Paddle to the Sea, but First Get the Map
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