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Physical Activities Around NYS - Canoeing, Kayaking, and Rafting

Physical Activities Around NYS - Canoeing, Kayaking, and Rafting



Canoeing and Kayaking in the Adirondacks
More than 3,000 lakes and ponds, and 30,000 miles of rivers and streams run through the Park.


Paddling in the Adirondacks
A guide to canoeing, kayaking and rafting in the Adirondacks:

Central/Southern Tier

Central NY Kayakers
The CNY Kayakers brings people together for all levels of experience, from novice to expert.


Take a Paddle: Finger Lakes Guidebook
A comprehensive paddling guide to flat-water ponds, lakes, streams, and rivers in western New York.


Hudson Valley

Explore the Hudson Valley by Kayak or Canoe


MidHudsonKayaker Blog
Kayaking in the Hudson Valley and surrounding area.

Long Island

The Long Island Paddlers Organization
The Long Island Paddlers exists to share a common love for kayaking, canoeing, and the outdoors. They are active all year, both on the water and at meetings with various programs and guest speakers.

NYC and Surrounding Area

Kayaking and Canoeing
Explore New York City's beautiful waterways by getting in a boat and paddling along some of the city's rivers, lakes, and bay.


Sebago Canoe Club
The Sebago Canoe Club is a volunteer run, 501C3 nonprofit, membership organization in Canarsie, Brooklyn. The club is located on Paerdegat Basin with direct access to the beautiful waters of Jamaica Bay, NYC.


Inwood Canoe Club
Established in 1902, the Inwood Canoe Club is a non-profit organization that promotes canoeing and kayaking on NY's Hudson and Harlem Rivers.


New York Outrigger Canoe Club
As Manhattan Island's first outrigger canoe club; New York Outrigger is a volunteer-driven, non-profit educational organization committed to the sport of outrigger canoeing:


Flushing Meadows - Corona Park
Flushing Meadows Corona Park is the largest park in Queens where you'll have plenty of space to go canoeing and engage in other fun activities.


Cattaraugus County Kayaking and Canoeing


Genesee Rowing Club
Whether you're new to rowing or someone with years of experience, Genesee Rowing Club has a program that will challenge you: