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Raritan River Sojourn


paddling on south branchJoin RHA and the Appalacian Mountain Club (AMC) for our 2nd Raritan River Sojourn!

Please register for each day you would like to attend: simply click on the link below each day to access the AMC registration pages.

All details will be sent to registered participant one week before each schedule day.

A suggested donation of $20 will be collected at the start of each paddle.

Each paddle is expected to last for approximately 5 hours, which includes stopping for lunch along the way (please bring lunch and water with you).  Paddle time may be shorter or longer depending on flow rates for that day!

Contact Lauren at ltheis@raritanheadwaters.org for more information!


Paddle the upper reaches of the Raritan River from Clinton to the confluence broken up into four separate weekends. The Raritan River is the longest river that is completely within New Jersey, includes the state’s largest contiguous stretch of wildlife habitat, and runs through one of the most populated areas of the United States. Get first-hand knowledge of the beauty of this river by paddling it.

Paddlers must provide their own boats, but we have arranged for discounted rentals at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) in Bridgewater.



Day 1: Saturday, April 8, 2017, Start Time: 11:00AM

7 Mile paddle down the North Branch of the Raritan River

From Burnt Mills Road to the Confluence

Register here: http://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/96060&act=13


Day 2: Sunday, April 23, 2017, Start Time: 10:30AM

5-6 Mile Paddle along the Black River WMA

From Pleasant Hill Road to Cooper Gristmill in Chester

Register here: http://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/96059&act=13


Day 3: Saturday, May 13, 2017, Start Time: 11:00AM

Paddle South Branch of the Raritan River

From Clinton to Darts Mills

Register here: http://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/96051&act=13


Day 4: Sunday, May 21, 2017, Start Time: 11:00AM

Paddle South Branch of the Raritan River

From Three Bridges to Branchburg

Register here: http://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/96054&act=13



South Branch Raritan River Water Trail (Map Photos and Videos)
Raritan River Keeper
Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) of Bridgewater
USGS Water Gage in Stanton