Head over to Pier 26 at Hudson River Park all summer long for free kayaking! Every New Yorker and visitor should experience this unique perspective of Downtown Manhattan and the Freedom Tower while breaking a sweat on a hot summer day.
The Downtown Boathouse provides free kayaking all season long at Pier 26 on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays from 9am-5pm starting now until mid-September. Plus week-nights starting June 18 (Tues-Thurs from 530-7pm) all summer. The Downtown Boathouse's typical season runs until mid-October, weather permitting.
Pro Tip: After kayaking, head next door to City Vineyard for wine & cheese to cap off the perfect day. Other nearby attractions include Grand Banks and Mini Golf at Pier 25. The West Side Highway Path / Hudson River Park is an area of Manhattan that must be explored.
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