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Hudson River Park (Pier 40)

Houston Street, Pier 40
6:00am to Midnight

The NYC Downtown Boathouse offers free walk-up kayaking every weekend during the summer season.  Limited paddle area; Great for beginners.  Hours are from 9:00am-6:00pm with the last boat leaving at 5:30pm.

For more information regarding the Pier 40 launch and landing, please visit the Downtown Boathouse website:

http://www.downtownboathouse.org/

Launch: Yes

Landing: Yes

Site Fee: No

ADA Accessible: Yes

Rental: Yes

Storage: Yearly fee

Rest Area: Yes

Parking: $24; or free on neighboring streets

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By Car

West Houston Street and West Side Highway (Hudson River)

By Mass Transit

Nearest Subway Lines: A & C

The NYC Water Trail is an ongoing project.  To provide information on a trail please send an email to Water.Trail@parks.nyc.gov

Sanctuaries

No

No Access Areas

No

Restrictive Conditions

No

Hazardous Launch/Landing Conditions

No

Currents

Up to three (3) knots on the Hudson River, due to heavy commuter and commercial vessels.

Emergency Landing Points

One mile north at Chelsea Piers Marina

Nearest Hospitals

St. Vincent's Hospital, located at 7th Avenue and 11th Street

The NYC Downtown Boathouse offers free walk-up kayaking every weekend during the summer season.  Limited paddle area; Great for beginners.  Hours are from 9:00am-6:00pm with the last boat leaving at 5:30pm.

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