Paddling Long Island and New York City  by Kevin Stiegelmaier

Paddling Long Island and New York City Guide Book

by Kevin Stiegelmaier (Menasha Ridge Press)
Paddling Long Island and New York City  by Kevin Stiegelmaier
Boasting more than 400 miles of coastline, beautiful sandy beaches, expansive salt marshes, and dozens of protected bays and harbors, Long Island is truly a paddler’s paradise. It o ers something for everyone, from expert sea kayakers to families with young children. Amazing wildlife, ever-changing landscapes, charming history, and, on its western edge, a view of the se ing sun behind the Manha an skylinewhat be er way to explore it all than from the water?

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Trails from the "Paddling Long Island and New York City" Guide Book
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The beauty of Accabonac Harbor is obvious, even if you’re just sitting on the beach at the end of Landing Lane. From here, only a small cluster of homes is visible in the distance, with an amazingly v ...
Amagansett, NY - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 8.7
As you look out on the Arthur Kill from the ramp at Captain Carlson Park, the fi rst thing you’ll probably see is the collection of large oil tanks directly across the strait from you. Look to the rig ...
Woodbridge, NJ - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 6.2
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The northernmost put-in on the Bronx River is at Shoelace Park on East 219th Street. The river is very shallow at this point and only about 25 feet wide. It also runs very close to the Bronx River Par ...
Great River, NY - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 5.5
Paddling around Captree Island is one of those trips that take a bit of extra work just to begin. The extra work in this case involves paddling a short distance to the north, past the state park’s pop ...
Captree State Park, NY - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 5.8
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To reach the fi rst stop along the Coecles Harbor Marine Water Trail, head southeast from the Burns Road put-in and hug the shore for a few hundred feet until you reach a small white buoy with a green ...
Shelter Island, NY - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 7.4
Launching from the town boat ramp puts you in just the right position to paddle north along Cold Spring Harbor’s eastern shore. But you have another option: directly across from the ramp sits Cold Spr ...
Cold Spring Harbor, NY - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 9.4
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The Connetquot is quite wide near the put-in at Timber Point, with both shores being extensively developed.
Great River, NY - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 6
Launch from the beach at the end of Pequash Avenue, and the first thing you’ll have to do is decide on a direction in which to head. The northern tip of Robins Island lies just 2 miles due south of th ...
Mattituck, NY - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 6.3
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While not especially scenic, the fi rst few miles of a paddle down the East River are arguably unique.
East River, NY - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 13
It’s hard to imagine just how pristine the area before you is when you stand near the put-in at the end of Pine Avenue
Riverhead, NY - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 10.1
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As you look out from the beach at Osprey Park, the development that is so prevalent along the Forge River is quite hard to miss. There are houses almost everywhere you look, except for a small section ...
Mastic, NY - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 6.4
Although Georgica Pond proper is an interesting paddle, its two coves and four creeks are the truly exciting parts to explore. Launching from the small lot on Montauk Highway puts you immediately on o ...
East Hampton, NY - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 5.7
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Few would call the Gowanus Canal a pretty place to paddle, but they would surely call it interesting, to say the least. This fact should become obvious to you as you launch from the Gowanus Dredgers’ ...
Hudson River, NY - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 4.3
Because Greenport is a very active, working harbor throughout the year, you should take a great deal of caution and care when launching from the train-station beach, even during the off-season. You’ll ...
Greenport, NY - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 4.9
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Although the Orient Beach State Park kayak launch is actually just a small trail leading down the beach to the water, it is well situated almost midway, east to west, along Hallock Bay’s southern shor ...
Gardiners Bay, NY - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 7
Because Tappen Beach is about midway down Hempstead Harbor’s eastern shore, you can head north or south after launching. If you’ve started paddling south, the fi rst thing you’ll notice is an incredib ...
Sea Cliff, NY - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 6.6
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Launching from Goldstar Beach puts you on the water perfectly poised for a paddle west toward the harbor’s old mill
Halesite, NY - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 4.6
As you leave the Sebago Canoe Club dock on the Paerdegat Basin, you may have trouble imagining that a wildlife refuge sits only a short paddle away. The neighborhood leading up to the club is decidedl ...
Brooklyn, NY - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 11.1
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Although the beach you’re launching from is dedicated for kayak use, it puts you on the water along an incredibly busy part of the state boat channel, quite near the even-busier Jones Inlet. For this ...
Point Lookout, NY - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 8.2
Although launching from the beach on East Lake Drive puts you in the water near the northern end of the harbor, there’s a lot of kayak-worthy water to the south. Follow the eastern shore in that direc ...
Montauk, NY - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 6.7
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