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Menasha Ridge Press :: Canoeing and Kayaking :: Paddling Long Island and New York City
Paddling Long Island and New York City
Paddling Long Island and New York City 
The Best Sea Kayaking from Montauk to Manhasset Bay to Manhattan

Paddling Long Island is the only book on the market to depict routes and destinations across the whole of Long Island and the New York City area. And it showcases 50 of the very best. It is a diverse selection, too. After all, according to skill level, weather, personal mood, and other factors, a paddler may want open, fast water one day, but a quiet, protected experience at another time, and something in-between later on. Itís all here, from New York City to the far eastern tip of Long Islandís Montauk Point. 

Whatís more, the bookís guidance and language are geared to wide-ranging skill levels: the novice will be enlightened and encouraged, and the seasoned kayaker or canoeist will be engaged and engrossed. That is because the authorís intimate, lifelong knowledge of the areaís waterways shines in his descriptions of natural and social histories, humorous stories, personal anecdotes, and beautiful black-and-white photographs. 

For example, among the 50 entries, the author tells of Cold Spring Harbor, nestled between Oyster Bay and Huntington, and steeped in maritime history. He gives some back story on Little Neck Bay, home to littleneck clams but also where he says you will likely see a fin flip or a tail splash as the striped bass catch their prey. And he will take you to Setauket Harbor and tell you why itís his personal paddling favorite. 

But not all waxes euphoric, as there are practical considerations when striking out on water, and this guidebook is a good friend to have along. It describes the best times to paddle the 50 harbor, inlet, bay, and river routes; alerts readers to each paddleís difficulty level and estimated length; and suggests side trips, optional trip extensions, and alternate routes to paddle depending on weather conditions. Easy-to-follow maps, complete with GPS coordinates and driving directions, add to this bookís high value.

In addition, the author provides contact information on local paddling clubs, outfitters, and Internet links. And a final extensive section on personal safety, boat and equipment preparedness, and related topics makes this book an invaluable tool.


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About Kevin Stiegelmaier
Kevin Stiegelmaier has always been a lover of the outdoors and nature. Growing up on Long Island instilled in him a love of the ocean and led to a degree in Marine Biology. It also led to the purchase of his first kayak and the beginning of what has been a ten year passion with paddling. In that time Kevin has canoed and kayaked on every type of water in every state along the East Coast, although he prefers exploring the waters of his home state, New York. Kevin currently lives on the north shore of Long Island with his wife and daughter and teaches Middle School Science whenever he is not paddling. He is the author of Canoeing and Kayaking New York and Paddling Long Island and New York City.

 
 
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Author Kevin Stiegelmaier
ISBN 978-0-89732-529-5
Quantity in stock 45 item(s) available
Weight 1.00 lbs
Market price $17.95
Price: $13.46

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