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Calendar Events

Nov 1 (Sat), 10:00 am
Wells Mills County Park Hike
Nov 2 (Sun), 10:00 am
Point Mountain Hike
Nov 2 (Sun), 11:00 am
Canvassing for Roy Cho for Congress
Nov 3 (Mon), 7:30 pm
Executive Committee Conference Call
Nov 5 (Wed), 7:30 pm
Executive Committee/Planning Meeting
Nov 5 (Wed), 7:30 pm
Executive Committee/Conservation Committee Meeting
Nov 8 (Sat), 10:00 am
Singles Hike - Wanaque Ridge Trail, Ramapo State Forest, Wanaque
Nov 8 (Sat), 1:00 pm
Chapter Executive Committee meeting
Nov 11 (Tue), 7:00 pm
Water & Sewer Privatization in Our Local Communities
Nov 11 (Tue), 7:00 pm
Protecting the Ramapo River Watershed

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


SEPTEMBER

Sep 1 (Mon):
Mercer Park Land and Water Cleanup - Sierra Club Water Sentinels and Princeton University SVC (Mercer Co). 9am to 12pm. Lake Mercer was formed by Assunpink Dam #20 and is part of the Delaware River Watershed. Join the NJ Sierra Club and the Princeton University Student Volunteers Council on Labor Day! Help us pick up litter and trash as we enjoy a scenic walk along Lake Mercer and the lovely wooded trails. Or you can bring your kayak/canoe to collect trash on the lake (life jackets must be worn). Bring lunch and water. Trash bags will be provided. For registration contact George & Leona F: 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

Sep 4 (Thu):
D&R Canal Land and Water Cleanup - Sierra Club Water Sentinels and Princeton University SVC (Mercer Co). 9am-12pm. The Princeton University Student Volunteers Council and the NJ Sierra Club are partnering for their 5th Annual Land and Water cleanup of the D&R Canal as part of the Sierra Club Water Sentinels Program for the Delaware River Watershed. Walk along the canal to pick up litter or bring your canoe/kayak to collect trash in the water. Our cleanup will take place in the Lawrenceville section of the canal; meet at Cherry Tree Lane. Bring lunch and water. Trash bags will be provided. Contact George & Leona F: 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

Sep 7 (Sun):
Canoe/Kayak the Delaware River (Hunterdon Co). 9am. The trip is 15 miles from Kingwood Access to Lambertville. Paddling helmets required for all participants. Bring lunch and beverage. Rentals are not available. Current Sierra Club membership required. Contact leaders to confirm trip and participation. George & Leona F: 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

Sep 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. Outing includes: 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, porch, breakfasts and dinners in the lodge dining room, sack lunches for the trail. $1300 per person. For more information contact leader: Judy Norcross: 609-288-6737 or jsnorcross@aol.com (W)

Sep 12 (Fri):
Canoe/Kayak Cedar Creek (Ocean Co). 9am. It's George's b'day paddle!! We'll eat cake and paddle 10 miles from Dover Forge to Dudley Park. Cedar Creek is one of the prettiest Pines streams. Rentals are not available. Contact leaders to confirm trip and meeting location. George & Leona F: 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

Sep 13 (Sat):
Hamburg Mountain WMA Hike, Hardyston Township (Sussex Co). 10am The hike will cover 7 miles in 4-5 hours in very hilly terrain. http://www.nynjtc.org/park/hamburg-mtn-wildlife-mgt-area Facilities: There are no restroom facilities. 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.

Sep 13 (Sat):
Norvin Green State Forest (Passaic Co). 10am. Moderately paced hike of 8-9 miles includes several steep ascents/descents on rocky terrain to some great viewpoints. Lunch and at least 2 liters of water required. Group limit 12, and everyone must preregister to obtain meeting location/directions and confirm there is still room for them. Rain will cancel. Leader: Ellen Blumenkrantz: eblumenkrantz@hotmail.com.

