Canoeing & Kayaking

About the Programs

The Somerset County Park Commission offers a variety of canoeing and kayaking opportunities to stimulate awareness and understanding of the environment, build an appreciation of New Jersey waterways, and promote interest in canoeing and kayaking. 

Come enjoy fantastic times on the river with our enthusiastic, experienced Naturalist as your guide. Your paddling memories will be sure to last a lifetime!   

All canoeing and kayaking programs are designed for adults and families.  Children must be at least seven years old to participate in canoe programs and at least ten years old to participate in kayak programs.  An adult must accompany children under the age of 15. Attendance of introductory programs is mandatory and required prior to participating in canoe or kayak trips.  Participants must attend at least one river trip per season/calendar year to avoid retaking the introductory classes. All equipment will be provided.  

Pre-registration is required for all programs. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the start of a program. Pending availability, enrollment may still be possible by calling 908-722-1200 Ext. 5002.

Do not attend a program if you are not feeling well, are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19, have been in close contact of a person with a confirmed case of COVID-19, or have traveled internationally in the last 14 days. Participants disregarding Park Commission protocols will be asked to leave the program immediately.