Founded in 1902, Inwood Canoe Club is the oldest canoe and kayak club in Manhattan.
"Seasons Come and Go, but Inwood is Forever"
Every Sunday from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, the Inwood Canoe Club invites members of the public who can swim to join us for a guided, 20-25 minute kayak tour of the Hudson River just north of the George Washington Bridge. We paddle from 10:00 to 12:00, but guests are asked to arrive between 9:30 and 11:15 to ensure they get a spot. No prior experience is needed, and all equipment is provided.
Steve Kelly has seen a lot in his lifetime of paddling. He’s competed in two Olympic Games and officiated at three. He qualified in 1980 and ended up in the middle of a geopolitical maelstrom, forced to sit out when President Carter declared a boycott. He was at the Munich games when an act of terrorism changed the Olympic landscape forever.
But if you want to hear Kelly get emotional, ask him about the 1988 fire that destroyed the Inwood Canoe Club.
Founded in 1902, the ICC is the oldest canoe and kayak club in Manhattan. While we are now a recreational club, the Inwood Canoe Club was once a training ground for canoe racers. Between 1956 and 1984, seven members of the ICC proudly represented the U.S. in the Olympics.