Rancocas Pathways Inc. Offical Applicant of the RCNWT nomination
Rancocas Pathways, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated 2 enhanced multi-use public access; promoting the nomination of a Rancocas Ceek National Water Trail through fun, exemplary recreation, stewardship, helathy exercise, conservation and education.
Whitesbog Village, an early 20th-century company town and agricultural
community. In the early 1900s, Whitesbog was the largest cranberry farm
in New Jersey, and its founder, Joseph J. White, was a nationally
recognized leader in the cranberry industry. Aside from its immense
success with cranberries, Whitesbog is also where the highbush blueberry
was first successfully cultivated.
Today, Whitesbog is part of Brendan T. Byrne State Forest and is listed
on both the National and State Registers of Historic Sites. Whitesbog
includes the village and the surrounding 3,000 acres of cranberry bogs,
blueberry fields, reservoirs, sugar sand roads, and Pine Barrens
Whitesbog is part and parcel of the headwaters of the North Branch of the Rancocas Creek. From Whitesbog the Rancocas flows for 30 miles to the Delaware River. The head of tide on the North Branch is Mt. Holly. The best paddling on the Non-Tidal Sections of the North Branch are the Burlington County Canoe Trail and Mirror Lake. Tidal, paddle down on the Rancocas State Park Bluewater Trail, through the confluence and the main stream.
Paddling Note: The N Branch between Whitesbog and Mirror Lake and from Mirror Lake to New Lisbon and the Launch of the BC Parks Canoe Trail is "wild and wooley". Experienced paddlers only. Add up to 6 hours or more to paddle. Greenwood Bridge is a fine place to paddle and watch the world flow by.
Unique, Exemplary, Distinct. Check out the map of the Cranberry Bogs and Ponds. Check in at the Village Store. Caution as cedar tree stumps are found often hidden right below the surface of the water. Winds across the ponds are fast. Stay alert for thunderstorms, Wear sunscreen, Wear a life-jacket. Leave paddle plan. Paddle down.
Getting around Whitesbog. Best use of time is to drive your vehicle between the Ponds. It takes about 2 hours to paddle the Big Tank Connection. Other ponds are larger, requires more time to paddle around. Each pond is unique and has its own specific areas of interest. Paddle down
Canoes and Kayak Liverys and Rentals in the Rancocas Creek Watershed. Stay alert w Whitesbog and other locations like Pakim Pond for rentals, site specific.
Map to the left is of the Whitesbog Paddling Map. Launch and return to Little Tank Landing. Water levels change on regular basis. The Big Tank Connection is not yet marked. Paddle the sides of the tanks to find the connections. Paddle down, paddle fun, paddle safe.
Rancocas Pathways is a 501(c)(3) organization as determined by the IRS. As such, donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed. Check with your accountant if you have questions. For information related to the Unit and its tax status, including the determination letter and Form 990s, contact us at email@example.com