Sep 14 (Sun):
Canoe/Kayak the N. Branch Rancocas Creek (Burlington Co). 9am. We'll paddle the 14-mile N. Branch Rancocas Creek Canoe Trail from BCCC to Mt. Holly. It's "Arts in the Park Day" at Smithville - so during our lunch break we'll enjoy entertainment on three stages featuring music, dance, theater and storytelling. Meet at the Vincentown Diner - arrive early for breakfast. Contact leaders to confirm trip. Rentals are not available. George & Leona F: 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

Sep 19 (Fri):
Canoe/Kayak the Abbott Marshlands and the Crosswicks Creek (Burlington/Mercer Cos). 9:30am. We'll meet at the confluence of the Delaware River and Crosswicks Creek: Bordentown Beach. This is a shuttle-less 14-mile trip with the tide to Groveville and back. Kayaks 12 ft or over are required. Bring lunch and beverage. Rentals are not available. Contact leaders to confirm trip and participation. George & Leona F: 609-259- 3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

Sep 20 (Sat):
New Jersey Sierra Club International Coastal Clean Up (Ocean Co). 10am- 12pm. Please hold the date for a NJ beach clean up to help keep our oceans clean! Last year the New Jersey Sierra Club joined thousands of citizens around the world for International Coastal Clean-up Day and we are doing it again this year. Contact Nicole for beach location and cleanup information: nicole.dallara@sierraclub.org

Sep 21 (Sun):
Ross Dock in the Palisades Interstate Park (Bergen Co). Meet by the playground at 10am. Maximum four miles on flat ground, next to the river, at a pace that suits the group. Rain cancels. Please contact leader at blehlwalsh@hotmail.com for questions and to RSVP. Optional meal afterwards.

Sep 21 (Sun):
Canoe/Kayak the Tidal Maurice River (Atlantic Co). 9:30am. The Maurice is a nationally recognized Wild and Scenic River and its environment supports a great variety of plant and animal life, including Ospreys and Bald Eagles. We'll paddle 10 miles on the tidal Maurice River. Rentals are not available. Participants must be current Sierra Club members. Contact leaders to confirm trip and meeting location. George & Leona F: 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

Sep 27 (Sat):
Canoe/Kayak the Oswego River (Burlington Co). 10am. We'll paddle the "Jewel of the Pinelands" from Lake Oswego to Harrisville Lake. Meet at Lake Oswego. Boats can be rented from Mick's Pine Barrens Canoe/Kayak 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)

Sep 27 (Sat):
Turtleback Rock, South Mountain Reservation (Essex Co). 10am. 6-mile hike. 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.

Sep 28 (Sun):
Canoe/Kayak with your Pooch on the Wading River (Burlington Co). 9am. Fortunato invites his" cousins" and dog lovers. Boats 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 participation. George & Leona F: 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com (W)

OCTOBER

Oct 1 (Wed):
Pinelands Month – Guided Hike at Double Trouble State Park/Village (Ocean Co). 10am. 4-5 miles, easy pace. Originally a cranberry farm and packing plant, the former company town called Double Trouble is a window into past and current industries in the Pinelands. Andrew Anderson, Resource Interpretive Specialist., will be our guide. Meet at Double Trouble Park, Pinewald-Keswick and Double Trouble Rds. Leashed dogs are welcome! Bring lunch and beverage. Leona and George F: 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com. (W)

Oct 4 (Sat):
Sierra Silver Singles Service Day--October Fest at Essex County Environmental Center (Essex Co). 11 am to 4 pm. We will provide short canoe rides to children and families, many whom have never been in a canoe. Come help with this event. A social will follow at a member's home nearby. Location: Essex County Environmental Center, Garibaldi Hall, 612A Eagle Rock Ave, Roseland. RSVP by contacting Ron Pate at ronpate31@verizon.net.

