White Lake is county park that is managed by Ridge and Valley Conservancy, which participated in the initial purchase of this preserve. The preserve is highly sensitive ecologically, but visitors can paddle and hike on it. The main parking and boat launch area located on
97 Stillwater Rd. / Route 521 in Hardwick near the intersection with Spring Valley Rd. Across the street are White Lake WMA and the historic Vass Farmstead. Additional trailheads can be found north and south of the main parking area on Stillwater Rd., and at the intersection of Spring Valley Rd. and Primrose Rd.
Beginning May 3, 2017
FREE Open Kayaking
Fridays 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Wednesdays 9:00 - noon
Sundays 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Second Saturday of each month 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
A limited amount of kayaks are available on a first-come,
first-serve basis for the public to enjoy. Life vests and paddles are included.
Group Reservations available with a one week minimum notice. Please contact our Preserve Manager at (973) 937-8748
our preserve managers
Preserve Managers Courtney Gabriel and Will Nieves manage the sensitive ecology at White Lake, assist the public and coordinate volunteer efforts. Look for their distinctive yellow hats.
Moonlight Paddles on the Lake
Join us for a moonlight paddle on the placid waters of White Lake. A limited number of kayaks will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The park will remain open during these hours for other park activities.
Wednesday, May 10, 8:00 - 11:00 pm (moonrise @ 7:53 pm)
Friday, June 9, 8:30 - 11:30 pm (moonrise @ 8:31 pm)
Sunday, July 9, 8:30 - 11:30 pm (moonrise @ 8:06 pm)
Sunday, August 7, 8:00 - 11:00 pm (moonrise @ 7:30 pm)
other programs and nature events
For a full list of upcoming events such as yoga, meditative walks, and nature tours, check out our events page.