Celebrate Summer on New Jersey's
Waterways, Rivers and Lakes!

As boaters head to the water this Memorial Day weekend, the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey (MTA/NJ), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, protecting and advancing the recreational boating industry, would like to remind everyone to be prepared before you hop on your boat, be safe, be green and most importantly have fun!

Spending summers on the water and enjoying all that New Jersey has to offer is a way of life for residents and visitors. Boating is a pastime that becomes part of your very being - part of one's psyche. In New Jersey, there are 127 miles of coastline, hundreds of miles of bay-shore, many inland lakes and tributaries and 17 of 21 counties bordering on saltwater.
All of these beautiful waterways and natural resources offer enriching opportunities for self-discovery, whether it's simply enjoying the warm glow of an evening sunset on the water, fishing or enjoying water activities with children, friends and family.



Boating is Alive & Well in New Jersey.

There is something very special about being out on the water. It is a place where people can spend time with their friends and family enjoying nature, fishing, cruising, swimming, dining or water sports. Spending summers on the water and enjoying all that New Jersey has to offer is a way of life for residents and visitors. Boating is a pastime that becomes part of your very being – part of one’s psyche. In New Jersey, there are 127 miles of coastline, hundreds of miles of bay-shore, many inland lakes and tributaries and 17 of 21 counties bordering on saltwater. All of these beautiful waterways and natural resources offer enriching opportunities for self-discovery, whether it’s simply enjoying the warm glow of an evening sunset on the water, fishing or enjoying water activities with children, friends and family. Recreational boating is a great way for families to spend time together and, more importantly, can be a very valuable experience for children that provides plenty of learning opportunities. Exposing children to fresh air, sunshine, marine life, and the environment offers quality bonding time for everyone involved.

With so many opportunities for boating fun in New Jersey, there’s no reason why anyone can’t take advantage of all of benefits that boating has to offer and discover why life truly is better with a boat. Go Boating NJ!

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