Oct 4 (Sat):
Canoe/Kayak the Delaware River (Hunterdon Co). 10am. The trip is 8 miles from Kingwood Access to Bulls Island. Spray skirts recommended for kayakers. Paddling helmets required for all participants. Bring lunch and beverage. Rentals are not available. Trip is open to current Sierra Club members only. Contact leaders to confirm trip and participation. George & Leona F: 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com. (W)

Oct 5 (Sun):
Canoe/Kayak the Abbott Marshlands (Burlington/Mercer Cos). 9:30am. Meet at Bordentown Beach, end of Park St. We’ll see migrating Red-winged Blackbirds on our 8-mile tidal trip in the Abbott Marshlands from Bordentown Beach to Watson Woods and back to Bordentown. Rental boats are not available. Bring lunch and beverage. Contact leaders to confirm trip: George & Leona F: 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com. (W)

Oct 11 (Sat):
Wawayanda State Park, Upper Greenwood Lake (Passaic Co). 10am. See http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/wawayanda.html. This hike will cover 7 miles in 4 hours, in hilly terrain. Moderately strenuous. No Pets. Hiking and a day-pack with water and lunch required. Facilities: There is a restroom near the parking lot. 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.

Oct 11 (Sat):
Pinelands Month - Wells Mills Hike and 20th Annual Pine Barrens Jamboree (Ocean Co). 10am. 3-4 miles, easy pace. After the hike we’ll enjoy the Jamboree! This day-long festival celebrates the history and culture of the Pinelands with music, crafts, “piney vittles” and local produce. Leased dogs are welcome. Bring a lawn chair. Meet in the Wells Mills parking lot, 905 Wells Mills Rd (Rte 532), Waretown. Leaders: George & Leona F: 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com. (W)

Oct 12 (Sun):
Pinelands Month - Canoe/Kayak Cedar Creek (Ocean Co). 9am. Our annual “Cranberry Cruise” is 10 miles from Dover Forge to Dudley Park – we’ll pick cranberries along the way. Contact leaders to confirm trip and meeting location: George & Leona F: 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com. (W)

Oct 15 (Wed):
Clayton Park Hike (Monmouth Co). 10am. 4-5 miles, easy/moderate pace; mix of hilly and flat trails. This rustic 421-acre site in rural Upper Freehold is located amidst the rolling farmland of western Monmouth County. Bring lunch, water and snacks. Leashed dogs are welcome. Leona and George F: 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com. (W)

Oct 18 (Sat):
Bicycle Ride on the Columbia Trail (Hunterdon Co). 10am. 12+ miles, 5-8mph pace. Fall foliage will be spectacular as we bike the Ken Lockwood Gorge from High Bridge to Califon. Meet at High Bridge Municipal Lot, Main St, High Bridge. Bicycle helmets are required. Bring water and snacks. Rain cancels. Option: late lunch at Casa Maya restaurant in High Bridge. Register with leaders to confirm the ride. George & Leona F: 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com. (W)

Oct 18 (Sat):
Sterling Forest Bare Rock Vista (Rockland Co, NY). 10am. 8-mile hike. Meet at the Visitors’ Center. We’ll climb to the Sterling Forest Fire Tower then to the Bare Rock Vista for lunch. We’ll return to the Visitors’ Center down the Bare Rock Trail. See the Sterling Forest web site for information and directions: http://nysparks.state.ny.us/parks/74/details.aspx. Inclement weather cancels. Joint ADK/Sierra Club hike. TC map 100. Jeffrey Sovelove: Hiker_Dood@yahoo.com.

Oct 19 (Sun):
Canoe/Kayak in the Millstone Valley National Scenic Byway (Somerset Co). 10am. We’ll paddle the Millstone River and D&R Canal on this 7-mile no-shuttle trip. www.millstonevalley.org. Bring portage wheels if you have them. The Byway is formed by two roughly parallel roadways and encompasses recreational parkland, historic sites, and natural areas. We’ll stop at the Byway Visitors Center located in Griggstown as well as the Canal House at Blackwell Mills; both were bridge tender’s houses. Bring lunch and beverage. Contact leaders to confirm trip. Current Sierra Club membership required: George & Leona F: 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com. (W)

Oct 19 (Sun):
Paulinskilll Valley Trail - Sierra Silver Singles Bicycle Ride (Warren Co). 10am. Meet in Blairstown at Foot Bridge Park. We will ride to Paulinskill Lake and turn back (about 20 miles round trip). Recommend hybrid or off-road bike. Bring water and lunch. Entrance to park is off Rte 94. If need directions, contact leader Ron Pate at ronpate31@verizon.net.

