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Summer has hit the city and it is heating up quick! What better way to cool off than to grab a life jacket and enjoy the cool breeze off the Hudson and East River? Kayaking season is typically May through October. Here are three options for free kayaking this summer in the city: 1. The New York City Downtown Boathouse Located at Pier 40, Pier 96 and West 72nd Street, you can kayak in the Hudson for 20 minutes at a time (you can stay in the water longer if there is no one else waiting) For more info: 2. Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse Head over to Pier 1 and 2 in DUMBO to kayak in the East River for 30 minutes. The wait is often long, so plan accordingly! 3. Long Island City Community Boathouse Located near Hallet’s Cove, this boathouse also offers free tours if you sign up with your group ahead of time. Check it out here:
This inspires me to look into kayaking around here!
I'm never in NYC in the summer so hopefully its still nice enough to try this in September!
This sounds great but I'm not so sure about the water quality of the Hudson/East River haha
This sounds awesome! I've never kayaked but if its free I'm more than willing to give it a shot!
I've never seen this before! That would be so picturesque to kayak under the Brooklyn Bridge! I'm adding this to my Adventure Dates collection :)