So a couple years ago my wife and I were visiting green Lakes State Park in New York. The y have two “Glacial” lakes that have been unadulterated since the glaciers and are a pretty green tinted water that is actually pretty clear. They had kayaks to rent and a tandem was available so we went. That’s where this story begins. We had a great time out on the lake. ( you can only use their boats to keep the lakes pristine).
Then earlier this year my neighbors son has two kayaks he says we could borrow anytime.
We take him up on the deal and go to the small near by lake in Medina, NY.
Hook, line and sinker.
We were both hooked from that time.
So now we are want to borrow them again like 2 weeks later but he is nowhere to be found.
So one of us suggests going shopping for our own. We went to several sporting goods stores, wally world, and another store. Nothing really appealed to us.
There is a canoe and kayak store not too far from us, actually closer than some of the sporting goods stores we went to, but in the opposite direction.
We decide to check it out. They have a pond you can try them out on before you buy.
Well we spent about 4 times what i was thinking at the beginning of this adventure, However the equipment we have is WAY better than anything we looked at before and after actually trying a couple different kayaks out we are very happy with what we have.
I was searching online for places in the area to kayak in and found this app for my cellphone.
THANKS for creating this. My job takes me all over Niagara, Erie, Orleans and Genesee counties in western New York and I have found several places to go close by and several places we will be going to in the southerntier for long weekend outings.
My goal is to go to several locations on the map and leave input on the location with pictures of launch areas and random pictures of the paddling areas.
As said earlier, we really enjoy lake glenwood in medina. we usually spent 4 hrs paddling, letting the wind or current take us where it will, paddling up the the falls at the other end , or just sitting in one of the alcoves. Most people just paddle up the the falls and back.
I’ll copy some pictures from my phone to the computer later and post some in the picture section or maybe even start another thread of the places we’ve been so far.