Hi everyone! Welcome to the Albany Area Kayaking Meetup group!

PLEASE!!! READ AND UNDERSTAND THE ENTIRE INTRODUCTION TO THE GROUP BEFORE APPLYING FOR MEMBERSHIP!!!

Our purpose:

To link people with experience in kayaking, so that we can go out and paddle, talk about paddling, share skills, experiences, places to go and generally have fun.

That experience should entail knowing what your abilities are on the water and being comfortable there (how long you are able to paddle without stopping), how far you can paddle (some of our trips can be HOURS long),   basic knowledge of safety (PFD, whistle, how not to get runover by a boat going 50 mph, etc.), and the ACCEPTANCE OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY-along with the ABILITY TO SWIM if you need to.

Kayaking can be dangerous if you are new to it, so none of the people in the group want to be held responsible for inexperienced members who might be unprepared. PLEASE UNDERSTAND THIS BEFORE YOU JOIN!

When applying for membership with this group please answer each question in detail.

We want for everyone to have fun and advance their skills so that we can all enjoy the water together!

We encourage you to read up on kayaking in the file section of our meetup group and/or get some books from your local library.

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Welcome, Albany Area Kayakers!

Recent Meetups

  • March 7 · 10:00 AM

    Summer Expo

    11 Kayakers | 5.00

    SUMMER EXPO March 7 & 8, 2015 Be Fit for Life at the 10thAnnual Adirondack Sports & Fitness Summer Expo March 7-8 at Saratoga City Center If you’re eager to get into... Learn more
  • November 10, 2014 · 6:00 PM

    Riverkeeper Volunteer Happy Hour at Albany Pump Station

    4 Kayakers

    *first beer is on the house* We hope you’ll come help Riverkeeper raise a glass in celebration of the 10,000+ hours of dedicated support that you and over 2,000... Learn more
  • October 26, 2014 · 11:00 AM

    Sunday Stroll

    4 Kayakers | 4.50 | 4 Photos

    Boots on the trail at 11:00 am. Meet in the parking area at the end of Ferry Drive. We'll head East to Historic Lock 19; return by a slightly different route that will... Learn more
  • October 5, 2014 · 11:00 AM

    Rockwood lake

    8 Kayakers | 4.50 | 29 Photos

    This is a very nice small lake in the southern Adirondacks see trip report on 4/26/14 for details. Water temp's are starting to drop so make sure you pack a dry bag with... Learn more
  • September 27, 2014 · 10:00 AM

    Stewart landing to Canada Lake

    4 Kayakers | 5.00 | 7 Photos

    We will launch near the Stewart landing dam and paddle to Canada lake(about 4 miles one way). We will stop for lunch or snacks on the way. Bring sunscreen, water, what... Learn more
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Bill

I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.

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