Bayonne announces third annual Paddle the Peninsula

The kayak event is slated for September 26

Two kayakers watch the sunrise, by Shutterstock.
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Two kayakers watch the sunrise, by Shutterstock.

Mayor Jimmy Davis and the Bayonne City Council announced that they will present the third annual Paddle the Peninsula.

Despite COVID-19 restrictions, the city has been holding a number of recreational events for residents throughout the summer and into September, such as Summer Sounds by the Bay, and Summer Day Camps for city youth.

The kayak event will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 16th Street Park, on Saturday, September 26.

“Paddle the Peninsula will be a great experience for all participants,” Mayor James Davis said. “We look forward to this fun event, which will enable our residents to enjoy recreation in Newark Bay. Come and have a great time on the water with your family, friends, and neighbors.”

Kayakers must be at least 18 years of age.

Beginners and advanced 

For novice participants, kayaks will enter Newark Bay from the boat
launch at the foot of 16th Street Park. The launch is on Newark Bay, west of Avenue A, and below the end of West 16th Street.

This year, experienced kayakers will enter the water at Rutkowski Park and paddle down to 16th Street. Rutkowski Park is in the northwestern corner of Bayonne, just north of Stephen R. Gregg Park.

All participants should still call to register and to obtain further details.

Participants may bring their own kayaks or sign up to use ones provided.

The barbecue and other onshore activities that were part of last year’s event will not take place this year, due to COVID-19.

Registration is required, so that the right number of kayaks
and other supplies can be ordered. To register, call Jackie in the Bayonne Public Works Department at 201-858-6131.

“Paddle the Peninsula is just one of the many great activities that the City of Bayonne has to offer,” Davis said. “We hope you will register and join us on Saturday, September 26.”

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