Whitesbog, 3,000 Acres of Paddling

Science, Discovery, Conservation bridge Whitesbog Heritage; Past, Present and Future. Whitesbog is a special, mystical gem of NJ’s heritage.

Whitesbog NJ State Historic Village, headwaters of the North Branch Rancocas Creek. Located Browns Mill, New Jersey. 3,000 Acres of exemplary classic NJ Pine Barrens Flatwater Paddling. Check out the general store, open on weekends and hours as posted. Cold, ice cold root beer in a glass bottle; birch beer; chocolate covered blueberry and cranberry and much, much , much more. Grab a cold soda after paddling about the cranberry bogs as posted, sit down on the general store porch on a NJ Pine Barrens cedar and cane rocking chair ad pass the day away.


Whitesbog Village, an early 1900’s company town and farm. In the early 1900s, Whitesbog was the largest cranberry farm in New Jersey, and its founder, Joseph J. White, was a nationally recognized leader in the cranberry industry. Aside from its immense success with cranberries, Whitesbog is also where the highbush blueberry was first successfully cultivated.

Upstream Alliance – Sweeping Big Tank for water critters. Note tannic water color, from cedar swamps

Today, Whitesbog is part of Brendan T. Byrne State Forest and is listed on both the National and State Registers of Historic Sites.  Whitesbog includes the village and the surrounding 3,000 acres of cranberry bogs, blueberry fields, reservoirs, sugar sand roads, and Pine Barrens forests.

Whitesbog Canal – Rancocas Nature Center Summer Program

Annual Music Festival and events make Whitesbog the finest way to start paddling down into the headwaters of the Rancocas Creek Watershed.

Support Local Commerce and Agriculture

Store, Events, Farm Tours and More. Check out Pine Barrens Native Fruits, Jersey Fresh Agriculture web site and e-commerce portal.

Contact Pathways to arrange guided kayak tours for Whitesbog Paddling. ingvarja@verizon.net

Whitesbog Paddle Booklet

Whitesbog April Big Tank Connection

"A Healthy Paddle" Kayaking, Other Services

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