Do you want to get into whitewater kayaking or canoeing, improve your skills, or meet fun people to paddle with?
Kayak & Canoe Club of New York is your answer!
Kayak & Canoe Club of New York is one of the largest whitewater clubs in the East, and despite our name, serve New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut as well as New York, where we formed in 1959. KCCNY features a whitewater paddling program with novice, intermediate, or expert trips planned for each weekend of the paddling season, though the die hards paddle year round! We run rivers from Canada to the Carolinas, with most trips within a three-hour drive of New York City.
Our schedule has trips for the normal rainy seasons, most eastern water releases and occasionally ocean surfing, as well as practice and play on the ever-flowing Delaware.
KCCNY offers instructional opportunities for everyone from the beginner through advanced paddlers. The winter pool sessions which will return when we feel it is again safe to be close together indoors are an excellent time for boaters to begin learning or sharpening up their Eskimo roll, which makes whitewater kayaking safer and more fun.
While on the rivers, veteran paddlers will gladly give useful hints to better boating. We even have several ACA-certified instructors who assist with pool session rolling practice and schedule various formal instruction trips throughout the paddling season.
Off the river, KCCNY is noted for our longstanding efforts at conservation and river management. We continue to be a force in negotiating with our area hydropower producers and government agencies to make river resources available for recreational use. Many paddlers are unaware of the long battles local clubs have waged to achieve recreational releases on popular rivers such as the Deerfield and Mongaup. We also raise and donate funds to organizations such as American Rivers and American Whitewater to help their programs in river conservation and paddler access.
Although KCCNY technically owns no boats or paddling equipment, several paddlers loan out some of their equipment and we can offer advice on the type of boat to purchase and the best place to purchase new and used paddling gear.
To join us go to kccny.com.
This site is the informational site for the Kayak and Canoe Club of New York. Go to KCCNY.com for trips, official policies and administration as well as resources such as our river release schedule and gauges.