PADDLE OUTING REQUIREMENTS
- PFDs (Personal Flotation Devices) must be worn while on the water
- On “Big Water” trips, such as those on the Hudson River (see exceptions below), Long Island Sound and Lake George, the minimum boat length is 13.5 ft. and boats must have dual bulkheads or flotation devices in bow and stern; unless the boat is a sit-on-top kayak. Canoes do not come under these “Big Water” requirements.
How to Get Started Kayaking: 2014 Presentations
All ADK members are welcomed to attend and/or assist with the presentations–No kayaking experience is necessary. Contact: Don Urmston: Mrurmston@gmail.com or 845-457-4552
Always wanted to try kayaking but don’t know how to get started? Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) trip leader Don Urmston will tell you how to get started, what gear you’ll need, where to go paddling, where to meet other paddlers and where to get instruction on your technique. See and feel the difference in kayaks, paddles and other equipment with our hands-on presentation. Special attention is given to kayak safety and choosing your first kayak. Whether you just want to paddle occasionally or you want to become an expert sea kayaker, this program will get you started. Free to all.
Thurs. March 6, Beacon Library 6:30pm
Tues. March 18, Saugerties Library 6:00pm
Sun. April 6, Pine Plains Library 2pm
Sun. April 13, Gardiner Library, 12:30PM
Tues. April 22, Elting Library, New Paltz 7:00pm
Tues. April 29, East Fishkill Library, 7pm
Wed. April 30, Goshen Library, 6:30pm
Fri. June 13, Mt. St. Mary Desmond Campus 6pm