Paddling Adventures!

I absolutely love canoeing, but The Pres and Tree Rider aren’t quite old enough help me load the canoe on top of the car.  That’s why we mostly hike (also, we love hiking).  Nevertheless, we share my adventures in Ol’ Tippecanoe.  Because when you buy a plastic canoe for $100, it obviously needs a historically humorous name.  And now it has a kayak friend, “Tyler, Too”.

Also, sea kayaking in Delaware Bay.

Trips are broken down by county.  We love suggestions and trip reports!  Post a comment or contact us at

Updated – 4/16/22 – Added Hammonton Lake paddle.

Camden County

Cooper River Paddle – Grove Street, Haddonfield to Cooper River Park, Pennsauken (4 miles) or loop from Cooper River Park kayak launch (also 4 miles).  Could combine for maybe a 7 mile round trip.
Big Timber Creek (South Branch) Paddle – Deptford to Westville or Brooklawn, NJ (8 miles)
Newton Lake Paddle – Collingswood/Haddon Township (4.25 miles)
Kirkwood Lake Paddle – Voorhees/Lindenwold, NJ (1.5 miles)
Penbryn WMA Paddle – Winslow/Sicklerville, NJ (1 mile)

Burlington County

Wading River Paddle – Hawkins Bridge to Bodine Field (9.5 miles)
Mullica River Overnight Paddle – Atsion, NJ to Pleasant Mills, NJ – (10 miles)
Wishbone Trail at the Forks of the Rancocas – Rancocas Creek – Mt. Holly to Hainsport, NJ (8 miles)
Medford Canoe Trail – Rancocas Creek – Medford, NJ (2 miles)
Atsion Lake Paddle – Shamong, NJ (lake is over a mile long)
Assiscunk Creek Paddle – Burlington and Burlington Township, NJ – Did 5 miles round trip, could have paddled further upstream.

Gloucester County

Woodbury Creek Paddle – Woodbury to Thorofare (West Deptford), NJ – 4 1/2 miles (with side trip to Red Bank Battlefield)
Big Timber Creek (South Branch) Paddle – Deptford to Westville or Brooklawn, NJ (8 miles)
South Branch Big Timber Creek – Blackwood Lake Dam to Old Pine Farms – 1 1/10 miles

Cumberland County

Bostwick Lake Paddle – Upper Deerfield Township, NJ – maybe 0.6 of a mile of paddling on a pretty little lake.

Cape May County

Cape Island Creek – Cape May, NJ – 3 3/4 miles out and back

Atlantic County

Great Egg Harbor River Paddle – Penny Pot, Hammonton, NJ to Lake Lenape, Mays Landing, NJ – 16.9 miles
Hammonton Lake Paddle – Hammonton, NJ – up to 2+ miles

Sussex County (Delaware)

Delaware Bay Paddle and Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes, Delaware

To Post-
Lake Oswego


All county maps by David Benbennick  – The maps use data from, specifically countyp020.tar.gz on the Raw Data Download page. The maps also use state outline data from statesp020.tar.gz. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

2 thoughts on “Paddling

  1. Hi, I live in Woodbury and like to kayak. I have my own. I go on outings with Meetup, but your group looks cool. I would love to accompany the group if there is ever space.

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