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Calendar Events

Apr 19 (Sat), 10:00 am
CANCELLED Palisades Interstate Park Sierra Silver Singles Hike
Apr 22 (Tue), 7:00 pm
Monthly Singles Dinner in Montclair
Apr 23 (Wed), 7:00 pm
Film Screening: 'Years of Living Dangerously'
Apr 24 (Thu), 7:00 pm
Why Ban Fracking in Bergen County?
Apr 26 (Sat), 10:00 am
Jockey Hollow Leader's Choice
Apr 26 (Sat), 11:00 am
Earth Day at the Essex County Environmental Center - Sierra Silver Singles
Apr 26 (Sat), 11:00 am
Northern Valley Earth Fair
Apr 26 (Sat), 1:00 pm
Triple C Ranch & Nature Center Earth Day Festival honoring Jane Tousman
Apr 26 (Sat), 2:00 pm
Film: Groundswell Rising, Protecting Our Children's Air And Water
Apr 27 (Sun), 8:30 am
CANCELLED Forked River Mountain Clean up

Outdoor Outings
-- from The Jersey Sierran

The Sierra Group contributing each outing is shown at the end of the write-up.
Contact Information and Notes.

Consult the Chapter Calendar for a fuller list of all NJ Chapter and Group Activities


MARCH

Mar 1 (Sat):
National Peanut Butter Day Hike at Perrineville Lake Park (Monmouth Co). 10am. 4 miles, easy pace. Leashed dogs are welcome! Beautiful woodlands, natural fields and a picturesque lake meet here in the heart of quiet Millstone. Bring water; leaders will have Peanut Butter snacks. Meet at 23 Agress Rd, Millstone, NJ parking lot. Leashed dogs are welcome. Option, lunch at Albivi Restaurant. Inclement weather cancels. Leaders: Leona and George F. 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

Mar 8 (Sat):
Cooper Gristmill Park on the Black River Hike, Chester, NJ (Morris Co.) Singles hike 10am. http://www.morrisparks.net/aspparks/coopermillmain.asp Moderately strenuous: 7 miles in 4 hours in hilly terrain. The hike will cover 7 Miles in 3-4 hours in moderately hilly terrain in a picturesque venue along the Black River. There is a Port-A-John in the parking lot. Winter Traction devices are required if there is ice or show on the ground. No pets. Hiking boots and a day-pack with water and lunch required. Registration required via web: http://newjersey.sierraclub.org/nj_calendar.asp If you haven't hiked with The Hikist before, include a brief description of your hiking experience with your registration. Directions for the meeting place will be sent via email to members who register. Leader: Jimi Oleksiak<the_hikist@mac.com>

March 8 (Sat):
Lewis Morris Park (Morris Co.) Singles Hike 10am Moderate pace, some ups and downs, 7 miles. We will start at Sunrise Lake, then hike to the parking upper lot and back down to the lake using a combination of the Yellow and Red trails. The pace will be a moderate to slow one. See the Morris County Parks Commission website http://www.morrisparks.org/aspparks/lmdir.asp for directions. Bring lots of water, lunch, and wear hiking boots. Meet in parking lot at 10 AM. Inclement weather cancels. Proper footgear required (sabilicers, crampons or snowshoes) if appropriate for the conditions. No pets please. Leader: Jeffrey Sovelove Hiker_Dood@yahoo.com Joint ADK/Sierra Club hike.

