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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November 2018

The 19th annual Rutgers Jewish Film Festival will run from Tuesday, October 30, through Sunday, November 11, 2018. The festival features a diverse array of dramatic and documentary films from...

Cost: Ticket Prices: $6-$13

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AMC Loews New Brunswick 18
17 US Highway 1 South
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
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March of the Penguins is a 2005 French feature-length nature documentary directed and co-written by Luc Jacquet, and co-produced by Bonne Pioche and the National Geographic Society. The documentary...

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Hopewell Theater
5 South Greenwood Avenue
Hopewell, NJ  08525
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Telephone: (609) 466-1964
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Massachusetts writer and song-singer Heather Maloney celebrates the release her 2018 EP, Just Enough Sun. The six songs (five new originals and a cover of Dylan's "A Hard Rain's...

Cost: $18-$20

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Hopewell Theater
5 S. Greenwood Ave.
Hopewell, NJ  08525
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The West Windsor Arts Council is seeking Artisans to sell their innovative handcrafted items at the two-day Artisan Market and Opening Reception for the Off the Wall Art Show. The Artisan Market is...

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West Windsor Arts Center
952 Alexander Road
West Windsor, NJ  08550
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