9781628420319

AMC's Best Sea Kayaking in the Mid-Atlantic Forty of the Best Paddling Adventures from New York to Virginia

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  • ISBN13:

    9781628420319

  • ISBN10:

    1628420316

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2016-04-07
  • Publisher: Appalachian Mountain Club Books
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Summary

Get ready to launch your kayak and wet your paddles with this brand new guide from the Appalachian Mountain Club, featuring 40 of the best coastal paddling adventures from New York to Virginia.

This concise guide highlights the top kayaking trips that can be completed in a day or turned into an overnight, from the New York City Water Trail, threading its way through all five boroughs, to beautiful Virginia Beach on the Chesapeake Bay. Paddle amongst the historic sailboats of Baltimore's Inner Harbor or pay a visit to the wild ponies of Assateague Island.

Each trip includes a full description and map of the route, plus information on launches, tide and currents, and nearby attractions. An at-a-glance trip planner makes choosing the perfect paddling trip a snap and a selection of fascinating nature and history essays make this an indispensable guide to kayaking on the Mid-Atlantic seaboard.

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Author Biography

SHORT BIO:

Michaela Riva Gaaserud is a longtime sports and guidebook writer who has paddled throughout much of the United States and Canada writing for national publications such as Canoe & Kayak and Paddler magazines. This is her seventh guidebook.

LONG BIO:

Michaela Riva Gaaserud is a longtime sports and guidebook writer who has paddled throughout much of the United States and Canada writing for national publications such as Canoe & Kayak and Paddler magazines. This is her seventh guidebook. Other publications include Sea Kayaking the Baltimore/Washington D.C. Area; Lake Placid: With the Olympic Village, Lake George and New York's Adirondacks; Moon Virginia and Maryland; Moon Virginia; Moon Maryland; and Moon Spotlight Coastal Virginia.

Table of Contents

NEW YORK
1. Pelham Bay Park to New Rochelle
Essay 1: New York City Water Trail
2. Jamaica Bay
3. Oyster Bay
4. Shelter Island
5. Sebonac Creek
Essay 2: Riverhead Foundation marine mammal rescueorganization
6. Sag Harbor
Essay 3: Windmills of Long Island
7. Three Mile Harbor
8. Montauk Lake
NEW JERSEY
9. Cape May Harbor
Essay 4: The Cape May Diamonds
10. Sandy Hook
Essay 5: Sandy Hook All Women Lifeguard Tournament
11. Delaware River
12. Brigantine Wildlife Refuge
13. Cedar Creek
14. Sedge Island Kayak Trail
DELAWARE
15. Broadkill River
16. Cape Henlopen State Park Delaware Bay
Essay 6: Horseshoe Crab Invasion Nature's Success Story
17. Delaware Seashore State Park
18. Assawoman Bay
MARYLAND
19. Point Lookout
Essay 7: The Haunted Point
20. Annapolis
Essay 8: Ego Alley
21. Baltimore Harbor
Essay 9: Baltimore Harbor's Historic Ships
22. Solomons Island
Essay 10: Calvert Cliffs
23. Blackwater Wildlife Refuge
24. Tighman Island Water Trail
25. Janes Island
26. Transquaking River
27. Wye Island
28. Assateague Island
Essay 11: The Wild Ponies of Assateague Island
VIRGINIA
29. Jamestown Island
Essay 12: The Historic Triangle
30. Reedville
Essay 13: The Steamboat Era
31. Fleets Island
32. Matthews Blueway Water Trail
33. Chincoteague Island
34. Virginia Coast Reserve Mockhorn Island
35. Onancock
36. Tangier Island
Essay 14: An Island On Borrowed Time
37. Virginia Beach
38. Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge
39. Cedar Island
40. North Bay Loop Sandbridge Marsh
Essay 15: Dark Days for the American Black Duck

Appendix A: Information & Resources
Appendix B: Float Plan
Appendix C: More Reading
Index
About the Author
Appalachian Mountain Club
About AMC in the Mid-Atlantic
AMC Book Updates

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