Mar 9 (Sun):
Hike at Turkey Swamp Park (Monmouth Co). 10am. 5 miles, easy pace. This is our 5th annual Daylight Savings Time hike at Turkey Swamp Park. Park information and directions: www.monmouthcountyparks.com/ Turn into the Main Entrance - 200 Georgia Road, Freehold - drive to the Oak Point picnic area parking lot. Bring lunch and beverage. Leashed dogs are welcome! Rain cancels. Leaders: Leona and George F. 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

Mar 12 (Wed):
Canoe/Kayak Crosswicks Creek/ Abbott Marshlands (Burlington/Mercer Cos). 10:30am. Our 8-mile round trip with the tide begins on the Crosswicks Creek in Bordentown. We’ll see returning waterfowl. Bring lunch and beverage. Meet at Bordentown Beach, end of Park St. Experienced cold weather/water paddlers only. Contact leaders to confirm trip and participation. George & Leona F. 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

Mar 15 (Sat):
Canoe/Kayak Trip on the Ides of March. 10am. It will be a lucky day for us as we paddle in the Pinelands. Where will we paddle? Experienced cold weather/water paddlers only. Contact leaders for details. George & Leona F 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

Mar 17 (Mon):
St. Patrick’s Day Hike at Thompson Park (Monmouth Co). 10am. 5 miles, easy pace. Wear Your Green! The preserved historic buildings offer a rich glimpse into the area’s past, while the surrounding fields, trails, and lake provide a beautiful location for outdoor activities. We’re hiking the Reservoir Loop: This MODERATE 4.8 mile (7.8 km) loop goes around the Swimming River Reservoir and Marlu Lake; grass and dirt trails. Meet at the Visitors Center 805 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738. Bring lunch and water. Leashed dogs are welcome. Rain cancels. Leaders: George & Leona F, 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

Mar 20 (Thurs):
Hike - Celebrate the Vernal Equinox at Rancocas State Park (Burlington Co.) 10am. 5 miles, easy pace. Welcome spring with a hike in the woods. Bring water and snacks. Meet at Long Bridge Park, Deacon RD. Directions: http://www.co.burlington.nj.us/pages/pages.aspx?cid=589. Leaders: George & Leona F. 609- 259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

Mar 22 (Sun):
Island Pond Loop/Harriman State Park (Rockland Co., NY). 10am 8-9 mile hike at moderate pace over fairly rocky terrain with a few ups/downs. Trail conditions will determine which trails we take to/from the lake and some beautiful viewpoints. Group limit 12 people. Must preregister to confirm space and will provide meeting locations/directions. Bad weather or temperature below 20 will cancel hike. Leader: Ellen Blumenkrantz eblumenkrantz@hotmail.com (N)

Mar 26 (Wed):
Canoe/Kayak the Rancocas Creek (Burlington Co). 10am. The section we paddle will depend on weather conditions. Experienced cold weather/water paddlers only. Contact leaders to confirm trip and participation. George & Leona F, 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

Mar 29 (Sat):
Abbott Marshlands Spring Cleanup (Mercer Co). 9am - noon. Cleanup at Spring Lake and possible shuttle to Duck Island. Bring gloves if you have them, water to drink; wear long sleeves, long pants, boots. Meet at Roebling Park. (From South Broad Street turn West onto Sewell Ave. The closest intersection to the park is Sewell and McClellan. Continue past McClellan to the end of Sewell, turn left and drive down the hill to the parking lot.) Leader: Bob Sokol, robert.sokol435@gmail.com 609-918-1149. (Cosponsors with Friends for The Marsh: Central Jersey Sierra Group, Mercer County Parks, D&R Greenway Land Trust) (C)

Mar 30 (Sun):
Canoe/Kayak the Oswego River (Burlington Co). 10am. Spring is here! Meet at Lake Oswego and paddle 8 miles on the “Jewel of the Pinelands”. Experienced cold weather/water Pines paddlers only. Contact leaders to confirm trip and participation. George & Leona F, 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

APRIL

Apr 1 (Tue):
D&R Canal Hike (Burlington Co). 10am. 5 miles, easy pace. There's no fooling - we'll see nesting Bald Eagles in the Abbott Marshlands. Bring binoculars. Meet at the RiverLINE parking lot in Bordentown City. Option for late lunch at Heart of Bordentown (HOB) Tavern. Leashed dogs are welcome. Inclement weather cancels. Leaders: Leona and George F. 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

