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Lake Tappan Paddle Day

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Brought to you through a partnership between Hackensack Riverkeeper and Veolia Water, Lake Tappan Paddle Day is a family-friendly day of paddling on Lake Tappan Reservoir in Old Tappan, NJ. The event supports Hackensack Riverkeeper’s mission to protect, preserve, and restore the Hackensack River. The Paddle Day consists of four paddling sessions. Paddlers are encouraged to bring their own boat or rent one from Riverkeeper’s fleet! You can choose a single-person kayak, a tandem (two-person) kayak, or canoe.
As space is limited, pre-registration is required. If you need to cancel your reservation, please do so through Eventbrite, or by calling 201-968-0808, as soon as possible to open the space up to other paddlers.

All registrants will receive lunch – beginning at 11:30a.m. – courtesy of Inserra ShopRite!
Catch-and-Release Fishing, from your OWN boats only, is permitted. Anglers must hold a valid NJ Fresh Water Fishing license. Lake Tappan Paddle Day will only be cancelled for persistent rain and/or thunder and lightning. If they are unable to hold the event, registrants will receive a voucher, which can be used at either of their paddling centers or at a 2023 Reservoir Paddle Series event. 

All canoes must have two adult paddlers. Children 5 and over may ride as a passenger in the center of a canoe, paddled by two adults. Children 8 and over can paddle in the front seat of a tandem kayak with a parent or guardian in the back. Children 12 and over may paddle a single kayak, if accompanied by an adult paddling in a separate vessel while on the water.

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Old Tappan, NJ