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Summer Solstice Paddle
and Picnic Day

Close-up of a New Jersey resident kayaking down a river.

Sunday, June 23, 2024

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Price: $20 - $70

Laurel Hill Park

Laurel Hill Road
Secaucus, NJ 07094

Hackensack Riverkeeper

Event Description

Celebrate the Summer Solstice and Fall Equinox with a guided paddle through the Meadowlands estuary.

Discover hidden channels, observe summer wildlife, and enjoy stunning views of the Manhattan skyline. Conclude your adventure with a floating picnic in Phragmite Bay.

Remember to bring your lunch or opt for a catered bag lunch, and don't forget your binoculars for birdwatching!

Additional Information

*NOTE: For those who would like to bring their own boats, traditional or PVC kayaks perform best in the waters of Laurel Hill. It is recommended that foldable kayaks be models that are specified as suitable for choppy water. Not every foldable kayak is appropriate or sturdy enough for live current/choppy water paddling. Inflatable kayaks are generally not recommended as they could risk puncture in the tall grasses and may be hindered if the wind gusts. If unsure, it is recommended you rent one.

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