Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Canoeing near Northeast NJ
Canoeing near Northeast NJ
Wed, 14 Apr 1999 16:01:48 -0400
This is a summary of the responses I received to a posting about
location to do canoeing within 2.5 hours os northeast NJ. Thanks to all
There seem to be three basic choices:
1. The upper Delaware north of Port Jervis where the Delaware runs
between PA and NY, all the way down to the Delaware Water Gap where
there is a State or Federal park (I'm not sure which).
2. South Jersey Pine Lands. There are a couple of streams (very small
rivers ;-)) that run through the pine barrens. The Mullica River is the
best known as it has a campsite halfway down. We've done this one and
it's a blast because the river is so small sometimes the canoes are
longer than the river is wide and then there's the trees that fall down
across the river. Lot of fun!!!
3. Then there is the Hudson north of West Point up to Albany. I didn't
get much info on this. I do know that north of Albany there's suppose to
be some level 4 rapids. I don't think I'd canoe them though...
The fourth place mentioned was Harriman Sate Park in New York. This is
mostly lake canoeing and the lakes are connected. A great place to go
backpacking though I don't think I'd backpack my canoe ;-)
Thanks again for your suggestions. I think we'll try a backpack this
year as the Appalachian Trail runs right through Harriman State Park.
Keep the Outing in Scouting!!!
Steven A. Black, SM Troop 321
Washington Township, NJ
Troop Website: http://home.earthlink.net/~stevenablack/t321.html