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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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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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August 28, 2021

Thompsons Beach – Heislerville, NJ

Thompsons Beach – Heislerville (Maurice River Township), Cumberland County, NJ Distance –  miles total Type – 3/4 of a mile (one way) to get to the beach.  About a mile of beachfront to explore.  Our total was a little over two miles. Difficulty: ?  of 10 (the way we did it, 2 of 10.  If that mud and flooding is around, 3018 of 10)

Website – https://corporate.pseg.com/corporatecitizenship/environmentalpolicyandinitiatives/estuaryenhancementprogram Open – dawn to dusk

Terrain – marsh, bayshore Surface – crushed shells, sand

Trailheads – 39°12’10.38″N, 74°59’36.77″W

Directions – located at [...]

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July 8, 2021

Round Valley Reservoir Campground – Lebanon, NJ

Round Valley Reservoir Campground Round Valley Recreation Area Lebanon, Hunterdon County, NJ

Address: 1220 Stanton Lebanon Rd, Lebanon, NJ 08833

Coordinates: N 40° 36.307 W 074° 49.944 (where the trail enters the camping area)

Directions: Drive to the park offices to register, then it’s a paddle or a hike to get to the campground.

Access: NO CAR ACCESS, paddle or hike only.

Website for official info: https://www.njparksandforests.org/parks/roundvalleyrecreationarea.html

Website for campsite booking and pricing: www.camping.nj.gov

Campground Map: Click here for full sized map 

Pet friendly?: From website (as of [...]

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