Get the most informative paddling guide to the area, featuring 50 of the best routes for canoeing and kayaking.
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 offers 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 setting sun behind the Manhattan skyline—there’s no better way to explore it all than from the water.
Paddling Long Island & New York City is the most comprehensive guide to the area’s top paddling locations, including rivers, harbors, lakes, and portions of the New York City Water Trail. Written by expert local paddler Kevin Stiegelmaier, the guidebook provides engaging and concise information about Long Island’s geology, weather, history, and wildlife, while also offering carefully selected details vital to a successful paddling trip. You’ll appreciate Kevin’s helpful hints on trip planning, including notes on tides, equipment, training, and camping. Plus, the book’s safety information and navigational “rules of the road” are essential to know.
Inside you’ll find:
- Details on 50 top paddling trips
- Route descriptions with full-color maps and photos
- Recommended runs for fishing, trips with children, wildlife viewing, and more
- At-a-glance data including difficulty, distance, and potential hazards
- GPS coordinates for put-ins and take-outs
Whether you’re looking to spend a long day on the water or you only have time for a quick tour of a local harbor, this book has the information you need to make the trip enjoyable. Wet your paddle and whet your taste for outdoor adventure!