Canoe&Kayak, Raritan River - Three Bridges to Confluence at Old York Rd, Class 1

Date and Time

Saturday, August 13, 2022, 11:00AM - 5:00PM


Put in @ Old York Road & Hillsborough Rd, Flemington, NJ 08822,
New Jersey, Central,
NJ United States


Registration is required for this activity.

Registration is closed


Kayak or canoe downriver on the South Branch of the Raritan River from Three Bridges, NJ to Old York Road in Branchburg, NJ. The 10 ½ mile paddle will take around 4 to 5 hours with reasonably steady but relaxed paddling with a late lunch stop (mile 5). This section of the river flows through open space, sparse woods, and old fields, with lots of birdlife. Flat-water paddle with a few class 1 ripples as the river meanders around many bends in a steady, easy current. The downriver trip will end where the South Branch joins the North Branch to become the Raritan River proper. An early out option is available at the lunch stop about half-way at Elm Street in Neshanic Station. 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 4.2 Ft or above 5 feet (as per USGS 01397420 South Branch Raritan River at Black Point Rd at Neshanic Sta NJ). Kayaking is all weather sport so we will go in light rain. Your RSVP is REQUIRED. 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. Kayak rentals available at either EMS Bridgewater or Contact Lauren Theis at Raritan Headwaters. You must transport your own boat to the paddle. There are NO rentals riverside. This event is co-sponsored by Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) and Raritan Headwaters Donations to Raritan Headwaters will collected at beginning of trip only for those who wish.

AMC Trip Policy

COVID 19 Information: As of December 1, 2021 AMC requires volunteers be vaccinated or receive a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the start of an event. AMC relies on the honor system for compliance. Participants may be required to wear masks, provide proof of vaccination, or in the alternative a current (within 72 hours) negative PCR test as a condition of attending this event. For your personal safety, you should expect to be in the presence of vaccinated and unvaccinated people in all AMC settings and should make choices about participating accordingly.



Related Link(s):

USGS South Branch Raritan River at Black Point Rd at Neshanic Sta NJ
Raritan Headwaters
Raritan River Access Points

Driving Directions

Click map for driving directions

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

Paddle South Branch


Paddling - Flatwater
Paddling - Canoeing

Offered By

N.Y. - North Jersey






Adults (18+)


(best time to call: NCA 10 p.m.)
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CKC Chair for NY-NoNJ Chapter. Also a flat-water leader for several years. Lead multiple trips hiking, biking, and paddling. Have organized several large group events.


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