Batsto River Guided Tour
|8:30 am - 4:00 pm|
Immerse yourself in a unique Pine Barrens journey led by guide and naturalist, John Volpa. During this trip, you will explore on water and land to learn about Pine Barrens habitats, history, plants, and animals.
You will begin your journey at Quaker Bridge on Batsto River. Once on the river, you’ll make stops along the way to investigate unique Pine Barrens plants along the rivers edge, learn about the role of fire in Pine Barrens ecology, and 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 trio for families, scouts, or groups. Guided trips are limited to 14 people and minimum age is 8. Participants must be physically fit and able to canoe or kayak for about 4 hours while also exploring on land. Paddling instruction is not a component of this trip. Participants should have some canoeing or kayaking experience.
1005 Atsion Road Shamong, NJ 08088