Paddle boating at the Orange Reservoir at the South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange will begin for the season on Saturday, April 4. Boating will be avalible on Saturdays and Sundays only until the summer, with the exception of the Spring Break week between Monday, April 13 and Friday, April 17. The cost is $14 for a half hour paddle boat rental for two people, and $18 for four people. Although the paddle boating is operated by Essex County, the reservoir is owned by the City of Orange Township. Therefore, Orange residents with identification may rent a two person paddle boat for a half hour for $7.
The Orange Reservoir is located on Cherry Lane between Northfield and South Orange Avenues. Parking is available across Cherry Lane from the boat docks. The New Jersey Transit 73 bus stops on nearby Northfield Avenue.
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