LONG ISLAND KAYAK TOURS
LOCATIONS: Bayville, Cold Spring Harbor, East Rockaway, Easthampton, Freeport, Great River, Lindenhurst, Massapequa, Merrick, Northport, Setauket, Shelter Island, Stony Brook, Wantagh, West Babylon
NEW LOCATIONS: Alhambra Ave. Beach (Massapequa), Venetian Shores Beach( Lindenhurst), Sea Gull Restaurant (West Babylon)
FOR PRIVATE LESSONS - Private lessons can be conducted at any public beach in the area with public access - or from your back yard if you are on the water and it is accessible by kayak
ALBANY AVE. RAMP, FREEPORT
Meadowbrook Pkwy South to Merrick Rd. West exit – stay in left lane of exit ramp and turn left ( 90 degrees not 45) - go straight until you see ramp on left
ALHAMBRA AVE. , MASSEPEQUA
Seaford-Oyster Bay Expwy. ( Rt. 135) SOUTH to last exit (Merrick Rd. East) - Go about 1 mile east until you see Massapequa lake on your left side - then turn RIGHT on Alhambra Ave. - Go to the end of the rd ( about 1/2 mile) - parking lot is on right
Pkwy North to 25A West – Go West about 4 miles on 25A to Waterside
Dr.(Cow Harbor Inn and Nocello’s Restaurant on the corner)- Make Right
an Waterside and go straght to Eaton’s Neck Rd. – Bear Left at fork
onto Eaton’s Neck Rd.- Stay on Eaton’s Neck Rd. – go up hill,
past Keyspan plant, past Soccer park, down hill - Immediately past
Steer’s Beach on your Left is Asharoken Beach ( large PAVED parking lot
) There is an entrance fee before 5 pm from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
BAY PARK, EAST ROCKAWAY
Southern State Pkwy to Exit 19 South ( Peninsula Blvd) South on Peninsula to Ocean Ave - make Left ( South) on Ocean Ave - Stay on Ocean Ave Southbound - Cross over Sunrise Hwy. - Keep going straight ( south) and follow green signs to Bay Park
BEEKMAN'S BEACH, OYSTER BAY
Route 106 North to Oyster Bay north of 25 A - Left on Lexington ( Hess Station on corner) - straight to the end – make Left on Main St.- make next Right on Larabee - go past railroad tracks - Left towards The Waterfront Center and Beekmans Beach (big parking lot at the end of road)
CARMAN'S RIVER, BROOKHAVEN
Island Expressway to Exit 68 - Take William Floyd Pkwy SOUTH to Montauk
Hwy., Right ( west) on Montauk Hwy. - GO PAST THE RIVER AND CANOE SHOP by
about 1/2 mile and turn LEFT on Old Stump Rd. - Take Old Stump Rd. to the
end and make a LEFT on Beaver Dam Rd. - Take Beaver Dam Rd. to the river
CENTRE ISLAND BEACH, BAYVILLE
Long Island Expy to exit 41 N - Route 106 North to Oyster Bay - Left on Lexington ( Hess Station on corner) - straight until the end and make left onto W. Main St. - Take W. Main St. to fork in road and bear right on to West Shore Rd. - Continue north on West Shore Rd. – cross over bridge into Bayville and make first right onto West Harbor Drive – continue straight until West Harbor Dr. merges with Bayville Ave. – Look for entrance to Centre Island Beach about 200 yds ahead on right
COLD SPRING HARBOR BOAT RAMP
Long Island Expy. To exit 44N, Get off at Jericho Tpk East exit, - Go east on Jericho to Woodbury Rd., - Turn Left on Woodbury Rd., - Turn Left on Rt 108 ( Harbor Rd.), - At end of Rt. 108 zig-zag left and right on to Rt 25A East - Look for parking lot on right with sign that says State Boat ramp - (just before village and shops)
For a history of the area click these links:
CONNETQUOT RIVER, GREAT RIVER
Southern State Parkway East to exit 45E ( 27A east or Montauk Hwy east) Go to 1st traffic lite and make a right turn ( Great River Rd – Bayard Cutting Arboretum is on the corner) - Go all the way to the end of the rd – You will see a white brick wall and a steel gate and a sign that says Timber Point County Park – Marina and Golf Course – DO NOT GO IN !!!! - Look to your LEFT – you will see a dirt road and a sign that says “park closes at dusk” – take this Dirt road all the way to the River
For a history of the area click these links:
CONSCIENCE BAY, SETAUKET
Long Island Expy to exit 62N – Nicholls Rd North to the end -Turn Right (east) on 25A - Straight ahead about 1 mile –Go Past Old Town Rd, Then past Gnarled Hollow Rd ( Old Gas Station on corner), Make next Left onto Shore Rd ( Hardware Store on left corner) - Go past Canoe/Kayak Shop about 2-3 blocks to water where road turns right – at curve is a Brookhaven Town Beach ( very small)And a small parking lot on side
COECLES HARBOR, SHELTER ISLAND
Follow sign that says Rt. 114, Shelter Island Ferry
Get off ferry – take Rt. 114 South – 1.5 miles to Manwaring Rd. (George’s IGA on right, “Pottery” sign ahead) - Rt. 114 makes a rt. Turn here – don’t turn rIight , but continue straight on Manwaring Rd. for another .4 miles to end ( St. Marks Rd)
Make Right on St. Marks Rd. and go straight .1 miles to Burns Rd.
