Paddle to the Sea, but First Get the Map

March 27, 2008 at 8:27 pm 1 comment

On a new map from the Parks Department, the Bronx is up, the Battery’s down, and there’s water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink. The official NYC Water Trail Map & Guide was released today, including 28 launch sites for the city’s intrepid canoeists and kayakers.

The interactive map is part of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s plan to encourage use of the city’s waterfront.

Free, waterproof copies will be available shortly at city parks and parks buildings. The city requires a $15 permit for the use of all city kayak and canoe launch facilities.

On the map, information is available on each site, including where to paddle, parking availability, handicapped accessibility, any fees charged, and various paddling clubs. It also includes driving and transit directions, pictures of some sites. Plus there’s safety information, and for those who skim past that, a list of nearest hospitals.

By Tina Kelley

NY Times

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  • 1. goingcoastal  |  March 27, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    Going Coastal, an all-volunteer publishing and educational nonproft, printed the waterproof Trail maps in partnership with City Parks and I Love NY tourism’s Explore NY campaign. The FREE NYC Water Trail Map & Guides are available at parks, borough tourism offices, boathouses, outfitters, retailers and paddling clubs. Going Coastal’s volunteers also produce a great map for Manhattan Circumnavigators and a paddling safety map, both free downloads on their website goingcoastal.org.

    — Posted by Oskar Stein

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