Newton Lake Paddle – Collingswood, NJ

Newton Lake Paddle – Collingswood and Haddon Township, NJ
Distance: 4.25 miles (obviously you can shorten this considerably)
Type: Out and back paddle.
Difficulty: 2 of 10.
Total score: 5 of 10.

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Terrain – A winding lake surrounded by walking paths.

Put ins – The only boat launch is at 39° 54.484’N,  75° 4.894’W.  Respect private property around the lake.

Boat launch

Standouts – Birds, peaceful water.

Description:  The sad day was coming when I was to move back into an apartment, forcing me to put my canoe up at the canoe shelter (my friend’s yard). As a last hurrah, my buddy Chuck and I took a spin on Newton Lake.

There was more paddling to do be done than we would have though, the lake is near two miles long.  The west side ends at the Black Horse Pike at a small dam.  The east side ends near Cuthbert Blvd where it gets too shallow to keep paddling.

The paddle itself is a nice relaxing spin.  Some fun bridges to go under.  There several fountains east of the put in, have fun dodging the water spray.  Or not!

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Overall recommendation: Great way to spend an hour or two, without having to drive really far.

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One response to “Newton Lake Paddle – Collingswood, NJ

  1. Pingback: Newton Lake Park – Oaklyn, NJ | South Jersey Trails

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