Apr 5 (Sat):
Hook Mountain Hike (Rockland Co, NY) 10:30am. 7 miles, with excellent views of the Hudson River and Croton Point. Meet in the Rockland Lake South Parking Lot 4 near the entrance booth. Rockland Lake is in Congers, NY, off Rte 9W. Bring lunch, hiking boots, and water. Adverse conditions will alter the route. Leader: John P. Jurasek, 845-519-4247 (no calls after 10pm) or Jurasek@optonline.net. (ACOC)

Apr 6 (Sun):
Hike at Monmouth Battlefield State Park (Monmouth Co). 9:30am. 4 miles, easy pace. Monmouth Battlefield State Park is the site of one of the largest battles fought during the Revolutionary War on June 28, 1778. It was during an artillery battle that Mary Hays, known as "Molly Pitcher," carried water for the soldiers to quench their thirst and to cool the cannons. After the hike, Friends of Monmouth Battlefield will provide a special guided tour of The Craig House, a mid-18th century farmhouse, which has been restored to reflect life during the days of the Revolution. Meet at the newly completed Visitors Center, 16 Business Route 33, Manalapan, NJ. Bring lunch, snacks and water. Please register with leaders. Leona and George F. 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

Apr 10 (Thu):
Canoe/Kayak the Abbott Marshlands (Burlington Co). 10am. Our trip with the tide begins on the Crosswicks Creek in Bordentown. We paddle to Watson Woods in Roebling Park where we have lunch. Bring lunch and beverage. Meet at Bordentown Beach, end of Park St. Rentals are not available. Contact leaders to confirm trip and participation. George & Leona F. 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

Apr 12 (Sat):
Bearfort Mountain and Firetower Hike, West Milford (Passaic Co). 10am The hike will cover 7 miles in 4 hours in rugged terrain, with great views of the Newark Watershed. http://www.newarkwatershed.com/html/maps.html No beginners. No pets. Hiking boots and a day-pack with water and lunch required. Registration required via web: http://newjersey.sierraclub.org/nj_calendar.asp If you haven't hiked with The Hikist before, include a brief description of your hiking experience with your registration. Directions for the meeting place will be sent via email to members who register. Leader: Jimi Oleksiak (the_hikist@mac.com).

Apr 13 (Sun):
Canoe/Kayak Cleanup on the Crosswicks Creek/Delaware River Watershed (Burlington Co). 10:30am-2pm. Support the Sierra Club Water Sentinels Program and our spring cleanup with the Bordentown Yacht Club. The cleanup begins at low tide and takes place in the wetlands area above the RiverLINE bridge. These marsh flats have a lot of trash so we are in and out of our boats. Wear boots and bring gloves. Garbage bags are provided. Meet at Bordentown Beach, end of Park St. Rentals are not available. Bring water, snacks and lunch. Contact leaders to register for the cleanup. Leona & George F: 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

Apr 16 (Wed):
Hike at Manasquan Reservoir (Monmouth Co). 10am. 5 miles, easy pace. The park is now the most visited site in the Monmouth County Park System. Meet at the Visitors Center 311 Windeler Road, Howell, NJ 07731. Directions: http://www.monmouthcountyparks.com/page.aspx?ID=2531 Bring lunch, snacks and water for the hike. Leaders: George & Leona F, 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

Apr 18 (Fri):
Hike at Maurice River Bluffs Preserve (Cumberland Co). 10am. 4 miles, easy pace. The Nature Conservancy prides itself on protecting great places like the Maurice River Bluffs, a majestic preserve overlooking the river. Bring binoculars to observe various waterfowl and a bald eagle's nest. Bring water and snacks. Leashed dogs are welcome. Option for late lunch at the Maurice River Diner. Please contact leaders to register and for directions. George & Leona F: 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

Apr 19 (Sat):
Palisades Interstate Park (Bergen Co). Sierra Silver Singles Hike 10am. Maximum 4 miles on flat ground in the Palisades Interstate Park. Easy to moderate pace. Optional visit to diner or potluck afterwards. Contact leader: blehlwlalsh@earthlink.net for details.

