Variety and Choice on Lakes and Rivers
People from all walks of life are becoming addicted to the sport of kayaking. It's been an Olympic sports since 1936 and there are kayaking opportunties in every region of New York.
The people who conside themselves kayakers are as diverse as the boats they paddle and the waters they paddle in. Some are die-hard whitewater kayakers, while others thrive on a leisurely paddle on a secluded lake. Still others do it simply to be in the company of friends. .
Whatever drives you to kayak, one thing keep will keep you coming back. It is the indescribable feeling you get from stepping into a kayak, pushing away from shore, dipping your paddle into the water, and taking that first stroke. As you leave your cares, problems, and stresses on the banks, you will feel yourself unwind.
Kayaking is for anybody looking for an opportunity to get out and enjoy the outdoors. In addition to being a fun, easy, and enjoyable, it is also a great low-impact workout. But if you want a more demanding workout and rush, try a small winding river in the Catskills or some fast-moving whitewater in the Adirondacks.