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Paddling Long Island and New York City: The Best Sea Kayaking from Montauk to Manhasset Bay to Manhattan (Hardcover)

Paddling Long Island and New York City: The Best Sea Kayaking from Montauk to Manhasset Bay to Manhattan By Kevin Stiegelmaier Cover Image
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Paddling Long Island is the only book on the market to depict routes and destinations across the whole of Long Island and the New York City area. And it showcases 50 of the very best. It is a diverse selection, too. After all, according to skill level, weather, personal mood, and other factors, a paddler may want open, fast water one day, but a quiet, protected experience at another time, and something in-between later on. It's all here, from New York City to the far eastern tip of Long Island's Montauk Point.

What's more, the book's guidance and language are geared to wide-ranging skill levels: the novice will be enlightened and encouraged, and the seasoned kayaker or canoeist will be engaged and engrossed. That is because the author's intimate, lifelong knowledge of the area's waterways shines in his descriptions of natural and social histories, humorous stories, personal anecdotes, and beautiful black-and-white photographs.

In addition, the author provides contact information on local paddling clubs, outfitters, and Internet links. And a final extensive section on personal safety, boat and equipment preparedness, and related topics makes this book an invaluable tool.

About the Author

Kevin Stiegelmaier enjoys a lifelong devotion to nature and the outdoors. Growing up on Long Island instilled in him a love of the ocean and led to a degree in Marine Biology. It also inspired the purchase of his first kayak and the beginning of what has been a 14-year passion with paddling. In that time Kevin has canoed and kayaked on every type of water in every state along the East Coast, although he prefers exploring the waters of his home state, New York. Kevin currently lives on the north shore of Long Island with his two children and teaches high school biology whenever he is not paddling.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781634042291
ISBN-10: 1634042298
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
Publication Date: July 1st, 2018
Pages: 256
Language: English