5 Memorial Pkwy.
New Brunswick, NJ
(next to Elmer B Boyd Park)
(click here to see these directions in Google Maps)
Take GSP South to NJ Turnpike South via Exit 129.
Get off Turnpike at Exit 9 - New Brunswick.
After tolls, follow signs for 18N, taking ramp off to the far right.
As soon as you take ramp off to the right, you will need to then merge left.
Following signs for 18N/US 1.
Pass the exit for US 1 to Princeton. After you pass by that exit, move to the right lane. Continue, staying to the right.
You will pass through one traffic light. 18N splits, and the signs will look like you need to follow the split on the left and down through an underpass. Do not go left. River will be along your right. Stay right and begin watching for a small sign on your right that says "Boyd Park" as you are on a slight downhill. At the bottom of the hill, there is a small green sign that says "Boyd Park". Take the sharp right here off 18N and continue turning right. You will see the Rutgers Boathouse on the riverbank.
Our rowers gather and our boats are located in the boatyard just before / to the left of the actual boat house (as you look at it from the street).
It takes approximately 40 minutes to get to the boatyard from Westfield.
Philadelphia - Schuylkill River (click here to see these directions in Google Maps)
NJ Turnpike South to exit 6 / Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-276 West) Follow PA
Turnpike. Follow signs to I-476 South (Chester) Follow I-476 South to I-76 East, The Schuylkill River. Follow signs for Kelly Drive. The Ramp will spiral downwards in a counter-clockwise direction and will merge you onto Kelly Drive, Southbound. Move to right lane of Kelly Drive after merging at the bottom of the spiral. Follow Kelly Dr. until you reach the regatta. Unload rowers at entrance gate. Boat trailers are just past the gate on the right. To park, you will be directed up the hill. You can then walk down to the reagtta site or catch a shuttle bus.
Alternate route - Take RT 1 South to Kelly Drive.
Return Trip - Option #1: Follow Kelly Drive (river on right) to the Philadelphia Art Museum traffic circle. Stay right, BUT DO NOT TURN RIGHT! Follow signs onto 676 East/North (they come up as soon as you reach the circle, and on-ramp is first exit off the circle). From 676 East/North follow signs to get onto 95 North (Do not confuse this with NJTurnpike/Interstate 95). Stay on 95 North until it turns into 295. Take 295 to Princeton Pike North. Turn on to 27 North through downtown Princeton. Once passed Kingston cross over to RT 1 North. Take RT 1 North to New Brunswick. (see in Google Maps)
Return Trip - Option #2: Follow Kelly Drive (river on right) to the Philadelphia Art Museum traffic circle. Stay right, BUT DO NOT TURN RIGHT! Follow signs onto 676 East/North (they come up as soon as you reach the circle, and on-ramp is first exit off the circle). From 676 East/North follow signs to get onto 95 North (Do not confuse this with NJTurnpike/Interstate 95). Stay on 95 North all the way to Exit 67b. Take this exit and immediately connect onto Route 1 North. Stay on Route 1 North to Route 18. Get on Route 18 to Rutgers Boathouse and/or the GSP. (see in Google Maps)
Mercer County - N.J.
Turnpike South, Merge onto NJ-18 N via exit 9 toward US-1 New
Brunswick/Princeton/Trenton Tower Center Blvd. You'll see a sign for RT 1
South. GO SOUTH. Merge onto US -1 South toward Trenton. Go to Quaker Bridge Rd/CR-533, go about a few lights to Hughes Dr. make a left (no traffic light at turn, look for a big nursery on left and a row of stores) Mercer Park Entrance on left and follow signs.
Return Trip - Right out of park and then right onto Quaker Bridge Rd. North on Quaker Bridge Rd/CR-533 N. Merge onto US-1 North toward New Brunswick. Merge onto NJ-18 South toward New Brunswick/South River/Old Bridge/I-95/New Jersey Turnpike. Take the ramp toward NY and North.
Cherry Hill - Cooper River (click here to see these directions in Google Maps)
N.J. Turnpike South to Exit 4, Take 73 North, 1 traffic light to 295 South,
take Exit 34B (Cherry Hill / Route 70W) Go about 4 miles to Culthbert Rd (there are 2 exits, take the 2nd one) Go over Route 70 (heading south) towards Crowne Plaza (formerly Hilton Hotel), Turn right at light onto North Park Blvd & left into Parking Lot (unless you can find street parking)
Return Trip - Left at light onto Culthbert Road & right towards 70E to 295 N to 73 South (exit 36A) to NJ Turnpike North
Sagamore Rowing - Oyster Bay Long Island
Special Note: There is a low bridge in Oyster Bay with a clearance of 10 ft. 1 in. If you follow the quickest route to Centre Island you
may be directed to go under this bridge. If you have a trailer or bus with more than 10 ft 1 in vertical height please use the alternative directions listed below. It does pay to measure your trailer height for safety and convenience.
Directions to Centre Island Beach: From I-495 the Long Island Expressway (L.I.E.) 24 minutes from Expressway.
At exit 41N of the Expressway - Take 106 / 107 north for 1/2 mile and stay to the right for Route 106. Continue for 6 miles on 106.
Turn left onto Lexington Avenue. (There is a Hess gas station on
your left at this corner.) Go for 1/2 mile to the end.
Turn left onto West Main Street. Go through two traffic lights and
the road curves to the right.
After the railroad underpass (Height 10’ 1”) the street name will change to West Shore Road.
Continue for 2 miles to the Bayville Drawbridge.
Cross the bridge and make the first right. Go for 1 mile to the end. Turn right onto Bayville Ave. Go a short ways.
Finally turn right into the Centre Island Beach Park.
Alternate Directions that Avoid the Low Railroad Underpass:
From I-495, 35 minutes from the expressway
At exit 41N of the Expressway - Take 106 / 107 north for 1/2 mile and stay to the right for Route 106. Continue on 106 for 3.5 miles.
Turn left at RT-25A W (Northern Blvd). Go 2.2
The road comes to a fork at the end.
Bear left at the fork onto Birch Hill Rd. Go a short ways and cross the railroad
Immediately turn right onto Buckram Rd. (Forest Ave/ Buckram). Go 1 mile.
Turn left onto Bayville Rd. Go 2.2 miles. You will see the Long Island Sound as you curve right. Continue onto Bayville Ave. (Same road you are on). Go 2.5 miles.
Turn right into Centre Island Beach Park
Turn right at Wolver Hollow Rd. Go .6 miles.
Turn left at Piping Rock Rd. Go to the end 3 miles