Oct 22 (Wed):
Hike at Manasquan Reservoir (Monmouth Co). 10am. 5 miles, easy pace on the scenic Perimeter Trail. This is the most visited site in the Monmouth County Park System. Meet at the Visitor Center 311 Windeler Rd, Howell 07731. Bring lunch and water. Leashed dogs are welcome. Leaders: George & Leona F: 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com. (W)

Oct 25 (Sat):
Canoe/Kayak On-Water Cleanup in the Delaware River Watershed (Burlington Co). 1pm. Support the Sierra Club Water Sentinels Program on our annual fall cleanup of the Crosswicks and Thornton Creeks with the Bordentown Yacht Club. Wear boots and gloves. Trash bags are provided. Meet at Bordentown Beach, end of Park St. Contact leaders to confirm the cleanup: Leona & George F: 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com. (W)

Oct 26 (Sun):
Pinelands Month - Canoe/Kayak the Great Egg Harbor River (Atlantic Co). 10am. We’ll paddle 7 miles from Weymouth Furnace to Lake Lenape. Early breakfast at the Harley Dawn Diner, Rte 322/Black Horse Pike. Rentals are not available – participants must have their own boats. Contact leaders to confirm trip: George & Leona F: 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com. (W)

Oct 31 (Thurs):
Pinelands Month - Canoe/Kayak Trip on the Rancocas Creek (Burlington Co). 9am. We’ll be looking for goblins, ghosts and skeletons as we paddle the Rancocas Creek Watershed. The section we paddle will depend on river conditions and level. Bring lunch and beverage. Rentals are not available. Contact leaders to confirm trip and meeting location: George & Leona F: 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com. (W)

NOVEMBER

Nov 2 (Sun):
Canoe/Kayak the Wading River (Burlington Co). 10am. “Fall Back” and set your clocks to be on time! The section we paddle will depend on weather and river conditions. Rentals are not available. Experienced cold weather paddlers only. Contact leaders to confirm trip and participation. Rain cancels: George & Leona F: 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com. (W)

Nov 4 (Tues):
Vote and Float - Canoe Kayak the Abbott Marshlands (Burlington/Mercer Cos). 10:30am. Meet at Bordentown Beach, end of Park St. We’re paddling 8 miles from Bordentown Beach to Watson Woods and back to Bordentown. Rentals boats are not available. Bring lunch and beverage. Experienced cold weather paddlers only. Contact leaders to confirm trip: George & Leona F: 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com. (W)

Nov 8 (Sat):
Wanaque Ridge Trail, Ramapo State Forest, Wanaque (Passaic Co). 10am. http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/ramapo.html. The hike will cover 7 miles in 4 hours, in hilly terrain. Moderately strenuous. No pets. No beginners, Hiking and a day-pack with water and lunch required. Facilities: No facilities. 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.

Nov 9 (Sun):
Bicycle Ride at Duke Farms (Somerset Co). 10am. Approx.10 miles; leisurely day with stops along the way. Duke Farms serves as a model of environmental stewardship in the 21st century. Meet at the Farm Barn Orientation Center. Free Ride Bikeshare is available – check the website for information. Bring lunch and beverage on the ride. Bicycle helmets are required and must be worn. Directions: www.dukefarms.org/ Rain cancels. George & Leona F: 609- 259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com. (W)

Nov 15 (Sat):
Hike at Maurice River Bluffs Preserve (Cumberland Co). 10am. 4 miles, easy pace. The Maurice River Bluffs Preserve overlooks the river area we paddled in the summer. Bring binoculars. Directions: Take Rte 55 south to Rte 49 exit, turn right onto Rte 49 west. Cross the Maurice River in Millville, turn left at Rte 555/Cedar Street - 0.2 mile. Bear left on to Rte 627/Silver Run Rd for 1.7 miles. Look for Silver Run Farm Market sign on right side of road – entrance to preserve is directly across the street on left side. Leashed dogs are welcome. Bring water and snacks. Option for late lunch at the Maurice River Diner. Rain cancels. Contact leaders to register: George & Leona F: 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com. (W)

