River Of God

Pastor John A. Algera

Pastor John A Algera is the director of this ministry and along with 4 trained river guide teen interns they are available to take your family, church, business or non-profit group out on the Passaic River in canoes or kayaks.  Groups up to 10 can chose from a variety of experiences  and lengths of time.  The cost of this is paid directly to Madison Ave. Crossroads Community Ministries.

Spring–Fall Paddling Experiences

with Covid-19 safety protocols. Beginning May 1.

  • Participants must meet at launch.
  • Waiver Of Liability signed ahead of time.
  • Group of 6-10.
  • Masks required loading & unloading.
  • Stay more than 6 feet apart on the water.
  • All boats, paddles & PDF disinfected after each use.

2 hours on the Passaic River

(No experience necessary.)
Launch at Elmwood Park Marina and paddle either upriver under the Broadway Bridge or downstream to “Ricks Island” and beyond. Watch for the beauty of the egrets and herons and learn the history of the Passaic from our river guides.
($10.00 per person – maximum of 10)

2 hours on Monksville Reservoir

(No experience necessary.)
Launch at the Beach Road access on the north side of the reservoir. Paddle through the old forest and to where the Wanaque River flows into the reservoir. Explore the old iron ore works and pass the resident swans. Paddle under Greenwood Lake Turnpike into the main body. Enjoy the beauty of God’s creation.
($10.00 per person – maximum of 10)

Other paddling destinations are possible – call for details.

Download Waiver Of Liability:

Madison Avenue Crossroads
Community Ministries

498 Madison Avenue
Paterson, NJ 07514

[email protected]