Gowanus Canal Gowanus Canal

In addition to our waterfront tours, that are scheduled by appointment, we offer FREE canoeing and we promote the walking and bicycle tours listed below. Unless otherwise noted, Gowanus canoeing events depart from 2nd St. near Bond St. Walking tours depart from 9th St. F/G Subway entrance near Smith St. Bicycle tours depart from Brooklyn Borough Hall at Court and Joralemon Sts. We invite you to experience canoeing and kayaking events with the Red Hook Boaters and the Long Island City Community Boathouse

Directions to 2nd St. Canal Launch Site: Take the To F Line Route and Schedule or To G Line Route and Schedule to Carroll Street - exit to front of Bklyn-bound train, cross Smith St. and walk three blocks down 2nd Street to the Canal.

2006 Discovery Canoeing
Unless otherwise noted, events are at 2nd St. launch, (activity in red)

 

August

September

October

Wednesday August 2nd

5:30 pm - 7:30pm

Canoeing

Saturday September 2nd

1:30pm - 5:00pm

Red Hook Waterfront Tour - by Reservation

 

Saturday August 12th

11:00am - 5:00pm

Governors Isle Trip - by Reservation

 

Wednesday September 6th

5:30 pm - 7:30pm

Canoeing

Sunday October 8th

10:00am - 3:00pm

Open House NY
no reservations, first come, first served

 

Sunday August 13th

10:00am - 2:00pm

Canoeing

 

11:00am departure from Smith / 9th Sts

Gowanus Shore Walk and Canoeing

Shore Walkers

 

Sunday September 10th

10:00am - 2:00pm

Coastal Cleanup and Canoeing

American Littoral Society

 

 

Sunday October 15th

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Oktoberfest

 

11:00am departure from Smith / 9th Sts

Gowanus Shore Walk and Canoeing

Shore Walkers

 

Thursday August 17th

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Canoeing

Thursday September 21st

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Blues Cruise Party and Canoeing

Saturday October 28th

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Canoeing

Please return to this page at the beginning of each month as we may be adding or removing events! Events are canceled if it is raining 30 min. before the start time. Rain during an event postpones on water activity.

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