Resource posted by: Going Coastal, Inc
Created on: January 8, 2012
The NY-NJ Harbor Estuary Paddling Guide map highlights points of access that allow the public to navigate Harbor Estuary waters and to promote the appreciation, conservation and protection of local waters and wildlife. The estuary offers a variety of experiences to satisfy differing interests and skill levels. Some areas are more challenging for beginners
Paddling in the estuary can be a safe and rewarding experience. It's a good idea to check the website or call the venues to verify launch conditions and permit requirements before visiting these sites. Even now, changes are occurring or planned in numerous locations. Many of these changes will create even greater accessibility. Also bear in mind that weather, tides and maintenance can alter site conditions.
Be aware that the estuary is an active port criss-crossed by commercial channels and ferry routes. It is best to paddle in groups - consider joining a local community boating program. Be visible and stay clear of federal channels, bridge anchorages, security areas and fragile natural areas.
Request a map or view the electronic map online by visiting www.goingcoastal.org