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Autumn on the Batsto

Explore the beautifully changing foliage of the Pine Barrens with a guided paddle


Explore the beautifully changing foliage of the Pine Barrens on a brisk autumn day. Absorb the colors of the season as you paddle along the Batsto River with one of our knowledgeable Pinelands Adventures guides pointing out the plants and animals of the area. This is a photographer’s field day, and you won’t want to miss it!


Kayakers paddling through trees

You will begin your journey at Quaker Bridge on the Batsto River. Once on the river, you’ll make stops along the way to investigate unique Pine Barrens plants by the rivers edge, learn about the role of fire in Pine Barrens ecology, and understand the history of bog iron in the pines. You’ll stop along the way for lunch (paddlers must provide their own lunch or snacks), to review Pinelands maps, and also for dip netting to get a closer look at the fish and invertebrates that inhabit the river. Your trip will end at Batsto Lake where you will be transported back to Pinelands Adventures.

This is a great trip for individuals, families, scout troops, or groups. Guided trips are limited to 10 people and minimum age is 12. Participants must be able to canoe or kayak for at least 4 hours and able to walk on uneven terrain. Paddling instruction is not a component of this trip. Participants should have some canoeing or kayaking experience.

Click here if you are interested in self-guided trips or livery service.