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April 16, 2022

Hammonton Lake Paddle – Hammonton, NJ

Hammonton Lake Paddle – Hammonton, NJ Distance: 2+ miles (obviously you can shorten this considerably) Type: Out and back paddle. Difficulty: 2 of 10.

Terrain – Lake.

Put ins – The only boat launch is at N 39° 37.812 W 074° 47.235.  Respect private property around the shores of the lake.

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January 21, 2022

Ridley Creek State Park – Delaware County, PA

Ridley Creek State Park –  Delaware County, PA Distance – 13 miles total (we did 4.8 in a lollipop) Type – Various Difficulty: 3  of 10

Website – Ridley Creek State Park  Open – Day use areas open dawn to dusk.

Terrain – Forest, hills, stream, and woods Surface – Some paved, some dirt, some rocks

Trailheads – N 39° 56.727 W 075° 25.290

Directions – 598 Barrens Road, Media, PA

Parking – Very crowded on nice days.  Parking lot is at trailhead coordinates, additional parking along Chapel Hill Road.

Dog friendly? Leashed dogs allowed Stroller friendly? Some are, some are very much not Benches? [...]

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January 5, 2022

Assiscunk Creek Paddle – Burlington County, NJ

Assiscunk Creek Paddle – Burlington, Burlington County, NJ Distance: 5 miles round trip (could paddle further upcreek than we did) Type: Out and back Difficulty: 3 of 10 – could have been a lot worse if we didn’t mostly turn with the ride

Official Website – None Terrain – Tidal creek

Put ins – N 40° 04.925 W 074° 51.038 Parking – Good sized lot at the launch.

Rentals – None

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Description:

Halloween morning, I went on my last paddle of the year to close out my first year of owning a kayak.  The body of water for the day?  Assiscunk Creek starting where it joins the Delaware River in [...]

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November 6, 2021

Bostwick Lake Paddle – Upper Deerfield Township, NJ

Bostwick Lake Paddle – Upper Deerfield Township, Cumberland County, NJ Distance: Maybe 0.6 miles total Type: Out and back Difficulty: 1 of 10.

Official Website – https://upperdeerfield.com/Bostwick%20Lake/Bostwick%20Lake.htm Terrain – Pretty little lake

Put ins –  N 39° 31.706 W 075° 16.076 Parking – Two lot areas with plenty of space.

Rentals – None

Description: A pretty little lake in Cumberland County co-owned by Deerfield Township and Hopewell Townships.  This was owned by the five Bostwick Brothers, who owned it from 1927 to 1067. This was bought with money left by local conservationist Frank Stewart back in 1967.  The lake [...]

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