona F. 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com  (C)
 


May 16 (Wed): Canoe/Kayak with your Pooch on the Wading River (Burlington Co). 10am. Join us for a 10-mile trip on the Wading River. Boats 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 river section we are paddling. George & Leona F. 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com  (W)
 


May 26 (Sat): Canoe/Kayak the Oswego River (Burlington Co). 10am. Enjoy an 8-mile spring paddle on “The Jewel of the Pinelands”. Meet at Lake Oswego, Lake Oswego RD. Bring lunch and water. Boats can be rented from Mick’s Pine Barrens 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)
 


May 27 (Sun): Canoe/Kayak with your Pooch on the Wading River (Burlington Co). 10am. Join us for a Memorial Day Weekend trip on the Wading River. Boats 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 river section we are paddling. George & Leona F. 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com  (W)
 


May 28 (Mon): Canoe/Kayak the Delaware River on Memorial Day (Hunterdon Co). 10am. The Hot Dog Man will be open Memorial Day weekend! We’ll paddle 8 miles from Kingwood Access to Bulls Island. Paddling helmets required for all paddlers; spray skirts recommended for kayakers. Rentals are not available. Bring or buy lunch, snacks and beverage. Contact leaders to confirm trip and meeting location. Current Sierra Club membership required. George & Leona F 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com  (W)
 

JUNE

 


Jun 2 (Sat): Guided Hike at Cheesequake State Park on National Trails Day (Middlesex Co). 10am. 4 miles, on moderate trails, easy pace. The NJ Sierra Club’s Raritan Valley Group is featuring Cheesequake State Park on National Trails Day! Cheesequake State Park is located in Old Bridge and its uniqueness lies in its geographical location. Not only is it situated in the middle of the urban north and the suburban south, it lies in a transitional zone between two different ecosystems. Open fields, saltwater and freshwater marshes, a white cedar swamp, Pine Barrens, and a northeastern hardwood forest are the main characteristics of the park. Jim Faczak, the Park Naturalist will be our guide. Pink Lady’s Slippers may still be in bloom. Bring water, lunch, snacks. Rain cancels. Please RSVP with leaders for further details about the hike and for meeting location. George & Leona F. 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com  (RV)
 


Jun 3 (Sun): Canoe/Kayak the Delaware River (Hunterdon Co). 10am. Join us for an 8- mile trip on the Delaware River. The trip will be leisurely with opportunities to practice skills for paddling in moving water which include ferrying and eddy turns. Helmets required and spray skirts recommended. Current Sierra Club membership required. Contact leaders to confirm trip, participation and meeting location. George & Leona F. 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com  (W)
 


Jun 8 (Fri): Canoe/Kayak the Tidal Delaware River on World Oceans Day (Burlington/Bucks Cos). 10am. This is a 10-mile tidal trip – from one historic city to another! Bristol is the oldest town in Bucks County and the 3rd largest in PA. We can expect power boat traffic and boat wakes. Kayaks must be 12 ft or over; spray skirts recommended. 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  (W)
 


Jun 10 (Sun): Canoe/Kayak Cedar Creek (Ocean Co). 9am. Double Trouble State Park was established in 1964 to help protect the Cedar Creek watershed and now features over 8,000 acres of Pine Barrens habitats. 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)
 


Jun 14 (Thurs): Canoe/Kayak the Delaware River on Flag Day (Hunterdon Co). 10am. We’ll paddle 8 miles from Kingwood to Bulls Island. Paddling helmets required for all paddlers; spray skirts recommended for kayakers. Rentals are not available. Bring lunch, snacks and beverage. Contact leaders to confirm trip and meeting location. Current Sierra Club membership required. George & Leona F 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com  (W)
 


Jun 17 (Sun): Canoeing/Kayaking Skills Refresher on Lake Oswego (Burlington Co). 9am. It’s Father’s Day – bring your Dad - bring your children - bring your entire family to enjoy the day’s kayaking skills refresher! American Canoe Association Certified Instructors from the Sierra Club will share information about paddling efficiencies, safety practices, rescue techniques and equipment. The refresher is held on Lake Oswego. Boats can be rented from Mick’s Canoe and Kayak Rental 609-726-1380 or www.mickscanoerental.com  Bring lunch, snacks and water. Contact leaders to confirm the event and your participation. George & Leona F. 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com  (W)
 


Jun 21 (Thurs): Canoe/Kayak the Mullica River on the First Day of Summer (Burlington Co). 8:30am. The aquatic flowering plants of the NJ Pinelands will still be in bloom. 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)
 


June 24 (Sun): Canoe/Kayak the Delaware River Water Gap (Warren Co.) 10am. The Delaware River is the longest undammed river in the East. Our trip will be 10 miles. Paddling helmets required for all paddlers; spray skirts recommended for kayakers. Rentals are not available. Current Sierra Club membership required. Contact leaders for further information. Leona & George F, 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com  (W)
 


Jun 29 (Fri): Canoe/Kayak the Great Egg Harbor River (Atlantic Co). 10am. This is a 9-mile trip on the “egg” from Penny Pot to Weymouth Furnace. Palace Restaurant & Outfitters will provide our shuttle. Rentals are available. 609-625-8552 or www.thepalaceoutfitters.com  Contact leaders to confirm trip and participation. George & Leona F, 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com  (W)