November 2002 - 2010
Passaic River - source to mouth

The Passaic River is the longest river (about 90 miles) that flows exclusively through New Jersey. It starts near Mendham, NJ at the confluence of some minor rivulets, drains the Great Swamp, flows through 7 counties and finally joins the Hackensack River to form Newark Bay.

While paddling on the Passaic on New Year's Eve 2006, we (Bruce Taterka from Chester, NJ and Jürgen Englerth from Munich, Germany) made the New Year's resolution to paddle the whole navigable section of the river. Since one of us is living in Europe, we had to divide our journey down the Passaic into separate legs.

Leg 1 - November 4, 2002: Passaic River and Great Brook through Great Swamp/Lord Stirling Park above White Bridge

Leg2 - December 31, 2006: White Bridge to Berkeley Heights

Leg 3 - August 25, 2007: Berkeley Heights to Stanley Park, Chatham

Leg 4 - February 10, 2008: Stanley Park to Eagle Rock Avenue

Leg 5 - November 21, 2008: Eagle Rock Avenue to Horseneck Road

Leg 6 - October 1, 2009: Horseneck Road to Little Falls

Leg 7 - December 29, 2009: Little Falls to Great Falls

Leg 8 - April 24, 2010: Great Falls to Lyndhurst

Leg 9 - December 30, 2010: North Arlington to Bayonne

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