Apr 20 (Sun):
Canoe/Kayak the N. Branch Rancocas Creek (Burlington Co). 9am. Paddle 14 miles on the N. Branch Rancocas Water Trail from BCCC to Mount Holly. Meet at the Vincentown Diner - arrive early for breakfast. Rentals are not available. Contact leaders to confirm trip and participation. George & Leona F: 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

Apr 25 (Fri):
Earth Day Week - Barnegat Bay Blitz (Ocean Co). 9am-2pm. This is the 2nd year that the Sierra Club is participating in the "Blitz" on-water cleanup. We'll meet Lauren Keltos, NJDEP Team Captain Barnegat Township, at the Barnegat public launch area. From there we'll paddle to areas designated for cleanup in the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. Garbage bags and gloves will be provided. Bring water and snacks. Option for late lunch at Sweet Jenny's Restaurant. Rental kayaks are not available. Contact leaders to confirm participation. George & Leona F: 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

Apr 26 (Sat):
Essex County Environmental Center (Essex Co). Sierra Silver Singles. 11am. Join us at the Essex County Environmental Center, 621 Eagle Rock Ave, Roseland, and help celebrate Earth Day. For the past 9 years, we have been providing short canoe trips to individuals and families, many of whom have never been in a canoe. We start at 11am and end at 4pm. We need about 15 volunteers. Please come and join us. Contact ronpate31@verizon.net

Apr 26 (Sat):
Jockey Hollow Leader's Choice (Morris Co). 10am. Leader's choice of trails depending on conditions at Jockey Hollow National Park in Morristown. See http://www.nps.gov/morr/planyourvisit/directions.htm for directions and information. Bring lots of water, lunch, and wear hiking boots. Meet at the visitors' center. Inclement weather cancels. Proper footgear required (sabilicers, crampons or snowshoes) if appropriate for the conditions. Optional lunch at a local eatery if we get done in time. No pets please. Leader: Jeffrey Sovelove Hiker_Dood@yahoo.com . Joint ADK/Sierra Club hike

Apr 26 (Sat):
Blauvelt Parks: Piermont-South Nyack. (Rockland Co, NY) 10:15am Strenuous 10-mile hike. Visit Rockland Cemetery, an old Nike base and an abandoned National Guard rifle range. 2 quarts water. Hiking boots. Take Rte 9W to Piermont NY. Meet in front of 450 Piermont Ave. (building with mural). LP out. Return via rail-trail. Leader John P. Jurasek 845-519-4247 (no calls past 10 pm), or Jurasek@optonline.net (ACOC)

Apr 27 (Sun):
Canoe/Kayak the Delaware River and Tour Lambertville's 33rd Annual Shad Festival (Hunterdon Co). 9:30am. We'll paddle the Delaware River and then walk around town, check out the arts & crafts, etc. There are many options at the Food Court - everything from taco salads to fried Calamari and fried Oreo's. Don't forget your Wild Bill's Soda Mug! Paddling helmets required for all paddlers; spray skirts recommended for kayakers. Rentals are not available. Contact leaders to confirm trip and meeting location. Current Sierra Club membership required. George & Leona F: 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

MAY

May 1 (Thu):
Canoe/Kayak Cedar Creek (Ocean Co). 9am. Double Trouble State Park was established in 1964 to help protect the Cedar Creek watershed and now features over 8,000 acres of Pine Barrens habitats. Our May Day trip is 7 miles from Ore Pond to Dudley Park. Rentals are not available. Contact leaders to confirm trip and meeting location. George & Leona F: 609- 259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

May 4 (Sun):
Canoe/Kayak the Wading River (Burlington Co). 9am. Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo but we'll celebrate a day early! Our annual paddle is 10 miles from Hawkin Bridge to Beaver Branch. Boats can be rented from Mick's Canoe and Kayak Rental (800-281-1380 or www.mickscanoerental.com/). Meet at Hawkin Bridge. Contact leaders to confirm trip and participation. George & Leona F: 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

