Physical Activities Around New York State - Canoeing, Kayaking, & Rafting

New York Canoeing and Kayaking


Paddling on the Adirondack Coast
The Adirondacks offers more than 3,000 lakes and ponds and 6,000 miles of rivers and streams:

Canoeing and Kayaking
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:

Guided Canoe and Kayak Trips in the Adirondacks
Take an Adirondack guided canoe or kayak trip with the Adirondack Mountain & Stream Guide Service and explore the Adirondack waters:

Central/Southern Tier

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

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

Hudson Valley

Explore the Hudson Valley by Kayak or Canoe

Hudson River Expeditions
Kayak, canoe, and paddleboard rentals, tours, and instruction for the novice to the experienced paddler:

Kayaking in the Hudson Valley and surrounding area:

Long Island

The Long Island Paddlers, Inc
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:

Nissequogue River Canoe and Kayak Rentals
Trips are available for the Peconic River and most Long Island waterways. Canoe instruction and guided tours are also available:

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:

The Bronx River Alliance
The Recreation Program works to introduce the community and interested groups to the river and the developing Bronx River Greenway through canoeing, kayaking, and bicycling:

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
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:

Staten Island-Willowbrook Park

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

Bay Creek Paddling Center
Bay Creek is a true paddling center, staffed by passionate paddlers. Not only do they sell paddlesports products, but they offer many activities to get you out:

Genesee Waterways Center
Want to Row? The Genesee Waterways Center, with experienced coaches and volunteers, is offering an introduction to the sport of rowing for individuals 18 years and older:

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: