Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

Brooklyn, New York

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Enjoy the national park system’s only national wildlife refuge, and check out hundreds of species of birds, right in the heart of New York City.
AMC's Best Sea Kayaking in the Mid-Atlantic

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AMC's Best Sea Kayaking in the Mid-Atlantic

by Michaela Riva Gaaserud (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

Enjoy the national park system’s only national
wildlife refuge, and check out hundreds of
species of birds, right in the heart of New
York City.

© 2016 Michaela Riva Gaaserud/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Sea Kayaking
Nearby City: Brooklyn
Distance: 3-5-10.5 nautical mi
Hazards/Cautions: If the wind is calm, beginners can enjoy paddling the pro- tected waters of the bay. As with most coastal destinations, if the wind picks up, so can the waves. Be sure to assess the water conditions before you head out to make sure your skill level matches the conditions.
Local Contacts: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge (nyharborparks.org/visit/jaba.html; 718-318-4340). Gateway National Recreation Area (nps.gov/gate/index.htm; 718-354-4606). Floyd Bennett Field (nyharborparks.org/visit/fl;be.html; 718-338-3799). New York City Water Trail Association (nycwatertrail.org). Sebago Canoe Club (sebagocanoeclub.org; 718-241-3683).
Local Maps: NOAA Electronic Chart US5NY50M / Paper Chart #12350
Driving Directions: Directions to Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

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