Launch Time 1:00 PM
This paddle is approx 10 miles long and though calm on the canal, we expect to see boat traffic. We will take out at the park across from the restaurant this year to eat our snacks/lunches and stretch our legs. Please be sure that you are comfortable with the length of this paddle, are properly dressed for the paddle and have all appropriate equipment.
Note: We typically stop half way through the paddle for a break. Feel free to bring something to snack on. Also, be sure to note the weather conditions, and check the website for last minute changes or cancellations.
Directions from Syracuse: Take the NYS Thruway west to the Waterloo Exit (Exit 41). At the end of the exit ramp, proceed south on Rt. 414 to Routes 5 & 20. Turn right on Routes 5 & 20. Proceed through the next three stoplights on Route 5 & 20. After the 3rd stoplight, take your next left on to Oak Street. There is a sign for the Community Center and boat ramp if you look closely. Drive all the way to the end of Oak Street. You will pass by the Community Center on your right just before crossing a small bridge onto Oak Island.
Please Note: Directions for each trip are provided to help people unfamiliar with the area to find the location of the trip. They are not meant to necessarily be the most direct route from your own location.