The Arboretum Grounds are open daily from 7AM to 7PM; Wisner House Gallery is open this Saturday from 10AM to 2PM and Sunday from 10AM to 4PM. Please note that masks are required when entering any RRA building and when social distancing requirements cannot be practiced.

Arboretum Explorers - Passaic River/Great Swamp Paddle (Easy): Sunday, June 6

This program is sold out!

(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!

In light of Covid-19, special precautions will be taken to ensure everyone's safety:

  • Boats, paddles, and life jackets will be sanitized prior to use
  • Instructors will wear masks until everyone is in their boat and safely in the water
  • Once on the water, we will be able to practice social distancing

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 Executive Director, Jackie Kondel, at for more information or to register.

Single Kayak: Members $65; Non-Members $75
Tandem Kayak: Members $100; Non-Members $110 (tandem kayaks are sold out)
Own Kayak: Members $45; Non-Members $55

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!