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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