May 7 (Wed):
Hike at Belleplain State Forest (Cape May Co). 10am. Easy pace, 5 miles. Belleplain was established in 1928 by the State of NJ for recreation and water conservation. Lake Nummy is a converted cranberry bog. Bring lunch, snacks and beverage. Leashed dogs are welcome! Meet at the Picnic Pavilion next to Lake Nummy. George & Leona F, 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

May 9 (Fri):
Canoe/Kayak the Rancocas Creek (Burlington Co). 10am. The section we paddle will depend on river conditions. Rentals are not available. Contact leaders for information. George & Leona F: 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

May 10 (Sat):
Osio Rock and Stone Living Room Hike, Bloomingdale (Passaic Co). 10am. http://www.localhikes.com/Hikes/OsioRock_5602.asp Difficulty: Strenuous hike-climbing; Conditions: Rugged with Rock Scrambling Features: Awe inspiring distance views and closer views of rock formations. Distance: 5 miles in 4-5 hours. Total Ascent: 1600 feet No pets. Hiking boots and a day-pack with water required. Bring a lunch. Registration required via web: http://newjersey.sierraclub.org/nj_calendar.asp If you haven't hiked with The Hikist before, include a brief description of your hiking experience with your registration. Directions for the meeting place will be sent via email to members who register. Leader: Jimi Oleksiak (the_hikist@mac.com)

May 11 (Sun):
Canoe/Kayak the Abbott Marshlands (Burlington/Mercer Cos). 10:30am. Our trip with the tide begins on the Crosswicks Creek in Bordentown. We paddle to Watson Woods in Roebling Park where we have lunch. Option, walk around Spring Lake and see the Mute Swans before returning to Bordentown. Bring lunch and beverage. Meet at Bordentown Beach, end of Park St. Rental boats are not available. Contact leaders to confirm trip and participation. George & Leona F: 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

May 14 (Wed):
Canoe/Kayak the Oswego River with Fortunato (Burlington Co). 10am. This is Fort's favorite Pines stream - join us for a lovely spring trip. Meet at Lake Oswego, Lake Oswego Rd. Boats can be rented from Mick's Pine Barrens Rental (800-281-1380 or www.mickscanoerental.com/). Contact leaders to confirm participation. George & Leona F: 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

May 17 (Sat):
D&R Canal Hike (Burlington/Mercer Cos). 10am. 5 miles, easy pace. This will be an opportunity to use the Lock 1 "swinging bridge" and walk along the towpath. Meet at the RiverLINE parking lot in Bordentown City. Option for late lunch at a local restaurant in pleasant Bordentown. Leaders: Terry Stimpfel and Bob Sokol (terystimb@hotmail.com or 609- 731-7016). (C)

May 17 (Sat):
Turtleback Rock, South Mountain Reservation (Essex Co). 10am. We will start at Turtleback Rock trailhead. See the Essex County Parks Commission website http://www.essex-countynj.org/p/index.php?section=parks/sites/so for directions. Bring lots of water, and wear hiking boots. We will take the orange trail down to Hemlock Falls and also see the famous Turtleback Rock. Heavy/steady rain cancels. No pets please. Leader: Jeffrey Sovelove (Hiker_Dood@Yahoo.com). Joint ADK/Sierra Club hike.

May 18 (Sun):
Jockey Hollow National Park Sierra Silver Singles Hike (Morris Co). 10am. 5-mile hike. Meet at the visitor center parking lot. We shall hike most of the Grand Loop Trail at a moderate pace. Be prepared for a couple of steep sections. Boots recommended. Heavy rain cancels. Optional lunch to follow at a nearby restaurant. Any questions, contact the leader, Jay Dibble at 908 289-8813.

