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Canoeing, Kayaking, and Paddle Boats

Whether you’re an expert paddler looking to launch your boat into New York City’s wide open waters, or just looking for an outdoors adventure for you and your family, Parks has a way for you to explore the city’s waterways.

Every summer, Parks hosts tours and lessons for amateur and expert canoers and kayakers. Take a paddle around NYC with these fun trips.

Find a Canoeing and Kayaking Events

Have your own kayak or canoe? Take it out into the water from one of these dozens of the launch sites across our water trail.

Learn More about the Water Trail

Hire an Urban Park Ranger for the day to teach you the finer points of canoeing and to lead small groups on canoe trips. All participants must be over the age of 8.

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