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Come Paddle

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Aug. 31 is our last Open House day of the season! Come join us for a paddle on the Hudson.

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.

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If you’re paddling south of the Tappan Zee Bridge on a warm summer day, you may be startled when what appears to be a large log suddenly breaches the surface and then vanishes to feed on the bottom of the Hudson River. That “log” is a sturgeon.

The Atlantic sturgeon are the largest fish in the Hudson and some can grow to be eight feet long and weigh 200 lbs. Both species have whisker-like barbels instead of teeth, armored plates instead of scales, and leathery skin. These primitive fish date back some 40 million years. 

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Our History

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.

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