Kayaking - Pelham Bay Park
Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx is a great place to get your Kayak out on the water. Far from any big buildings, crowds or loud traffic noise you almost forget you’re in NYC, almost. There is a designated launch site for easy access into the water and a number of small islands to visit not too far from the coast. The parks department does require you to have a permit for hand powered vessels like kayaks but they can be obtained by mail or in person for a low cost fee of $15.00 in any borough.
The Spot: Pelham Bay Park (Orchard Beach Lagoon)
Location: Orchard Beach Rd & Lagoon
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
Get there: Train & Bus Options (F to 6)