Kayaking & Canoeing

Kayakers and Canoers at Paddle Up

2012 Paddles Up Niagara at Beaver Island State Park, Grand Island, NY. Photo Paul Leuchner

Paddles Up!

Paddles Up Niagara is an annual kayaking & canoeing day sponsored by the Niagara Greenway Commission. Paddlers from all over converge on Grand Island for a day of paddling, rain or shine.

Visiting & interested in rental information? Blue Water Marina is the place to go. Reach Blue Water Marina at 716.773.7884

The Paddles Up Niagara Trail brochure includes a map with launch sites indicated.

Here’s the list of canoe/kayak launch sites around Grand Island:

East River Marsh – East River Rd
River Lea – Beaver Island State Park behind the Historic River Lea Home
Little Beaver Island – Beaver Island State Park north west of the Beaver Island Marina
Fix Road Launch– Fix Road and West River Road
Whitehaven Road Launch – Whitehaven and West River Rd
Eagle Overlook – Buckhorn State Park on the northern tip of Grand Island
Woods Creek – Buckhorn State Park