May 18 (Sun):
Canoe/Kayak the Raritan River (Middlesex Co). 10am. This trip is about 16 miles from New Brunswick to Perth Amboy. Experienced paddlers; expect power boat traffic and boat wakes. Kayaks must be 12ft. or over; spray skirts suggested. Bring lunch, snacks and water. Rentals are not available. Contact leaders to confirm trip and meeting location. Participants must be current Sierra Club members. George & Leona F: 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

May 22 (Thu):
Canoe/Kayak the Rancocas Creek (Burlington Co). 9am. The section we paddle will depend on river conditions. Rentals are not available. Contact leaders for information. George & Leona F: 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

May 24 (Sat):
Canoe/Kayak the Delaware River (Mercer/Hunterdon Cos). 10am. We'll paddle 15 miles from Kingwood Access to Lambertville. Lunch break at the Famous River Hot Dog Man's Restaurant; bring or buy lunch. Paddling helmets required for all paddlers; spray skirts recommended for kayakers. Rentals are not available. Contact leaders to confirm trip and meeting location. Current Sierra Club membership required. George & Leona F: 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

May 26 (Mon):
Canoe/Kayak with your Pooch on the Wading River (Burlington Co). 9am. Fortunato invites his" cousins" and dog lovers for a Memorial Day weekend trip. Canoes and kayaks can be rented from Mick's Pine Barrens Canoe and Kayak Rental (800-281-1380 or www.mickscanoerental.com). Contact leaders to confirm trip and river section we are paddling. George & Leona F: 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

May 31 (Sat):
Canoe/Kayak the Great Egg Harbor River (Atlantic Co). 9am. Enjoy a 10- mile paddle on the "Egg" from Penny Pot to Weymouth Furnace. Meet at the Harley Dawn Diner - arrive early for breakfast. Rentals are available from Palace Restaurant and Outfitters (609-625-8552 or www.thepalaceoutfitters.com). Contact leaders to confirm trip and participation. George & Leona F: 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

JUNE

Jun 5 (Thu):
Canoe/Kayak the Oswego River (Burlington Co). 10am. Enjoy an 8-mile spring paddle on "The Jewel of the Pinelands". Meet at Lake Oswego, Lake Oswego Rd. Bring lunch and water. Boats can be rented from Mick's Pine Barrens Rental (800-281-1380 or www.mickscanoerental.com/). Contact leaders to confirm trip and participation. George & Leona F: 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

Jun 7 (Sat):
Sterling Forest Bare Rock Vista (Rockland Co, NY) 10am Meet at the Visitors' Center. We'll climb to the Sterling Forest Fire Tower then to the Bare Rock Vista for lunch. After lunch, we'll return to the Visitor's Center back down the Bare Rock Trail. See the Sterling Forest website for information and directions: http://nysparks.state.ny.us/parks/74/details.aspx . No pets please. Inclement weather cancels. Joint ADK/Sierra Club hike. Leader: Jeffrey Sovelove: Hiker_Dood@yahoo.com TC map 100

Jun 8 (Sun):
Canoeing/Kayaking Skills Refresher on Lake Oswego (Burlington Co). 9am. ACA Certified Instructors from the Sierra Club will share information about paddling efficiencies, safety practices, rescue techniques and equipment. The refresher is held on Lake Oswego. Boats can be rented from Mick's Canoe and Kayak Rental (800-281-1380 or www.mickscanoerental.com/). Bring lunch, snacks and water. Contact leaders to confirm the event and your participation. George & Leona F: 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

Jun 14 (Sat):
Sterling Forest and Lake Hike, Tuxedo, NY (Rockland Co). 10am. http://nysparks.com/parks/74/details.aspx The hike will cover 8 miles in 5 hours in hilly terrain. The route will include lookouts on the Sterling Ridge and Sterling Lake. No beginners, no pets. Hiking boots and a day-pack with water required. Bring a lunch. Registration required via web: http://newjersey.sierraclub.org/nj_calendar.asp If you haven't hiked with The Hikist before, include a brief description of your hiking experience with your registration. Directions for the meeting place will be sent via email to members who register. Leader: Jimi Oleksiak (the_hikist@mac.com)

