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How long is the drive to Kinus?

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Longer than you think.

If you’re like most people, you’ll be taking Interstate Highway 80 out to the Kinus site. Unfortunately, the Kinus is in the same general direction as the Delaware Watergap National Recreation Area and many other weekend trip sites. So, expect some traffic.

Our advice is to leave a bit early. Aim to get to the Kinus by 4pm, which means leaving your house before 2pm. This will give you enough time to unpack your car and set up your tent. Plus, it will give you some time to get acquainted with your surroundings and enjoy the scenery a bit. You are not going to make it if you leave your office at 5pm, rush back home, pack up the car, and race on down. Remember too, that many of us who run the Kinus are Shomer Shabbat and can’t help you set up your tent or help you unpack if you get there after Shabbat starts.

These are approximate driving times considering traffic in the mid-afternoon. If you leave after 3:30pm, you will run into rush hour traffic, and your driving times will increase.

  • From the Highland Park/New Brunswick Area: About 2 hours 15 minutes
  • From Teaneck Area: About 2 hours
  • From the Elizabeth Area: About 2 hours and 30 minutes
  • From Brooklyn: About 2 hours and 45 minutes.
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