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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This film is a part of Hopewell Theater's ongoing The Art of Living Well series featuring inspiring films, speakers and interactive discussions exploring ways of cultivating serenity, meaning...

Cost: $12.50

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Hopewell, NJ  08525
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Based on Mary Stewart’s 1971 classic children’s book The Little Broomstick, Mary and The Witch’s Flower is an action-packed film full of jaw-dropping imaginative worlds,...

Cost: $6

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5 South Greenwood Avenue
Hopewell, NJ  08525
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Northampton MA-based, newgrass band Mamma's Marmalade returns to Hopewell Theater's stage! Their fresh take on traditional American music transforms the conventional bluegrass...

Cost: $15-$20

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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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