Make Left on Burns Rd. and go straight .5 miles to Cartwright Rd.
Make Rt. On Cartwright Rd and go .4 miles to Congdon Rd.Make Left on Congdon Rd. and go .1 miles to water
Forge River, Mastic
to Exit 68 South
GEORGICA POND, EASTHAMPTON
(27- also called Main St. or montauk Hwy) East into town of
Go 0.3 mi past Wainscott Post Office and park on rt side of
Gold Star Beach
Hobart Beach, Huntington
directions to Asharoken Beach - below
Sagtikos Pkwy North
to 25A West – Go West about 4 miles on 25A to Waterside Dr.(Cow Harbor
Inn and Nocello’s Restaurant on the corner)- Make Right an Waterside and
go straght to Eaton’s Neck Rd. – Bear Left at fork onto Eaton’s Neck
Rd.- Stay on Eaton’s Neck Rd. – go up hill, past Keyspan
plant, past Soccer park, down hill - Immediately past Steer’s Beach on
your Left is Asharoken Beach (large PAVED parking lot)
Park (Pershing Place)
Meadowbrook Pkwy to Sunrise Hwy West ( exit M8 W) West on Sunrise Hwy to about 3.5 mi. to Long Beach Rd., Left on Long Beach Rd. going south about 3.9 mi., bear right onto Island Pkwy. Go straight .3 mi. to Pershing Place. Right on Pershing place to end –small parking lot – very limited parking – no parking on Pershing Place.
LaCasa Cafe, Northport
Sagtikos/Sunken Meadow Pkwy to Rt 25A West ( last exit before State Park), continue on 25A West for about 3 mi. Turn Right (North) on Waterside Ave.( Cow Harbor Inn on corner), Continue on Waterside until the end - parking lot is on the left.
Lake Ronkonkoma lies just north of the Long Island Expressway and east of Ocean Avenue in Ronkonkoma. To reach the DEC boat launch, take Ocean Avenue north to Rosevale Avenue. Make a right onto Victory Drive. The boat launch entrance, marked with a wooden DEC sign, will appear on your left.
LEVY PARK, MERRICK
Meadowbrook Pkwy South to Merrick Rd. East - Make first right into Levy Park
MANORHAVEN PARK, PORT WASHINGTON
Long Island Expy. to exit 36, take Searingtown Rd. North past 25A (Northern Blvd.) until it becomes Port Washington Blvd.,Turn Left on Main St., Turn Right on Shore Rd.,Turn Left on Manorhaven Blvd., Beach is on Left.
MILBURN RAMP, FREEPORT
Pkwy South to Merrick Rd. West exit – stay in left lane of exit ramp and
bear left on Mill Rd at light ( SHELL Station on corner) Go Straight on
Mill Rd. to Third Light - Bear Left on S. Main St. - turn Rt on Atlantic
Ave. Go Straight about 1 mile to Millburn Park Ramp ( on Right - on
Atlantic Ave) just before bridge going over creek – next to old
NISSEQUOGUE RIVER (Short Beach)
Long Island Expressway to exit 56 ( Route 111 )
Nissequogue State Park
– (there is an
admission fee during season)
Sunken Meadow Parkway North to Pulaski Rd. Exit – East on Pulaski
Rd (becomes E. Northport Rd.) – Straight across 25 A – (becomes Old
Dock Rd.). Old Dock Rd. to St. Johnland Rd., Right on St. Johnland
Rd. to Park Entrance – Left into park Entrance – take main road
straight to circle, turn right at circle to canoe ramp.
