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Rafting Down the Delaware River
Cora Hartshorn Arboretum is sponsoring a Rafting Trip down the Delaware on Sat., August 25th You must preregister on www.HartshornArboretum.org
Meet at Shawnee Inn at 10:30
Fee: $70 per Adult/ $35. Child Return at 4 p.m.
Family of Four $200. Two Adults and 2 Children
Ages: Children must be 4, weigh at least 40 lbs. and be able to swim. PYO Lunch Deadline to register: August 10
Picnic, swim and explore! Join Judy Trigg for a day’s adventure rafting down the upper Delaware River. The raft ride will take approximately three leisurely hours plus a one-hour lunch break. We will stop on an island at mid-river to have a picnic lunch, explore and swim. Water conditions are typically moving but calm, with some small areas of rapids. Rafts, life jackets, rafting instructions and transportation back to our launch site will be provided by Shawnee which specialized in family rafting on the Delaware River. Please bring your lunch, sunscreen and water clothes. Each raft can hold up to six people.
|Where||Cora Hartshorn Arboretum 324 Forest Dr S, Short Hills, NJ 07078|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||10:30 am–4:00 pm|
|Who to bring||Moms, Dads, Everyone, Kids, Teens, Families|
|Price||$35.00 per person and discount for children and families|
More About Cora Hartshorn Arboretum
Founded in 1923 by Cora Hartshorn, whose father developed Short Hills, the arboretum includes both a garden and untouched woodlands in its 16-acre tract. When Hartshorn died, she willed the arboretum to the town for all to enjoy. There are trails in the woods behind the stone barn, which anyone can use. The arboretum staff just asks visitors to close the gate behind them when they use the trails.
The stone barn is a historic structure from Hartshorn's days and was renovated in 2007, which included an addition. Programming for children and adults takes place in the barn, which features a kitchen classroom and an area dedicated to animals. The animals include assorted reptiles and a chinchilla, which is popular with children.
Programming takes place during the day for preschoolers and after school for older children. Teenagers also serve as volunteers and mentors to younger children. There is a variety of adult programming as well, including trips and hikes.
In addition to the trails and indoor programming, the arboretum has a bird watching area with assorted bird feeders. The birds are also captured on a Web cam, which people can watch on the organization's Web site.
Other events here
- Outdoor Adventure Classes Starting Weekly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 9:00 am–12:00 pm
- Environmental Eagles Weekly on Saturdays, 9:15 am–10:30 pm
- Rain Barrel Workshop Mon, Jun 3, 10:00 am–11:30 am
- Free Yoga Classes at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum June 3, 2013 / June 10, 2013 / June 17, 2013 / June 24, 2013, 6:30 pm–7:30 pm
- Nature Discover Camp at Cora Hartshorn Arboretum Daily, 9:00 pm–3:00 pm
- Everything Old is New Again: Perennial Native Plants for Garden, Field and Forest January 28, 2013 / March 18, 2013 / September 23, 2013, 10:00 am–11:30 am