Founded in 1902, the Inwood Canoe Club is the oldest canoe and kayak club in Manhattan. On a stretch of shoreline that was once graced by a number of boating clubs, the ICC is the last to survive.
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 represented the U.S. in the Olympic Games.
Twice in its history, the physical building of the ICC has been destroyed by fire, but the club has successfully rebuilt, and is now as strong as ever. The ICC has maintained its facility and community activities through a dedicated and growing membership.
Since 2002 we have served 5500 people, mostly from the Washington Heights and Inwood areas, during our weekly Open House events. Attendees learn paddling skills, gain access to the NYC waterways, and contribute to cleanup efforts along the Hudson’s Shore.
ICC ARCHIVE - Ongoing work