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

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Jul28

Kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 4 Beach (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)Brooklyn

5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Glide along the water while kayaking from the Pier 4 Beach at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Wednesday evenings this summer! Presented in partnership with Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse,…
Free!

Friday, July 30, 2021

Jul30

Community Paddle on the Bronx River

at Concrete Plant ParkBronx

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This is a great activity for beginners and families to join. Canoes will be available for partners and families, and kayaks will be available for solo paddlers.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Jul31

Kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 4 Beach (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Glide along the water while kayaking from the Pier 4 Beach at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Saturdays this summer!
Free!

Jul31

Lake Paddle

at 180th Street and Boston Road (in Bronx Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This guided paddle will take you through wooded sections of the river within the New York Botanical Garden and the Bronx Zoo.

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Aug 4

Kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 4 Beach (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)Brooklyn

5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Glide along the water while kayaking from the Pier 4 Beach at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Wednesday evenings this summer! Presented in partnership with Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse,…
Free!

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Aug 7

Kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 4 Beach (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Glide along the water while kayaking from the Pier 4 Beach at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Saturdays this summer!
Free!

Aug 7

Sebago Canoe Club: 2021 Summer Open Houses - Free Paddling and Rowing

at Sebago Canoe Club (in Paerdegat Basin Park)Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.1:30 p.m.
Join short paddling or rowing excursions on the protected waters of Paerdegat Basin!
Free!

Aug 7

Basic Canoeing

at Willowbrook ParkStaten Island

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. All canoe programs are for ages 8 years and older. Participants are chosen by lottery.
Free!

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Aug11

Kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 4 Beach (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)Brooklyn

5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Glide along the water while kayaking from the Pier 4 Beach at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Wednesday evenings this summer! Presented in partnership with Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse,…
Free!

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Aug14

Kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 4 Beach (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Glide along the water while kayaking from the Pier 4 Beach at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Saturdays this summer!
Free!

Aug14

Island Hopping by Canoe (Advanced)

at Pelham Bay ParkBronx

11:00 a.m.1:30 p.m.
Spend a day exploring the islands that surround the Orchard Beach Estuary by canoe. Participants are chosen by lottery. Participants are chosen by lottery. Registration opens Aug. 4-7.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Aug15

Basic Canoeing

at Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park)Queens

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. Participants are chosen by lottery. Registration opens on Aug. 4-7.
Free!

Aug15

Intermediate Canoeing

at Inwood Hill ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
All canoe programs are for ages 8 years and older. Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. Registration opens on August 4-7.
Free!

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Aug18

Kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 4 Beach (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)Brooklyn

5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Glide along the water while kayaking from the Pier 4 Beach at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Wednesday evenings this summer! Presented in partnership with Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse,…
Free!

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Aug21

Kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 4 Beach (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Glide along the water while kayaking from the Pier 4 Beach at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Saturdays this summer!
Free!

Aug21

White Island Sunset Canoe Excursion (Advanced)

at Marine ParkBrooklyn

5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers in the Advanced Level canoeing program as they paddle out to White Island in Marine Park. Participants are chosen by lottery. Registration opens Aug. 11-14.
Free!

Must See
Event

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Aug25

Kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 4 Beach (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)Brooklyn

5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Glide along the water while kayaking from the Pier 4 Beach at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Wednesday evenings this summer! Presented in partnership with Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse,…
Free!

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Aug28

Kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 4 Beach (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Glide along the water while kayaking from the Pier 4 Beach at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Saturdays this summer!
Free!

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Sep 4

Kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 4 Beach (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Glide along the water while kayaking from the Pier 4 Beach at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Saturdays this summer!
Free!

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Sep11

Kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 4 Beach (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Glide along the water while kayaking from the Pier 4 Beach at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Saturdays this summer!
Free!

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Sep18

Kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 4 Beach (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Glide along the water while kayaking from the Pier 4 Beach at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Saturdays this summer!
Free!

Sep18

Sebago Canoe Club: 2021 Summer Open Houses - Free Paddling and Rowing

at Sebago Canoe Club (in Paerdegat Basin Park)Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.1:30 p.m.
Join short paddling or rowing excursions on the protected waters of Paerdegat Basin!
Free!

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Sep25

Kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 4 Beach (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Glide along the water while kayaking from the Pier 4 Beach at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Saturdays this summer!
Free!

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