Kayaking in New York

Kayaking Trips in New York

Home to the most populated city in the US, it may come as a surprise to learn that there is an abundance of scenic paddling in New York. With a 130 mile long lake in the state, and the start of the longest canoe trail in the US! Check out all kayaking trips in New York for every level of kayaker. Whether you're looking for a guided trip, kayak rentals, self-guided, day trip, multi-day trip, or anything in between, there's a kayak trip in New York for you! If you've paddled New York before, be sure to share your trip with the rest of us!

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Guide to Kayaking in New York

New York is home to some very scenic paddling. From the historic waters of Lake Champlain, to the gorgeous Finger Lakes region, there are some amazing paddling destinations to be found! Here are a few popular paddling destinations in New York:

  • Lake Champlain
  • Finger Lakes
  • Northern Forest Canoe Trail

Kayaking Locations In New York

If you want to plot your own route, check out all paddling locations in New York! Search thousands of put-in and take-out locations on our Paddling Locations Map and be sure to download the Go Paddling app where you can save favorites or create and share a float plan!

Plan a Kayaking Trip in New York

Over the years, many of our paddlers have paddled throughout New York and were so generous to share their paddling experiences with us in a community trip report. Read a few examples of New York community trip reports below:

Connect with Paddlers in New York

Are you looking to connect with other paddlers about going kayaking in New York? Check out the Paddling.com Message Boards for resources to help you get started.

Kayak Outfitters in New York

Looking to rent a kayak or go on a guided trip? Check out these outfitters in New York: