Raritan Sojourn 2019: 7-Mile Paddle North Branch of Raritan River

Date and Time

Saturday, July 27, 2019, 11:00AM - 5:00PM


Full details will be sent out one week prior to the event to those who registered.,
New Jersey, Central,


Registration is required for this activity.


Enjoy a seven-mile mostly flat-water paddle down the North Branch of the Raritan River from Bedminster through North Branch to Branchburg. Along the way, it passes farmlands (Snearowiski Farm only one of them) and several parks (White Oak Park, North Greenway Park, North Branch Park). There is one portage just before Rt. 202 over a small spillway. Our journey will end at the confluence of the North and South Branches of the Raritan River. We will stop at the crossing for Rt. 28 in North Branch for a snack. There is an option for an early out at the lunch stop. All details will be sent to registered participant one week before scheduled day. •Basic Paddling Skills Required. Must know how to steer, turn a boat and paddle in a straight line. Must be comfortable paddling in moving water with many twists, turns, and rocks/obstacles. •PFD will always be worn on the river as a requirement of the trip. Self-inflatable PFDs are NOT allowed. Cancelation Policy: This trip will be postponed or canceled if there is continuous heavy rain, 70% chance or better pending heavy thunderstorms, or water level that is below 2.8 Ft or above 6.0 feet (as per USGS 01399830 Gauge on the North Branch Raritan River at Rt. 28 in North Branch NJ). Kayaking is an all-weather sport so we will go in light rain. RSVP: Your RSVP is REQUIRED at least 2 days before the event. Full details will be sent out one week prior to the event to those who registered.

AMC Trip Policy


Adult: $20 member / $20 non-member
*Suggested donation to Raritan Headwaters. See for more details.

Past participants say...

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

Related Link(s):

Raritan Headwaters
Directions from put-in to take-out (12 Min / 6.2 Miles)
USGS 01399830 North Branch Raritan River at North Branch NJ

Driving Directions

Click map for driving directions

Dope Sheet will be sent out one week prior to the event to those who register

Raritan River


Paddling - Flatwater
Paddling - Canoeing

Offered By

N.Y. - North Jersey




Easy Flat Water Paddle. Basic Paddle Skills needed


Adults (18+)


AMC Paddle and Bike leader for several years. Lead multiple trips hiking, biking and paddling with several other groups as well. Have organized several large-scale group events.


Quiet water paddler, primarily on the Raritan River and its headwaters. Also interested in hiking and biking.