Paddling the Jersey Pine Barrens  by Robert Parnes

Paddling the Jersey Pine Barrens Guide Book

by Robert Parnes (Falcon Guides)
Paddling the Jersey Pine Barrens  by Robert Parnes
Explore the diverse natural wonders of the Jersey Pine Barrens, the unique ecosystem covering more than a million acres in southern New Jersey. From easy afternoon paddles to extended trips deep into remote wilderness areas, this guidebook takes canoeists and kayakers on a journey through the state's most spectacular landscape. Included are waterways known for their scenery, historical importance, and wildlife. In addition to detailed river descriptions, there is extensive information about the region's geological, social, environmental, and botanical history. Paddling the Jersey Pine Barrens is designed to help you select the best of the waterways that course through the Pinelands. Inside you'll find: an overview of what to expect and how to prepare; detailed maps showing access points and routes; information on each waterway's character, difficulty, and the best times to paddle; lists of local paddling organizations and information resources.

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Trails from the "Paddling the Jersey Pine Barrens" Guide Book
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Much of the runable length of the Batsto River lies within walking distance of the Mullica River, which might lead one to assume that the two rivers look alike. Not so. The Batsto’s marshland is diffe ...
Shamong, NJ - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length:
Cedar Creek may be a new river for many paddlers, although the lower section is becoming increasingly popular. The lower section is broad and ranks with the Pine Barrens’ easier streams, but the upper ...
Bayville, NJ - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length:
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The Great Egg Harbor River is the longest navigable river in the Pine Barrens. The upper section is wild and strewn with logs. It is a strenuous run, but it has a powerful attraction for paddlers, who ...
Mays Landing, NJ - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Although a portion of the Manasquan lies within the boundary of the Pine Barrens, it would certainly not be included within the Pines on the basis of its appearance. The only characteristic it shares ...
Georgia, NJ - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
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The Maurice resembles the Toms River and the Great Egg Harbor River because it runs a tortuous path through a predominantly deciduous forest and it could have many blowdowns. But there are differenc ...
Millville, NJ - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Like most rivers in the Pine Barrens, the Metedeconk requires continual maintenance to be navigable. It is short and for the most part does not have the charm of other rivers, but it is more convenien ...
Bricktown, NJ - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
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Mount Misery Brook is a narrow, twisting, delightful stream that is bounded by a thin border of mixed trees and bushes, behind which fields of pines and scrubby sands are located. Flowing through a pa ...
Browns Mills, NJ - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
The unique charm of the Mullica River comes from its extensive savanna marshes and numerous high, sandy banks that offer ideal places for a snack, sunbathing, or a swim. At the upper end the banks are ...
Shamong, NJ - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length:
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Nescochague Creek is probably the least known, least used, and most unspoiled of the navigable streams in the Pine Barrens. It is a tributary of the Mullica River, formed by the confluence of two cree ...
Sweetwater, NJ - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
It is difficult to make absolute judgments regarding the rivers in the Pine Barrens, but the Oswego River is a prime contender for the prettiest. Except for the final push when one must plow across Ha ...
Harrisville, NJ - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
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Anyone who has paddled elsewhere in the Pine Barrens and then tries Rancocas Creek will find it an anomaly. Its differences are profound: Except for initial downed wood and several large logs that may ...
Pemberton, NJ - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Outside the Wharton State Forest, the Toms River is probably the most popular river in the Pine Barrens. One reason is the proximity to the New York–New Jersey metropolitan area and the intensive deve ...
Toms River, NJ - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
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The Wading is the most popular river in the Pine Barrens, and it is rivaled only by the Delaware in statewide popularity. Indeed, on weekends during the height of the summer season, it may well be the ...
New Gretna, NJ - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
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