Get Outside: Boating in Central Jersey

Whether you own or rent a boat, the area has several places to launch canoes, rowboats, kayaks and more.




The 25-mile Lower Raritan corridor has many public access points from which to launch a canoe or kayak. Head to the Edison Boat Basin, Sayreville Boat Dock, Duke Island Park in Bridgewater, Johnson Park in Piscataway or Donaldson Park in Highland Park and enjoy scenery ranging from urban settings and small river towns to farm country and woodlands.

You can also bring your boat to Mercer Lake in West Windsor—or rent one at the Mercer County Marina. Pedal boats are available for rental at Warinanco Park in Roselle, Echo Lake Park in Mountainside and Colonial Park in Somerset. You can also rent canoes and kayaks (go to canoenj .com) and spend the day paddling on the Delaware & Raritan Canal or Lake Carnegie.

The Somerset County Park Commission offers a variety of introductory experiences on Branta Pond at the Environmental Education Center, including “CAN-UCANNU??” and “KANU- KAYAK??” Once you pass the class, you’re able to participate in the kayak and canoe trips offered.

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Join us for a delicious and entertaining brunch catered by the renowned Max Hansen and performed by the gypsy-swing-jazz-folk quartet, Pyrenesia. Enjoy a sumptuous buffet with an array delectable...

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Only showtime on Thursday, September 20!French filmmaker Sylvain Chomet directs the animated feature The Triplets of Belleville. A young boy is raised by his grandmother, Madame Souza, in the...

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Monty Python is on a medieval quest in their first feature film Monty Python and The Holy Grail. England 932 A.D and King Arthur (Graham Chapman) accompanied by his trusty servant Patsy (Terry...

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When you talk about the tunes of Freedy Johnston, there’s only one little problem. After you’ve been blown away by his songs of suspicious circus carnies, shoplifters, unfaithful...

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