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Raritan River Sojourn Part 3: Raritan River from Flemington to Neshanic Station

Date and Time

Sunday, June 10, 2018, 11:00AM - 6:00PM

Location

1200 County Rd 523, Flemington, NJ 08822,
New Jersey, Central,
NJ

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.

Overview

Paddle 8 miles on the South Branch of the Raritan River from Flemington to Neshanic Station Township. There will be at least one portage over Rockerfellows Mill Rd. Dam and fun few other ripples along the way. Hopefully, the Bald Eagles will return to their nest for another year. We will pass by a few parks, farmland and several bridges as well. Lunch will be at Old York road in Three Bridges which will be an opportunity for an early out. Basic Paddling Skills Required. Must know how to steer, turn a boat and paddle in a straight line. PFDs will be worn at all times as requirement of the trip. Arrive at put-in by 11:00 am. Be ready for a shuttle by 11:30 pm. This will get us on the river by 12:30 pm or earlier. This trip will be postponed or canceled if there is heavy rain, 70% chance or better pending heavy thunderstorms, or water level that is below 4 .0 feet or above 5.5 feet, as per USGS 01397420. Kayaking is an all-weather sport so we will go in the light rain. Your RSVP is REQUIRED at least 2 days before the event. Please call the trip leader after 8 AM on the day of the event to confirm that you are coming and that the trip is on.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost*

Adult: $20 member / $20 non-member
*Suggested Donation to the Raritan Headwaters. See https://www.raritanheadwaters.org/paddle/ for more info.

Past participants say...

This is a combined event with: AMC Raritan Headwaters Hunterdon County Canoe (and kayak) Club

Related Link(s):

Raritan Headwaters Association
USGS 01397420 SB Raritan R at Black Point Rd at Neshanic Sta NJ
USGS Water Gauge at Neshanic St.

Driving Directions


The dope sheet will be supplied to those registered one week prior to the event.

Paddle South Branch

Activities

Paddling
Paddling - Flatwater
Paddling - Canoeing

Offered By

N.Y. - North Jersey

Status

Open

Difficulty

Not for beginners

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader




AMC Flat Water Leader for five years and Bike Leader for one year. Lead multiple trips hiking, biking, and paddling. Have organized several large group events.