Westons Mill Pond

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LSNJ124
Ryders Lane
08816 East Brunswick , NJ 40° 27' 57.7836" N, 74° 25' 33.6216" W
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Very beautiful lake in the heart of the Brunswicks. Almost makes you forget where you are. If you go straight ahead you'll go for about 1.42 miles and you'll hit a 4' dam. You can portage around this dam on the left side of it then there is a short body of water then another dam. After the second dam, (if you dont mind scratching up the bottom of your yak at low water, best to go after a rainstorm or at high tide) you can take the brook all the way to the Raritan River and come out right next to the beached ferry that you can see as you cross the Turnpike bridge over the Raritan on your way there. If you turn around and go under the bridge, at .95 miles you'll go under a really cool railroad trestle and at 1.42 miles you'll come to another dam. If you portage around this dam, at 2.58 (total) miles you come to the dam for Farrington Lake. Some of the smaller channels after the first dam get very shallow during low water so you may have to drag your yak. When you're done feel free to visit the Rutgers Gardens. Make a right back onto Ryders Lane and your next right turn will be the entrance. They have a really cool bamboo forest and a pine grove unlike anything else.

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Can be muddy at times, parking is right next to the water

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Driving Directions: 
  • New Jersey Turnpike to exit 9 (New Brunswick).
  • Bear right after toll heading to Route 18 North.
  • Follow signs for US-1 South by bearing left at first fork, then a few hundred yards later take the exit to the right for US-1 South.
  • Take the Ryders Lane exit (For Milltown/East Brunswick).
  • At first traffic light, make LEFT onto Sullivan Way and then an immediate LEFT (Almost a U-Turn) onto the street that runs parallel to Ryders Lane (Northbound).
  • Drive to end of cul-de-sac and into dirt parking area.
  • Launch area is on your right
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Parking Situation: 
Dirt parking lot at the end of a short residential street. Please don't park right in front of the launching areas, fishermen use these as boat ramps. Also be mindful of where you park and allow the other boaters ample room to manuver their vehicles.
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No Facilities