Please send photos of you and your Back-up paddle at your favorite place to kayak along with a description. (If you’re like my Mom, who used to scissor edit herself out of photos, then just send a picture of the paddle in the cockpit of your boat ?).

This photo is at the Long Dock Park in Beacon N.Y. If you calculate the tidal current you can have a nice paddle to the lower part of Fishkill Creek and back. That paddle holder is a new product coming soon!

When to visit Year-round daily dawn to dusk. PLEASE NOTE: an electronic gate blocks access to the park after dark. Closing times vary seasonally, as follows: Nov. 1–March 13 6:30 p.m. March 14–Memorial Day 8 p.m. Memorial Day–Labor Day 9 p.m. Labor Day–Oct. 31 7:30 p.m. Scenic Hudson’s Long Dock Park From Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, go 1.8 miles south on Route 9D, right on Beekman St., right on Red Flynn Drive then immediate left on Long Dock Rd. 23 Long Dock Rd Beacon, NY 12508