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Kayaking and Canoeing

Families canoeing

Explore New York City's beautiful waterways this season, by getting in a boat and paddling along some of the city's rivers, lakes, bays, and ocean. Join kayak and boating tours or take lessons, or strike out on your own along the New York City Water Trail.

Kayaking and Canoeing Events

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Jul 4

Basic Canoeing

at Martling Avenue and Brooks Pond Place (in Clove Lakes Park) , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures. Basic Canoe programs are great for all skill levels. Children ages 8 and older are welcome.
Free!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Jul 5

Basic Canoeing

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays.
Free!

Jul 5

Hudson River Canoe Adventure (Advanced)

at Inwood Hill Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Take a journey down the Hudson River by canoe to see a side of New York City that few get the chance to see.
Free!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Jul 11

Community Paddle

at Concrete Plant Park , Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Calling all novice paddlers: Come explore the tidal section of the Bronx River and experience the beauty of estaury! Waterproof gear and footwear recommended.
Free!

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Jul 11

Paddling 101 (Basic)

at Van Cortlandt Park , Bronx

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn to paddle with the Rangers and then use your new skills to explore the shores and learn about life at the lake.
Free!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Jul 12

Canoeing at Willow Lake

at Meadow Lake South (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures. For Intermediate Canoe programs some experience is preferred. Children aged 8 and older are welcome.
Free!

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Jul 12

Basic Canoeing

at Eton Place and Richmond Avenue (in Willowbrook Park) , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures. Basic Canoe programs are great for all skill levels. Children aged 8 and older are welcome.
Free!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Jul 18

White Island Birding Excursion by Canoe (Advanced)

at Burnett Street and Avenue U (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Explore the water of Gerritsen Creek and paddle by this special island where only wildflowers and wild birds reside.
Free!

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Jul 18

Upper River Paddle

at 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard (in Bronx Park) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Come canoe through Shoelace Park, Bronx River Forest, the New York Botanical Garden and the Bronx Zoo and expereince the natural beauty that NYC has to offer. For those who feel…

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Jul 18

Community Paddle

at Concrete Plant Park , Bronx

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Canoe trips for beginners & families. No registrations required.
Free!

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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Jul 19

Ranger's Choice: Island Hopping

at Pelham Bay Park , Bronx

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Spend a day exploring the islands that surround the Orchard Beach Estuary by canoe.
Free!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Jul 25

Upper River Paddle

at 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard (in Bronx Park) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Come canoe by Shoelace Park, Bronx River Forest, the New York Botanical Garden and the Bronx Zoo and experience the natural beauty that NYC has to offer. For those who feel…

Jul 25

Basic Canoeing

at The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan

3:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures. Basic Canoe programs are great for all skill levels. Children aged 8 and older are welcome.
Free!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Jul 26

Orchard Beach Lagoon Birding Excursion (Intermediate)

at Pelham Bay Park , Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Explore the Orchard Beach Lagoon, including Bartow Creek as we look for birds that live in this estuarine habitat of the Long Island Sound.
Free!

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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Aug 2

Discovery Day

at Freshkills Park Event Entrance , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to Freshkills Park for an opportunity to discover the trails and hills of the landfill-to-park project!
Free!

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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Aug 22

Ranger's Choice: Hike and Paddle Gerrittsen Creek

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Tuesday, August 11th.
Free!

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