Jun 14 (Sat):
Canoe/Kayak the Delaware River (Hunterdon/Mercer Cos). 9:30am. Celebrate Flag Day! This is an 8-mile paddle from Frenchtown to Bulls Island. Helmets required for all paddlers; spray skirts recommended for kayakers. Bring or buy lunch at the Famous Hot Dog Man's River Restaurant. Contact leaders to confirm trip and participation. Rentals are not available. Current Sierra Club membership required. George & Leona F: 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

Jun 15 (Sun):
Canoe/Kayak Cedar Creek on Father's Day (Ocean Co). 9am. We're paddling 7 miles from Ore Pond to Dudley Park. Meet at Double Trouble Park Headquarters. Boats can be rented from Cedar Creek Campgrounds (www.cedarcreeknj.com/ or 732-269- 1413). Contact leaders to confirm trip and participation. George & Leona F: 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

Jun 19 (Thu):
Canoe/Kayak the Rancocas Creek (Burlington Co). 10am. The section we paddle will depend on river conditions. Rentals are not available. Contact leaders for information. George & Leona F: 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

Jun 21 (Sat):
Decorated Boat Parade on the Delaware Canal in Yardley, PA (Bucks Co). 11am-3pm. The Boat Parade and Rubber Duckie Race are fun family events sponsored by Friends of the Delaware Canal. Enter your decorated canoe or kayak - or just enjoy the parade from the towpath. Check the website for more information (www.fodc.org) or contact George & Leona F: 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

Jun 22 (Sun):
Columbia Trail Bike Ride Sierra Silver Singles (Morris Co). 10am. Join us for a bike trip on the Columbia Trail. We will cover 25 miles and have lunch at the half-way point. Rain cancels. We will meet at the Long Valley end of the trail. To reach the East, or Long Valley end of the trail from I-287, take the exit for US 206-202 North. Bear left to remain on US 206. Turn left onto Rte 24. Follow Rte 24 by turning right onto Schooleys Mountain Road. The trailhead parking lot is on your left. Contact leader for more information: ronpate31@verizon.net.

Jun 22 (Sun):
Canoe/Kayak the Delaware River Watershed (Mercer/Burlington Cos). 9am. This is an 18-mile paddle - for experienced distance-paddlers. Helmets required for all paddlers; spray skirts recommended for kayakers. Kayaks must be 12ft or over. Rentals are not available. Current Sierra Club membership required. Contact leaders to confirm trip and meeting location. George & Leona F: 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

Jun 25 (Wed):
Canoe/Kayak the Batsto River (Burlington Co). 9am. The section we paddle will depend on water level. This is a 12+ mile trip for experienced Pines paddlers; expect downfalls and portages. Contact leaders to confirm trip and participation. Group size limited. Rentals are not available. Current Sierra Club membership required. George & Leona F: 609- 259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

Jun 28 (Sat):
Canoe/Kayak the Mullica River (Burlington Co). 9am. It's officially summer and the aquatic flowering plants of the NJ Pinelands will be in bloom. This is a 12-mile trip for experienced Pines paddlers; expect downfalls and portages. Current Sierra Club membership required. Contact leaders to confirm trip and participation. Rentals are not available. George & Leona F: 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com

SEPTEMBER

Sept 7-12 or Sept 14-19 (Sun-Fri):
September in Western Maine! Location: Bald Mountain Camps, Oquossoc, ME. This is an historic sporting camp located on pristine Mooselookmeguntic Lake. Many activity options, excellent food and a comfortable warm environment provide relaxation and fun. Internet access available. Outings include: hiking the AT, guided kayaking or canoeing pristine lakes and rivers with our host and Registered Maine Guide, Steve Philbrick. Log cabins with fireplace, wood, bath, linens and porch. Breakfasts and dinners in the lodge dining room, sack lunches for the trail. $1300 per person. For more information contact leader: Judy Norcross: 60- 288-6737 or jsnorcross@aol.com (W)

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