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Arboretum Explorers - Meadowlands Sunset Kayak Tour (Easy): Thursday, July 16

(for ages 16 and up)

With the NYC skyline as a backdrop, you'll be pleasantly surprised to find great paddling in the Meadowlands. The many creeks, sweeping through grassy hills and phragmites, offer an ecological system of tidal waters, where wading birds and other wildlife forage for food in the mud flats at low tide. A great daytime paddle and home to some beautiful sunsets. Witness this unexpected gem right under our noses.

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 paddlers of any skill level. Photographers, bird watchers and anyone who wants to get outside and enjoy nature will also love it! Registration is required.

Plan to meet at the Laurel Hill Park boat launch in Secaucus at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour for boat fit. Directions and additional information will be provided upon registration.

Please contact Director of Education, Jackie Kondel, at to register.


Single Kayak: Members $60; Non-Members $70
Tandem Kayak: Members $90; Non-Members $100 (sold out)
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!