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Welcome to the Rancocas Creek Water Trail
The Rancocas Creek Water Trail is a 80 mile (128 km) long tidal and non-tidal multi-use water trail connecting people to the Rancocas Creek’s natural environment, , its 400 years of maritime heritage and to the communities and creek towns it touches in the Mid-Atlantic’s Southern New Jersey. From the Pine Barrens National Reserve headwaters to paddling on bucolic, placid non-tidal flat-water to paddling on open tidal waters, a variety of paddling experiences awaits you. From kayaking, bird-watching, canoeing, fishing, relaxing, camping, hunting and just floating down creek to motorized vessels and jet skis on the Rancocas tidal reaches follow the Rancocas Creek Water Trail to learn what others already know: The Rancocas Creek is a gem, Hidden from Plain Sight.
Click here for maps of the water trail, creek front communities and other areas to explore and discover.
Where to Stay, How to get Here
There are many hotels and restaurants in the Mount Holly area available for both local residents desiring a night away from home as well as our travelers from distant places. Whether using Route 206, Route 537, the NJ Turnpike Exit Five or Route 295 and it’s Mount Holly exit there are no shortages of roads to this Historic destination.
Public trasportation via Train (Connecting to Light Rail or bus), Light Rail (Burlington Towne Center stop from Trenton or Camden) and Bus (New Jersey Transit 413 from Trenton or Philadelphia) can all get you either into downtown Mount Holly or our neighboring town of Burlington. Schedule provided upon request.
Location: Exit 5 NJ Turnpike. Local Hotels. 25 Miles from Philadephia International Airport. 1 Hour from Central NJ.
NJ’s Rancocas Creek Water Trail is 1 to 2 hours South of North and Central New Jersey. Paddle Down.
Links to local hotels can be found below. Links to local restauants can be found under our Kayak Shack Market.
Spend an afternoon or morning paddling, then explore the Rancocas Creek Watershed: The North Branch…Mt. Holly, Smithville, Burlington County Park, the Burlington County Canoe Trail and Delanco, the Gateway to the Rancocas. Enjoy the confluence and the Rancocas State Park hiking and mountain biking trails, as well as the Rancocas Nature Center. South Branch Medford, James Still, “the Doctor of the Pines’, Kirby’s Mill, Lumberton’s kayak launch, Vincentown Marl Pits, Pinelands Adventures, Clarks and other canoe and kayak livery in the Pine Barrens provide opportunity to spend a weekend paddling down and about the entire lenght of the Rancocas Watershed. Stay awhile and don’t miss a thing!
1/2 day, hourly and single day paddling schedules are also available.
Spend a weekend in Historic Burlington County. Restaurants, Recreation, Relaxing, Paddling, Eco-Links to Business and the Rancocas Creek Water Trail.
Got an early or late paddle time? Spend the night relaxing with events in and around the Rancocas Creek, downtown Historic Mount Holly and Historic Burlington.
Shuttles are arranged from Philadelphia, Light Rail Stations on the Riverline and Delaware River Ports.