Category Archives: Canoe/Kayaking

There’s very few places for white-water nearby, but some obvious flat-water locations are noted here. If you’re seriously interested in the sport, you may want to contact the Outdoor Club of South Jersey


Swamp Fever (Trenton-Hamilton Marsh)

If you’re like me, a marsh may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of outdoor excursions (I generally think of mountains and trout streams), but then you’d be missing one of the most fascinating natural resources in the area. (Driving time is about 20 min; Rated for Beginner walkers, though be prepared for wet footing)

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Tyler State Park

School, Old (Tyler State Park)

Tyler is an old school park. Yes, there’s some nature. You can hike, but mostly on paved or gravel paths. More to the point (and why it seems “old school” to me) it’s really about “activities”. Depending on the season you might find yourself riding a horse, paddling a canoe, playing “golf” with a Frisbee, swimming, fishing, cycling, sledding, or x-country skiing. (Driving time is about 25 mintues; as a hiking destination it’s rated for beginners)

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Pole Tree Pasture (Mercer Meadows)

In 2010, Mercer County merged 5 separate parks into the “Mercer Meadows, a 1,619 acre utopian park for walking, cycling, and wildlife observation. Primarily consisting of acres upon acres of wildflower meadows, it’s a beautiful place for an easy stroll or a relatively flat ride through some very pretty terrain. The heart of Mercer Meadows is [Continue reading]

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