Nov 16 (Sun):
Canoe/Kayak the D&R Canal (Middlesex Co). 9am. This trip is 11 miles from Kingston to Amwell Rd. There is one canal lock portage, bring portage wheels if you have them. Meet in Kingston at the D&R Canal State Park, Rte 27. Bring lunch and beverage. Experienced cold weather paddlers only. Contact leaders to confirm trip: George & Leona F: 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com. (W)

Nov 16 (Sun):
Hedden Park - Sierra Silver Singles Hike (Morris Co). 10am. 4-5 miles at a moderate pace over hilly, rocky terrain. Hiking boots strongly recommended. Optional lunch to follow at a nearby diner. Heavy rain cancels. Directions: I-287 to exit 39. Go West on Rte 10 for 9 miles. Turn right on the Dover-Chester Rd just before the traffic light. At the T intersection, turn left and go 3 short blocks to Concord Rd. Turn right and proceed .5 miles to the parking lot. Any questions, call the leader: Jay Dibble at 908 289-8813.

Nov 21 (Fri):
Canoe/Kayak Cedar Creek (Ocean Co). 9am. Enjoy a fall trip on Cedar Creek from Ore Pond to Dudley Park. Experienced cold weather paddlers only. Contact leaders to confirm meeting details: George & Leona F: 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com. (W) Experienced cold weather paddlers only.

Nov 22 (Sat):
Turtleback Rock, South Mountain Reservation (Essex Co). 10am. 6-mile hike We will start at Turtleback Rock trailhead. See the Essex County Parks Commission web site 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. Joint ADK/Sierra Club hike. Jeffrey Sovelove: Hiker_Dood@Yahoo.com.

Nov 29 (Sat):
Harriman State Park hike (Rockland Co, NY). 10am. Moderately paced 8-9- mile hike to scenic views and lakes in Harriman State Park. Group limited to 12 people who must preregister with leader, who will provide driving directions. Bring lunch, 2 litres of water and snacks. Heavy/steady rain cancels. Ellen Blumenkrantz: eblumenkrantz@hotmail.com. (N)

Nov 29 (Sat):
Outdoor Turkey Roast at Ringwood State Park. We will supply a turkey roasted over an open fire and all the other stuff that goes with it; you can come just for dinner (around 2:30) or come earlier and hike around before dinner. We go rain or shine since the food will already be bought. Advance Reservations are absolutely required and must be received by Nov. 22nd. Include the $17 per person cost, your phone number and E-mail address, and a self-addressed envelope (so we can send you exact directions). Also indicate if you can give or need a ride. Workers who arrive in the morning to help are especially needed & welcome and get a reduced rate. Vegetarians, helpers or those with questions should call the leader. Leader: Don Wade, 35-41 72nd Street, Jackson Heights, N.Y. 11372; 718-426-8555 (leave a message if out). E-mail: DonWade@donwade.us Directions: Ringwood State Park is located in the Ramapo Mountains of Northwest New Jersey, just south of Sloatsburg, NY. Easily accessible by car ("Suffern" exit of NYS Thruway). The bus routes have changed so there is no longer a nearby stop --call the leader for information. The shelter is located about 1/2 mile walk from the parking lot. We will mail complete directions and a map when we get your reservation.

