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Kayaking in NY State

Whether you're paddling the salt marshes of Long Island, enjoying a quiet jaunt along a lake in the Adirondacks or wrestling with Class IV whitewater on the Mighty Fish Creek in Taberg, New York State has some of the best paddling in the USA. This site is dedicated to those who love the outdoors and live their lives enjoying and protecting our waterways for future generations. Please feel free to wander our site, use the resources we've compiled and share the site with others. If we've missed anything, please drop us a note. Enjoy the ride!

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Kayaking in NewYork


Whitewater, Lake, Pond, Ocean and
Still Water Kayaking in NY State

Topographic maps with whitewater kayaking routes on Fish Creek in Taberg NY

East Branch of Fish Creek

Whitewater, Class II-V

Taberg, NY

(315) 336-5771

Wellnesste Lodge

Fish Creek, otherwise known as “The Mighty Fish” is a top Northeastern USA white-water run for experienced kayakers. Great runs can be had in early spring to early summer and often again in the fall with the Autumn rains. There are no planned releases on Fish Creek so check out what Mother Nature is dishing out before making your trip. The folks at Wellnesste Lodge (they have great cabins for kayaking enthusiasts) own a 1/2 mile of river frontage and have resources on their website for local kayakers.

Lake kayaking on Oneida Lake from Verona State Park in Central NY

Verona State Park

Lake Kayaking on Oneida Lake

Sylvan Beach/ Verona NY

(315) 762-4463

Verona State Park

Located along the Eastern shore of New York State’s largest inland lake (Oneida Lake), Verona State Park and the surrounding coastline is an ideal place to launch and explore for flatwater adventure. Still water/ lake kayaking can be enjoyed in this portion of Central NY by kayakers of all ages. There are coves, feeder streams and rivers and open water for all to enjoy. Oneida Lake is also well known for its fishing so we recommend bringing a pole along for the ride!