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


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

  • May 21 · 5:00 PM

    Burden Lake Paddle, West Sand Lake, NY

    2 Kayakers

    Burden Lake is In Rensselaer county near the town of West Sand Lake. We'll meet at the second dike near Kay's Pizza. Here are the directions to Kay's: http://... Learn more
  • May 3 · 10:00 AM

    Dunham Reservoir

    8 Kayakers | 5.00

    This is an easy spring paddle. Total distance will be 3 to 4 miles. Hulls wet at 10 am Dress for cold water. No cotton clothing. Bring a change of clothes with you in a... Learn more
  • May 2 · 9:00 AM

    Saratoga Paddlefest

    7 Kayakers

    Saratoga Paddlefest May 2 & 3, 2015 on Fish Creek in Saratoga Springs, Free Admission Saturday: 9am to 6pm, Sunday: 9am to 5pm The capital region's largest on-water... Learn more
  • April 25 · 11:00 AM

    Franklinton Vlaie Wildlife management Area

    3 Kayakers | 5.00 | 10 Photos

    This is a very nice paddle see trip report from 4/24/2014. The paddle will be about 4 miles. Dress for cold water NO COTTON CLOTHING wetsuit or drysuit  work best but... Learn more
  • April 19 · 11:00 AM

    Train station

    10 Kayakers | 5.00 | 13 Photos

    I checked on the launch site on Wed and I have never seen this launch look so good. There is hard packed dirt right to the water line and no mud in the water. Hulls wet... Learn more
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