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SEIS DE MAYO AT CAFE MAYO: Preceded by a Leisure Paddle on Wappingers Lake.

Build up an appetite for margaritas and Mexican food by a leisurely paddle on Wappingers Lake. 


We'll arrive at 5:30 for a 5:45pm launch time. The 88-acre lake abounds with wildlife and plant life as much as it does with the sounds and sights of Rt-9 commercialization.

Paddlers can get within sound of the falls that gave the village it's name or head north and paddle upstream as far as the light current will allow. Pack a fishing rod and camera.

Afterwards, head to Cafe Maya for some Mexican cheer.


Too Calm? Need more Excitement??

Test your lung strength by yelling THE ENTIRE WAY as you paddle beneath the length of the Rt 9 Bridge (aka the Screaming Bridge) where graffiti artists have told us "all the evil of in this town" exists... Believe me, it's harder than you think...



Challenge yourself to paddle through the Route 9 Spider Chamber....


Total Mileage: 3-6 miles
Estimated Paddle Time: 2-3 hours
Special Gear / Requirements: Kayak, paddle, lifevest, headlamp.

Kayak or canoe rentals available (includes lifevest and transport of the boats to the put-in). Email [masked] for details.

Meetup Times and Locations:
5:30 - Arrive
5:45 - Launch

Directions: From I-84: Take Exit 11 and head north on State Route 9D into the Village of Wappingers Falls (about 6.6 mi.). Turn right onto Spring Street, which ends at the lake less than .25 mi.


NOTE: You are responsible for bringing appropriate gear, supplies, clothing, first aid, and lights. You should review topographic maps, tide charts and route features carefully; have confidence in your swimming and self-rescue ability and know where you are, where you're going, and how to get back. This is not a guided trip. In keeping with club philosophy this is your adventure, organizers organize the event but are not tour guides or trip leaders. AWAY Adventure Guide can provide additional attention if desired for a fee. Visit Even if you rent a kayak, you assume full responsibility for your preparedness, welfare and well-being. See suggestions for GEAR on the "About" page for additional gear ideas.

See suggestions for GEAR on the "About" page for additional gear ideas.

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  • Donald

    Awesome way to start the kayaking season off with a nice local paddle right in my backyard!!! Then becoming the most interesting man in the world with my 3 Dos Equis afterwards just made the night complete!!! Great job as always Mike!!!

    1 · May 7, 2014

  • Katherine

    Did Wappingers Creek last weekend and looking forward to this.

    May 5, 2014

  • Tom S.

    This sounds fun. I have a work conflict for Tuesday but if someone without a kayak wants to canoe w me let me know for the next outing!!

    May 2, 2014

    • Tom S.

      Hey Lauren. That would be great, we could maybe start with some flat water and work to some whitewater. Its a mad river explorer canoe and good in rapids....

      May 5, 2014

    • Donna

      Hi Tom, If Lauren isn't able to make the next outing, I'd be interested in trying the canoe. I've kayaked the Hudson River and lakes in the Catskills but haven't tried canoeing. I don't own a kayak either.

      May 5, 2014

  • david

    hey new to the group, will be going hope to see y'all out there

    May 5, 2014

  • Susan T.

    Wouldn't this be Seis de Mayo?

    April 2, 2014

    • Mike K.

      Theres three types of people in the world. Those who can count and those who cannot.

      2 · April 2, 2014

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