Class: I - Moving flat water
Trip leader: Kara Brown. Contact me at LKBDECOFAN AT GMAIL DOT COM or post here
Continuing the tradition of Pat M's annual Mothers' Day Canoe Camper to the Batsto/Mullica rivers in New Jersey's Pine Barrens.
Meet Saturday morning at 9:00 am at Maryland House rest area and caravan to the Atsion Ranger Station, get permits, (.75 apiece) and set shuttle. Approx 5 hours on the river Saturday, 3 on Sunday.
Lots of local fun to fill Sunday afternoon off of the river. Picturesque Hammonton is the self-proclaimed blueberry capitol of the country. Tomasello Winery has free tastings--grape wines and a huge assortment of great fruit wines, I recommend the blueberry champagne! http://www.tomasellowinery.com/
Also historic Batsto Village is right at the takeout for both rivers. http://www.batstovillage.org/
Very unique ecosystem, narrow, winding rivers with clear, dark, tanin stained water, unique flora, and neverending concert of Whipporwills at night.