2017 SUMMER SCHEDULE
KAYAK RENTAL HUBS (NEW FOR 2017):
For the 2017 paddling season, Upstate Kayak Rentals is trying something new! As always, we want you to explore Upstate New York's amazing local waterways. This year, we are setting up two (2) pilot Kayak Rental Hubs in the Capital District. This is something brand new for us and requires a bit of technology, so please be patience while we work out all the technical details this summer...we promise to grow it and make it worth your while!
WATERFORD BOAT LAUNCH (Hourly Rentals):
As always, hourly kayak rentals are available at the Waterford Boat Launch Tuesday - Friday (11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.) and Saturday and Sundays (10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.) Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day (weather permitting).
Come explore where the Hudson River meets the Erie Canal and paddle around Peebles Island. Paddle up to the beautiful waterfalls and explore the river. Stop into town for lunch, or visit the farmer's market on Sundays. View all the beautiful boats traveling through the locks or take a hike over at Pebbles Island. Cost: $15.00 1 hour or $20.00 2 hours.
***BRAND NEW 2017 PERCEPTION INVENTORY THIS YEAR - COME TRY THEM OUT****
MORE NEW AND MORE DIFFERENT --- PADDLE / PEDAL THE ERIE CANAL (NEW FOR 2017):
Every Sunday in May - weather permitting (10:00 am - ??)
Drop your bike at "The Point" at Blain's Bay Marina (the second entrance from the Marina) then drive to Lions Park (the old Train Station) in Niskayuna. Arrive at the park by 10:00 am for push off.
Paddle miles down the beautiful Erie Canal under the Thaddeus Kosciusko Bridge (aka "Twin Bridges") back to your bike. Pack a lunch or visit their Riverview Café (seasonal hours) and peddle back to your car on the
Mohawk Hudson Bike Trail.
Please call, text or email your reservation for our Paddle / Pedal excursion. We are limited to 16 reservations. Cost: $35.00
OTHER AWESOME KAYAK EVENTS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: (Reservations May Be Required):
DATE: EVENT: LOCATION:
DATE: EVENT: LOCATION:
May 13, 2017
Saturday 8am - 12pm
September 9, 2017
Schenectady County Pedal-Paddle-Run
This event will be held on the streets, the Mohawk Bikeway, and the Mohawk River within the Town of Niskayuna and City of Schenectady. Registration required.
Kayaking 4 Meso
This is the 7th annual Kayaking 4 Meso.
Everyone will be kayaking down the Hudson River from Stillwater, NY to Halfmoon, NY. The goal is to raise awareness of asbestos-caused Mesothelioma. Mark Wells daughter, Linda, has been battling this disease for many years. There is no known cure, but by raising awareness, & donations for research, there is hope. Monies raised will be donated to Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation.
Everyone will be launching from Admiral’s Marina at 9:30AM sharp and paddling to the Halfmoon Lighthouse Park. This is approximately an eight mile paddle and will be traveling through 3 locks. There will be festivities at the end with food and refreshments from 1:00 to 4:00. A morning shuttle bus is being planned for anyone who wants their car at the end when they arrive at the Halfmoon Lighthouse Park..
Aqueduct Park / Boat House