"Seasons Come and Go, but Inwood is Forever"

Come Paddle


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. 


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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