Guide to Boating in New York City Suburbs
By NYMetroParents Staff

Guide to Boating in New York City Suburbs

May 16, 2014   |   Summer Activities  

You're away from the hustle and bustle of the city, now get away from land too, and head out on the water! Find details on boat, canoe, and kayak rentals, tours, and events in Rockland, Westchester, and Fairfield, CT counties.

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Boat, Canoe, and Kayak Rentals and Tours
Captain a ship (or, more likely, a rowboat, kayak, or canoe), prepare your crew, and take on the open sea–or the nearest river or lake. Details are subject to change, we recommend calling ahead before setting sail! For rentals in other regions and for public accessible boat launches, visit our list here: Looking for fishing? Cast a line at these locations:



Rockland County

Baker Camp
7 Lakes Dr., Sloatsbrug
Rent a rowboat, kayak or canoe and enjoy the private setting of and clear water of Lake Sebago!

Paradise Boats Inc
15 Paradise Ave., Piermont
Weekends and holidays May-June, 9am-5pm; July-August, 8am-5pm; weekdays by appointment
Rent a kayak, canoe or rowboat and explore the Hudson River Reserve! If you want a little guidance, kayak lessons and tours and sailing lessons are available by appointment.

Westchester County

Croton Sailing
2 Elliot Way, Croton
Whether you’re new to sailing or a seasoned sailor who wants to hone your skills, Croton has a program for you. Adult and youth sailing lessons offered.

Hudson River Recreation
Various locations
Memorial Day-Labor Day
Rent a canoe or kayak to travel the Hudson or Croton rivers, starting from one of Hudson River Recreation’s multiple launches. Lessons and guided tours also available, like the Croton River Tour, which requires no previous experience.

Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park
2597 Crompond Road, Yorktown Heights
Rowboats and pedal boats are available for rent at this park named after the 32nd president of the United States.

Wampus Pond
Route 128, Armonk
Weekends and holidays Memorial Day-Labor Day, 8am-5pm
Rent a rowboat to traverse this natural pond, named “wampus” after the Native American word for “opossum.”

Fairfield County, CT

Fairfield Kayak Company
Various locations
May 15-October 1, weekends and holidays 9:30am-6pm; weekdays by appointment
Rent a kayak, canoe or stand up paddleboard to be picked up or delivered along the Long Island Sound. Group availability for company outings, family reunions, and birthday!

Squantz Pond State Park
178 Shortwoods Road, New Fairfield
Memorial Day-Labor Day, weekdays 11am-5pm; weekends 10-6pm
Squantz Pond offers canoe and kayak rentals on a first come-first served basis.


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