Low-cost canoe & kayak trips and instruction in the NYC Metro Area



New to paddling?  We can get your feet wet.  Click to join one of our upcoming trips:


Sun, Feb 26, 2023: Pool Sessions (NJ)


Sun, Mar 5, 2023: Pool Sessions (NJ)


Sun, Mar 12, 2023: Pool Sessions (NJ)


Sun, Mar 19, 2023: Pool Sessions (NJ)


Sat, Mar 25, 2023: Upper Beaverkill (NY)


Sun, Mar 26, 2023: Ramapo River (NY)


Sun, Mar 26, 2023: Pool Sessions (NJ)


Sat, Apr 1, 2023: Farmington River (CT)


Sat, Apr 8, 2023: Wilderness First Aid (MA)


Sat, Apr 22, 2023: Great Swamp (NY)


Sat-Sun, Apr 22-23, 2023: SOLO Wilderness First Aid (CT)


The Appalachian Mountain Club (New York-North Jersey Chapter) is a non-profit organization providing low-cost canoe and kayak trips and instruction.   On most weekends throughout the year, we paddle on quiet water, whitewater and sea kayak trips.  Most of our trips are around New York City and New Jersey, but we occasionally travel from Canada to Georgia looking for fun paddling opportunities.  We have our own fleet of rental canoes and kayaks, so you need not have your own boat to join us.