RESTRICTED HOURS: Arboretum grounds will be open to the public from 1PM to 7PM; however all buildings are closed. Please click 'VISIT' in our menu to read more about RRA's response to COVID-19.
(All ages. 15 & under must be accompanied by an adult, children ages 6-12 years must share a tandem kayak with an adult)
Bordering the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge this section of the Passaic River boasts beautiful scenery and plenty of wildlife. You'll feel at one with nature as the river's twists and turns carry you deeper into the Refuge's soul. We'll even portage over a beaver dam and check out their amazing handiwork.
Led by an ACA (American Canoe Association) certified kayak instructor from Kayak East, this tour is rated "Easy" meaning no experience is necessary. This tour is great for families and paddlers of any skill level. Photographers, bird-watchers and anyone who wants to get outside and enjoy nature will also love it!
Plan to meet at the Passaic River in Bernards Township at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour for boat fit. Directions and additional information will be provided upon registration. Paddlers ages 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Children 6 to12 years of age must share a tandem kayak with an adult. Space is limited so don't wait to register! Registration is required.
Please contact Director of Education, Jackie Kondel, at email@example.com to register.
Single Kayak: Members $60; Non-Members $70
Tandem Kayak: Members $90; Non-Members $100
Own Kayak: Members $40; Non-Members $50
Arboretum Explorers is a new adventure series designed to explore natural areas beyond Reeves-Reed Arboretum. Whether we are navigating rocky terrain or paddling on tranquil waters, each outing will be an adventure!