Nov 30 (Sun):
Canoe/Kayak the D&R Canal from Lawrenceville to Kingston (Mercer Co). 9am. Work off those Thanksgiving calories with this 11-mile paddle from Cherry Tree Lane to Kingston – no portages either! Bring lunch and beverage. Experienced cold weather paddlers only. Contact leaders to confirm trip participation and logistics: George & Leona F: 609-259- 3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com. (W)

DECEMBER

Dec 3 (Wed):
Hike at Jakes Branch County Park (Ocean Co). 10am. 4 miles, easy pace. Jakes Branch has a nature center with hands-on exhibits and an observation deck that offers a 360’ view of the Pinelands. Leashed dogs are welcome. Meet at Jakes Branch Park, 1100 Double Trouble Rd, Beechwood. Bring lunch and water. Leaders: George & Leona F: 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com. (W)

Dec 7 (Sun):
Canoe/Kayak the Oswego River (Burlington Co). 10am. Meet at Lake Oswego for an 8-mile paddle on the “Jewel of the Pinelands”. Experienced winter Pines paddlers only. Contact leaders to confirm trip: George & Leona F: 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com. (W)

Dec 13 (Sat):
Whitesbog Village Fall Hike (Burlington Co). 10am. 5 miles, easy pace on sandy trails. Directions: www.whitesbog.org. Bring lunch and beverage. Meet in the parking lot across from the General Store. Leashed dogs are welcome. Optional, guided village tour after lunch for small fee. George & Leona F: 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com. (W)

Dec 13 (Sat):
Sherman Hoffman Preserve, Harding Twp (Morris Co). 10am. http://www.njaudubon.org/sectioncenters/sectionscherman/thesanctuary.aspx. Moderately strenuous: 7 miles in 4 hours in hilly terrain. Hiking through the Audubon Center, the Passaic River brook and Jockey Hollow. No beginners. No pets. Hiking boots and a day-pack with water and lunch required. Facilities: There is a rest room at the parking lot and another rest room during the hike. 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.

Dec 19 (Fri):
Hike Historic Smithville and Tour Smithville Mansion (Burlington Co). 10am. 4 miles, easy pace. After the hike we’ll tour the Mansion decorated for a Victorian Holiday. (small fee). Option, late lunch at Vincentown Diner. Meet at Smith's Woods at Historic Smithville Park, East Railroad Ave, Easthampton. Leashed dogs are welcome. George & Leona F: 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com. (W)

Dec 20 (Sat):
D&R Canal Hike (Burlington/Mercer Cos). 10am. 5 miles, easy pace. The first day of winter is tomorrow – we’ll end fall and celebrate Winter Solstice with a walk on the towpath from Bordentown to Trenton. Leashed dogs are welcome! Meet at the RiverLINE parking lot in Bordentown City. Option for late lunch at a local restaurant. Inclement weather cancels. Leona and George F: 609-259-3734 or Leona@pineypaddlers.com. (W)

Dec 21 (Sun):
Holiday Sierra Silver Singles Walking Tour in New York City. 12:30 pm. Join us for a two-hour walking tour led by N.Y.C. Discovery. The theme is "A Victorian Christmas". The cost is $22, payable in cash. Meet at Penn Station in New York next to the Amtrak ticket windows. We'll go for an inexpensive lunch and then walk to the tour site. Reservations are required. Call or e-mail the trip leader, Jay Dibble, by Dec 14: 908 289-8813 or jaydib41090@peoplepc.com. Please provide your name and phone number.

Dec 21 (Sun):
Celebrate the Winter Solstice – Canoe/Kayak the Wading River (Burlington Co). 10am. The trip section depends on weather conditions. Experienced winter Pines paddlers only. Contact leaders to confirm trip and participation. George & Leona F: 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com. (W)

Dec 26 – Dec 31: Patriots Week - History of the American Revolution in NJ (Mercer Co). Learn about the American Revolution during Patriots Week. This week offers fun and history for the entire family. See the First and Second Battles of Trenton Reenactments and participate in walking tours of the Trenton battlefields. Check website for events www.patriotsweek.com. More info: Leona F: leona@pineypaddlers.com. (W)

Jan 1, 2015 (Thu):
New Year’s Day Paddle on the Oswego River (Burlington Co). 10am. Ring in the New Year with the NJ Sierra Club. Meet at Lake Oswego and paddle 7 miles on the “Jewel of the Pinelands”. Enjoy a tailgate get together after the trip at Harrisville Lake. Bring something to share. Experienced winter Pines paddlers only. Contact leaders to register: George & Leona F: 609-259-3734 or leona@pineypaddlers.com. (W)

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