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  Kayak clubs in Western New York ?
  Posted by: papatomack on Mar-02-13 8:43 AM (EST)
   Category: Kayaks 

I'm trying to locate some kayak clubs in western New York Buffalo/ Niagara Falls area. The computer gives me a few but not very close by. Would appreciate anyones input, thanks, Tom Atkinson 3-2-13

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  not exactly "close"
  Posted by: willowleaf on Mar-02-13 12:45 PM (EST)
-- Last Updated: Mar-02-13 12:46 PM EST --

The Cataraqui Canoe Club in Kingston, Ontario is a very active and skilled group of both kayak and canoe paddlers with a lot of outings. Not exactly "close" (3 to 4 hours drive?) but some of their trips might be closer to you.

  Buffalo outdoor meetup
  Posted by: dc9mm on Mar-02-13 2:21 PM (EST)
Buffalo Outdoor Meetup (BOM'ers). Not really a kayak/canoe club but they have paddles in the summer time.They have a meetup for roll class March 12 tuesday at indoor pool. More info here

Also Evergreen Outfitters located in Ashville NY does a few paddles I go on like the Barcelona Harbor paddle on Tuesday evenings about a hour drive from Buffalo.Evergreen Outfitters are the ones doing the roll class.They also have many other paddles I have done with them. There based near Chautauqua Lake.

Also Path peaks and paddles has tuesday and thursday paddles free if you have your own kayak.
they also have some paid trips.

Plus I go with another group run by Bob not a club but we had a kayak party this past January and had over 70 paddlers there. Paddle Oak Orchard creek and others. I use my plastic kayak on paddles like that. Bob is a guy who just knows a ton of people and arranges paddles. You can email me for more info.
  Posted by: sjt78 on Mar-02-13 2:23 PM (EST)
-- Last Updated: Mar-02-13 2:25 PM EST --

I live in Western NY and know about a couple of shops that schedule trips. email me

Edit: I see cd9mm beat me to the punch...I think for that the three of us should go for a paddle?

  Posted by: dc9mm on Mar-03-13 1:47 PM (EST)
Yes the three of us on a paddle when it warms up is good with me. Iam not a winter paddler even though I have a drysuit. If theres snow I stick to skiing.
  Cold weather kayaking? NOT !
  Posted by: papatomack on Mar-04-13 8:31 AM (EST)
Thanks for the input everyone, from the looks of the weather it will be awhile before I go out kayaking. I own a canoe and can handle it okay but this is my first time at kayaking and I have an inflatable Sea Eagle SE 330 that I'm anxious to try however at 75 years of age the water will have to be warm enough to sustain life should I roll over. I'll keep you guys in mind for a future paddle get together and Oak Orchard looks like a great place to go as I'm familiar with that area being from Niagara Falls,NY. Tom Atkinson 3-4-13
  Oak Orchard
  Posted by: dc9mm on Mar-04-13 12:44 PM (EST)
The one group I go with do Oak Orchard allot.Its a one way trip as its moving water. Best to use a plastic boat as you will scrape and hit a few rocks and the like. We get in near the 104 and down the 63 a little and get out at Townline Rd just before the bridge at Oak Orchard River Rd.We stop about halfway down for lunch. There is a spot with a few chairs for lunch and a trash can for any garbage.We car pool most of the cars to the end.
  Chautauqua Lake
  Posted by: sjt78 on Mar-04-13 9:50 PM (EST)
I mostly paddle Chautauqua Lake so if you are ever in that area let me know. This year I'll be on the lookout for some new areas to paddle. I have a glass boat so I need to be somewhat careful of where I paddle. The past two years I've done Paddles Up Niagara which has been fun. I do a lot of solo paddling so whenever I get a chance to paddle with others it is welcome.
  Chautauqua Lake
  Posted by: dc9mm on Mar-04-13 11:08 PM (EST)
Sure I have paddled Chautauqua Lake a little bit, I did the end to end challenge put on by Evergreen outfitters. 18 mile run. I too have a fiberglass kayak and also my plastic one for places like oak Orchard (no glass boats there).Iam in Tonawanda right near the river so I paddle there too quite a bit. Cant wait for it to warm up. Planning a trip to Georgion Bay for this summer. Its only a 4 to 6 hour drive depending on were I decide to go.
  Chautauqua Lake
  Posted by: papatomack on Mar-05-13 8:37 AM (EST)
sjt78, thanks for the info, I'll e-mail you when I'm down in your area,probably June, Tom, 3-5-13
  Posted by: rblturtle on Mar-04-13 1:52 PM (EST)
there is a yahoo paddling group-wny paddliung and more. we mostly paddle solo canoes,but darkside boats often come on our paddles an are welcomed.
  Genessee Valley ADK
  Posted by: TomD on Mar-05-13 2:15 PM (EST)
Genessee Valley chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club has a paddling group.... they run quite a number of day trips during the year.


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