Get Outside: Boating in Morris and Essex Counties

Whether you own or rent a boat, the area has several places to launch canoes, rowboats, kayaks and more.
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Feel free to launch your canoe, motorboat, sailboat, or jet ski from the boat ramp at Hopatcong State Park in Landing, which sits on Lake Hopatcong. You can also launch boats up to 30 feet long on Lake Hopatcong from the three boat ramps at Lee’s County Park Marina in Mount Arlington. Over in Mount Olive, Budd Lake has two boat ramps for your convenience. Personal watercraft, power vessels and water-skiing are permitted as long as they have been registered with the state. Don’t own a boat? No worries. You can rent one at one of several marinas located on Lake Hopatcong. Lakeview Marina rents kayaks as well as boats that can accommodate up to 15 people. Bridge Marina offers pontoon boat rentals for a half or full day. You can also rent a canoe or paddle boat at Verona Lake Park in Verona. South Mountain Reservation in West Orange is another option for weekday and weekend paddle boating. Families and friends can enjoy a day on the Orange Reservoir in a swan-shaped vessel or in a two- or four-person paddle boat.

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