Getting Out on the Water Near South Orange Before Summer Ends


Summer can be filled with fun adventures but lately we’ve had some sweltering hot heat. South Orange has plenty of fun things for our Gaslight Commons residents to do this summer that will also help keep you cool! If you are looking for something different to  keep cool rather than running to the nearest pool or the beach for a swim, Delaware River Tubing has several fun water activates to take part in.


Located about an hour from South Orange, this water adventure is well worth the trip. They offer several activates perfect for a cool down on a hot summer day. Their Tubing activity takes guests down a real lazy river rather than a man made one in a water park. Rent a tube and make your way down the river for a 3 hour relaxing trip. Several different types of tubes are available and paddles for faster tubing can also be rented.


Rafting is another fun water activity visitors can take part in. Rafts take you down a 5 mile stretch of the Delaware River. Each raft can seat up to four people. If your group is larger than four—not a problem! Clips are available that will connect rafts so you can stay with your family and friends throughout your river adventure.


Canoeing and Kayaking down the river are also offered! Both are very popular and are offered on a first come first serve basis. To guarantee your canoe or kayak, visit their main website and order your tickets and make a reservation in advance!


In addition to the fun water adventures, each rental comes with a free BBQ meal. Local vendor on site is The Famous River Hot Dog Man. This area is located at the half way point down the river and includes picnic table and seating on the water to enjoy lunch. Each meal includes a choice of a hot dog or hamburger, beverage and a frozen treat or chips. You can learn more by visiting their website.

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