OSPREY PARK, MASTIC BEACH
Long Island Expwy to exit 68 South, William Floyd Pkwy south past Montauk Hwy, 2.8 miles south to Havenwood Rd., LEFT on Havenwood ( Second LEFT after THE LINKS - becomes Neighborhood Rd.)straight .9 miles to Mastic Rd. ( CO-EDS on the corner),LEFT on Mastic Rd. - go straight 1.4 miles to Wavecrest Dr. ( Garden Cafe on the corner), RIGHT on Wavecrest Dr. and go straight 1.1 miles to STOP SIGN, bear RIGHT onto Grassmere, go .3 miles to the end and bear LEFT onto Shore Dr., go .8 miles straight to Ocean View Dr. and make RIGHT into Park.
SCUDDERS BEACH, NORTHPORT
Rt 25A to
Woodbine Ave.(East of Park Ave and vanderbilt planetarium ,West of
SEA GULL RESTAURANT, WEST BABYLON
Southern State Pkwy. to exit 33 South, go past Sunrise Hwy. and bear right at Great East Neck Rd. - go past Montauk Hwy. about 1/2 mile - Restaurant is on the LEFT
STEERS BEACH, NORTHPORT
Expy to exit 52 North ( COMMACK RD)
north to Rt. 25 ( Jericho Tpk)
on Jericho Tpk to Larkfield Rd.
(NORTH) on Larkfield Rd
Tpk and Larkfield Rd. -
Larkfield Rd. past Pulaski Rd-
at fork - becomes Vernon Valley Rd.
north past 25A - it becomes Waterside Rd.
north on Waterside Rd.- make left on Eaton's Neck Rd.
continue on Eaton's Neck Rd. down the hill to the beach (unpaved parking lot on left )
STONY BROOK HARBOR,
Nichols Rd. (exit 62 N
From L.I.E., or N from Sunrise Hwy) North to the end.
Make LEFT on 25A ( North
Country Rd.), go to fork in rd and make RIGHT onto
Continue North on Main St. to small traffic circle and bear LEFT (north)
Make immediate left into Brookhaven Town parking lot ( free) opposite
The Three Village Inn.
Park near water.
Tully Park Pool, New Hyde Park
SOUTHERN to WANTAGH
N go 8.3 mi
Take exit #31A/ onto GLEN
COVE NORTH go 0.7 mi
Turn LEFT on RT-25 go 3.2
Turn RIGHT on DENTON AVE.
go 0.5 mi
Turn LEFT on EVERGREEN AVE
go < 0.2 mi 24.7 mi
Arrive at 1801 EVERGREEN
AVE, NEW HYDE PARK, on the RIGHT
LONG IS EXPWY
Take exit #34/NEW HYDE PARK RD
South on New Hyde Park Rd to Hillside
LEFT (East) on Hillside Ave to Denton
LEFT on Evergreen Ave.
Arrive at 1801 EVERGREEN AVE, NEW HYDE PARK
VENETIAN SHORES BEACH, LINDENHURST
Southern State Pkwy to exit 35 ( Wellwood Ave.) South to Montauk Hwy. - Left on Montauk Hwy. for about 7 blocks - Turn Right on Granada Pkwy - go straight to the end
VIOLET COVE, MASTIC BEACH
Long Island Expwy to exit 68 South, William Floyd Pkwy south past Montauk Hwy, 2.8 miles south to Havenwood Rd., LEFT on Havenwood ( Second LEFT after THE LINKS - becomes Neighborhood Rd.)straight .9 miles to Cranberry Dr. ( CO-EDS on the corner),RIGHT on Cranberry Dr., straight 1.1miles to Violet Dr., Right on Violet to end
WANTAGH PARK, WANTAGH
Southern State Pkwy to Wantagh Ave South exit ( exit 28S) - Wantagh Ave south to the end ( Merrick Rd.) - Rt on Merrick Rd under overpass and immediate left turn to Park Entrance
Neck Beach, Huntington