New York unveils the New York City Water Trail

Friday, 28 March 2008
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New York City Water Trail


The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation unveiled yesterday a brand new water trail specifically for canoes and kayaks.

The trail includes 28 launch sites and connects 160 square miles of rivers, bays, creeks, inlets and ocean in the five boroughs suitable for kayaks, canoes, and open water rowing craft.

Available shortly will be a free waterproof map, which includes logistical information about each launch including local safety concerns as well as places and sights to see.

Use of the trail is free but they require you to purchase a $15 yearly permit to launch from any of the landings.

And the best part? Check out the fantastic interactive map that highlights each launch with the same logistical information as the printed map as well as photos of the route.

It's easily one of the best route maps that I have seen in a long time. It's also a fantastic resource for new paddlers or visitors to New York.

Thinking of paddling while visiting New York? Also make sure you check out frogma's blog for great information on their vibrant paddling scene.

More info: nytimes.com
Photo credit: frogma
New York City Water Trail


The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation unveiled yesterday a brand new water trail specifically for canoes and kayaks.

The trail includes 28 launch sites and connects 160 square miles of rivers, bays, creeks, inlets and ocean in the five boroughs suitable for kayaks, canoes, and open water rowing craft.

Available shortly will be a free waterproof map, which includes logistical information about each launch including local safety concerns as well as places and sights to see.

Use of the trail is free but they require you to purchase a $15 yearly permit to launch from any of the landings.

And the best part? Check out the fantastic interactive map that highlights each launch with the same logistical information as the printed map as well as photos of the route.

It's easily one of the best route maps that I have seen in a long time. It's also a fantastic resource for new paddlers or visitors to New York.

Thinking of paddling while visiting New York? Also make sure you check out frogma's blog for great information on their vibrant paddling scene.

More info: nytimes.com
Photo credit: frogma
David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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