Tour 38 Details

Canoeing/Kayaking, Washington Rock Park & Rockingham Historic Site

We will start our tour at 7:30 am in midtown Manhattan, 8th Avenue between 33rd and 34th Street (by Duane Reade) DON'T BE LATE! Come 15 minutes early to sign in.

You will be greeted by your tour guide for the day. You will sign our liability waiver, and after departure a light breakfast will be served on board the van. 

 

Washington Rock Park
On this tour we will start the day driving south in NJ where we will stop by Washington Rock Park. This is one of the oldest parks in New Jersey. This park is famous for a scenic overlook which was taken advantage of by General George Washington during the revolutionary war.
 

From a vantage point of a natural rock outcropping, General Washington monitored the British troop’s movements and instruct his continental army to act accordingly.

 

Rockingham House

Next we will stay in the time frame of the Revolutionary War by visiting Rockingham House. This was the home of John Berrien I and George Washington's final headquarters in 1783 during the Revolutionary War.

 

Receive a guided tour of the house which maintains a fine collection of 18th-century furnishings and Washington military reproductions, a children's museum, and a Colonial kitchen garden.

 

 

We will eat lunch at a local restaurant

 

 

 

 

 

Canoing/Kayaking
Last we will enjoy some Canoing/Kayaking or the historic Delaware and Raritan Canal (D&R Canal).
The D&R Canal was built in the 1830’s to transport goods and materials between New York and Pennsylvania. Today, the canal is used primarily for water supply and recreation.

 

You will have two hours to enjoy on the canal. The canal has very calm water (no rapids) and we will paddle out and back, so you decide yourself how easy or hard you want to make it. The price for the tour includes a shared canoe either with a partner that you book the tour with or another tour participant. You can also choose to pay an additional $10 for a single kayak.

 

On the canal you will have great opportunities to view various wildlife.

 
We will drive back to NYC.
Arrival back to NYC at approximately 5 pm.

Hines Tours reserves the right to alter the itinerary, plans and arrangements for the tour, if in the judgment of Hines Tours it becomes advisable to do so.

 

WHAT TO BRING AND WEAR ON THE TOUR:

ID: Please bring a valid government issued  identification. (Adults only)

CLOTHES: According to the weather,

WATER: In a plastic bottle, especially on hot days. Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.

INSECT REPELLENT containing deet

RAIN GEAR: Even with no rain in the forecast, we recommend you to bring rain gear

CAMERA: With extra film/memory highly recommended.

SUN SCREEN: Especially on sunny days.

CASH: Although our tour is classified as an "all inclusive". It is advisable to bring some cash for gratuities for the guide which is left to your discretion.

   

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