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Micks Pine Barrens
Canoe and Kayak Rental

3107 Route 563
Chatsworth, NJ 08019
609.726.1380
Fax: 609.726.0717

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Movies, Photographs, Maps, Instructions and Games

Welcome, grab some snacks and pull up a chair. There are slide-shows, movies and maps of the Wading and Oswego Rivers that we hope you will enjoy. Instructional videos by experts will show you the basics of canoeing and kayaking. These rivers reveal the beauty of the Wharton State Forest and are easy for beginners.

  • Slide-show presentations contain from sixteen to twenty photographs.
  • Movies are around two minutes long. Select from Microsoft or Google browsers.
  • Interactive Maps provided by Google Earth.
  • Image Maps are satellite photographs of the rivers with the trail highlighted.
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Bodine Field to Chips FollySlide Show: Bodine Field to Chips Folly  Map: Bodine Field to Chips FollyMap: Evans Bridge to Bodine Field
Evans Bridge to Bodine Field   Map: Evans Bridge to Bodine FieldMap: Evans Bridge to Bodine Field
Evans Bridge to Beaver BranchSlide Show: Evans Bridge to Beaver BranchMovie: Evans Bridge to Beaver BranchMovie: Evans Bridge to Beaver BranchMap: Evans Bridge to Beaver BranchMap: Evans Bridge to Beaver Branch
Hawkin Bridge to Evans BridgeSlide Show: Hawkin Bridge to Evans BridgeMovie: Hawkin Bridge to Evans BridgeMovie: Hawkin Bridge to Evans BridgeMap: Hawkin Bridge to Evans BridgeMap: Hawkin Bridge to Evans Bridge
Oswego Lake to Harrisville LakeSlide Show: Oswego Lake to Harrisville LakeMovie: Oswego Lake to Harrisville LakeMovie: Oswego Lake to Harrisville LakeMap: Oswego Lake to Harrisville LakeMap: Oswego Lake to Harrisville Lake
Hawkin Bridge to Bodine FieldSlide Show: Hawkin Bridge to Bodine FieldMap: Hawkin Bridge to Bodine FieldMap: Hawkin Bridge to Bodine Field
Hawkin Bridge to Beaver BranchSlide Show: Hawkin Bridge to Beaver BranchMovie: Hawkin Bridge to Beaver BranchMovie: Hawkin Bridge to Beaver BranchMap: Hawkin Bridge to Beaver BranchMap: Hawkin Bridge to Beaver Branch
Speedwell Bridge to Evans BridgeSlide Show: Speedwell Bridge to Evans Bridge Map: Speedwell Bridge to Evans BridgeMap: Speedwell Bridge to Evans Bridge
Speedwell Bridge to Bodine Field Map: Speedwell Bridge to Bodine FieldMap: Speedwell Bridge to Bodine Field
Speedwell Bridge to Beaver BranchSlide Show: Speedwell Bridge to Beaver Branch Map: Speedwell Bridge to Beaver BranchMap: Speedwell Bridge to Beaver Branch
Pinelands Public Campgrounds Slide Show: Wharton State Forest Campgrounds   
Best of PhotographsSlideShow: Best of Photographs    
Customer Submitted PhotographsSlide Show: Customer Submitted Photographs    
      
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How to Canoe and Kayak

Select a topic below to view a short video. Experts provide detailed instruction on each technique. Beginners will learn easy skills and more advanced paddlers can brush up their strokes.

Canoe Instruction

Kayak Instruction

How to Paddle a CanoeTexas Parks and Wildlife:
How to Paddle a Canoe
How to Kayak SafelyKayaks:
How to Kayak Safely
Canoe StrokesMissouri Department of Conservation:
Canoe Strokes
How to Tandem Paddle a KayakKayaks:
How to Tandem Paddle a Kayak
Canoe UnswampingMissouri Department of Conservation:
Canoe - Unswamping
How to Paddle a Kayak and Not Fall OutKayaking Basics for Beginners:
How to Paddle a Kayak and Not Fall Out
Basic Tandem Canoe ManueversDesert Canoeist:
Basic Tandem Canoe Manuevers
How to Hold a Kayak PaddleHow to Kayak:
How to Hold a Kayak Paddle
How to Paddle Efficiently in CanoeingHow to Steer and Paddle a Canoe:
How to Paddle Efficiently in Canoeing
How to Do a Forward Stroke while KayakingHow to Kayak:
How to Do a Forward Stroke while Kayaking
How to Do the J Stroke in CanoeingHow to Steer and Paddle a Canoe:
How to Do the J Stroke in Canoeing
How to Move Sideways while KayakingHow to Kayak:
How to Move Sideways while Kayaking

Games

Concentration

A timeless game with a nature theme.
Play Concentration

Scramble

This picture puzzle game will try your skills.
Play Scramble

Wharton State Forest ScreenSaver

We have created a Windows screen saver of all the photographs of Wharton State Forest, eighty-five so far, in our slide-shows. With respect to nature, there are no advertisements; just great looking pictures that reveal the beauty of the Pinelands. Includes sounds recorded during our own trips. Click Setup Instructions for installation help.

Click to download the Wharton State Forest ScreenSaver.

Photo Story

We have prepared a book of photographs and included a little history about The Wading and Oswego Rivers.  There are beautifully printed hardcover or softbound versions available, with all proceeds donated to benefit the preservation of the Pinelands. A unique addition to your coffee table.  Click for more information, or to preview book.

Click to Preview or Purchase

Fame and Fortune

During the bus rides we see a lot of nice cameras, so we're pretty sure some of you have a keen eye for photography. Got a great group photo or how about an interesting wildlife scene. Spot a rare flower with your camera and Micks wants to put it on our web site. If we like it, you'll receive a ten percent discount on your next visit to Micks. Click here to see what other customers have sent. Only your best work, please. The e-mail address is:

E-Mail Address for Photos

  • Photo must have been taken during a Micks Canoe and Kayak trip.
  • Photograph cannot be copyrighted.
  • Micks Pine Barrens Canoe and Kayak Rental is the sole judge of accepted photographs.
  • Entries must be e-mailed, no in-store submissions.
  • File must be in *.jpg format and high-resolution.

Copyright Notice

Slide-show images, games, music and movies are the property of Micks Pine Barrens Canoe and Kayak Rental and Chazz Partners, Incorporated. Google Earth images are copyright protected and owned by Google, Incorporated.