Sit-on kayaks have a slightly wider hull where paddlers sit higher up from the bottom.Most sit-on-tops are built for recreational paddling, beginning paddlers, novice canoeists, and for people who have flexibility problems with the traditional kayaks.Kayaking in NJ offers a wide variety of scenic and wildlife experiences, with a range water from easy flat water to the more intermediate, challenging rivers and beach areas.
Merrill Creek Reservoir 34 Merrill Creek Road Washington, NJ (908) 454-1213 Website Paddle past the red pine and cedar-lined shore forests and fields amongst wildlife and water fowl, where you will find mergansers, king fishers, pileated woodpeckers, bald eagles, white-tailed deer, muskrat, hawks and herons.
kayaks must be launched from the boat ramp on the east side of the reservoir. The ramp will remain open year round, unless it is inaccessible due to ice Overpeck Park Kayak Center 40 Fort Lee Road Leonia, NJ 201-957-3085 Overpeck County Park Website The park straddles Overpeck Creek, forming a lake.
Monksville Reservoir Ringwood, NJ (973) 962-7031) Near Ringwood State Park.
the undeveloped shores of this lake create a peaceful location for paddlers looking to get away from it all.
Delaware River Kittatinny to Belvidere (908) 496-4458 Kittatinny Point Visitor Center Website Comparable to the upper sections of the Delaware, you will paddle through a few more, and bigger, waves to add to the excitement.
Count at least 7 sets of class II rapids throughout this trip.
The kayaking season at Maxwell Place begins in late May and runs through September (weather permitting).
They have free kayaking programs during the season.
River access is free and available to boaters with craft up to 24 feet in length. Kayak on the Hudson River in Hoboken Hoboken Cove Boathouse Website [email protected] from the The Hoboken Cove Boathouse.
All of their activities are free and open to the public.
Cranberry Lake Sussex County, NJ (908) 852-3790 Website Allamuchy State park borders the southern end and offers a remote and pristine exploration of coves and inlets, where mountains rise sharply from the lake. A three mile water trail on the Musconetcong River is available for canoes, kayaks and rowboats.