Hackensack River Canoe & Kayak Club

paddling for over a third of a century

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smlogo11 transparentIncorporated in 1985, the Hackensack River Canoe & Kayak Club encourages canoeing and kayaking with a positive social experience while fostering a spirit of respect and conservation toward our rivers and lakes.

Most of our trips take place in NJ, southern NY, western CT and eastern PA. Although longer trips take place farther afield.

fats2 transparentFounded by a handful of paddlers to promote the conservation of the Hackensack River and Meadowlands through paddling, membership has grown to over 200 and activities stretch across several states.

Annual dues are $15 for individuals and $25 for families. Membership is open to all. Participants in club paddling trips need to bring their own canoe or kayak.

See the upcoming activities list for the dates of future meetings, which are usually held on Tuesdays at 7 PM. Meetings are currently taking place online via Zoom, or at the Central Unitarian Church (CUC) at 156 Forest Ave in Paramus. All are welcome. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive information on how to attend.

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Hackensack River Canoe & Kayak Club
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  • Tuesday, Feb. 1: Zoom Membership Meeting & Presentation - Caring for the National "Wild and Scenic" Musconetcong River
  • Saturday, Feb. 5: Driving and walking Tour...Westchester Bald Eagles
  • Wednesday, Feb. 9: Trip Planning Calendar Meeting (Zoom)
  • Saturday, Feb. 19: Winter Walk/Hike... River trail along Hudson from one of the NJ section Interstate Park's boat basins, either Englewood or Alpine
  • March 1, 2022: Membership Meeting & Presentation (Zoom)
  • Saturday, March 26: Paddle...North Branch, Raritan River, Somerset County, NJ
  • April 5, 2022: Membership Meeting & Presentation (CUC)
  • May 3, 2022: Membership Meeting & Presentation (Zoom)
  • June 7, 2022: Membership Meeting & Presentation (CUC)


  • Saturday, January 22: Winter Walk...Top of the Palisades, Alpine, NJ
  • Tuesday, December 7: Membership Meeting & Presentation
  • Saturday, November 27: Musconetcong River
  • Sunday, November 14: Hackensack River
  • Saturday, November 13: Hike at Cheesequake State Park with Naturalist
  • Tuesday, November 9: Membership Meeting & Presentation
  • Sat & Sun, Nov 6-7: 2021 Mullica River Fall Paddle Camping
  • Sunday, October 31: Halloween excursion through the Wallkill National Wildlife Management Area in Sussex County, NJ
  • Saturday, October 16: Paulinskill
  • Tuesday, October 5: Membership Meeting & Presentation
  • Monday, September 13: Cedar Creek, NJ
  • Tuesday, August 24: Annual BBQ (6-9 pm)
  • SATURDAY, July 24: An upper branch of the mighty Raritan River
  • Tuesday, July 6: Membership Meeting & Presentation
  • SATURDAY, June 26: FARMINGTON RIVER - Riverton, CT
  • Tuesday, June 1: Membership Meeting & Presentation
  • Saturday, May 15: HOUSATONIC RIVER - Cornwall Bridge, CT to North Kent, CT
  • Tuesday, May 4: Membership Meeting & Cinco de Mayo Celebration
  • Saturday, April 24: Paulinskill
  • Sunday, April 18: Upper Reaches of the Hackensack River
  • SATURDAY, April 10: SHEPAUG RIVER - Washington Depot to Roxbury, CT
  • Tuesday, April 6: Membership Meeting & Presentation
  • SATURDAY, April 3: FLAT BROOK - Sussex County, NJ, Delaware Water Gap Recreational Area
  • SATURDAY, March 20: SPRING SOLSTICE - NORTH BRANCH, RARITAN RIVER, Far Hills to North Branch, NJ, Somerset County
  • Tuesday, March 2: Membership Meeting & Presentation
  • Saturday, February 6: FIELD TRIP to observe BALD EAGLES - Westchester County, NY
  • Tuesday, February 2: Membership Meeting & Presentation