Celebration of the Canal and its water: The Old Erie Canal Boat Float & Bash
Date of Event: Saturday June 15, 2019
All proceeds from the Boat Float support Chittenango Landing educational and recreational programming and support for the Old Erie Canal State Historic Park.
After the success of last year's event, the Old Erie Canal Boat Float is back! Over 500 paddlers participated in the 2018 Boat Float! This year we will also be helping to kick off the new Canalway Challenge!
Paddle the scenic and calm waters of the historic Old Erie Canal! Let's fill the Old Erie Canal waterway with colorful kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards
Choose from 4 launch locations depending on your preferred distance. All paddlers end at the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum at 2 pm for the Boat Float Bash with music and food trucks!
8 am: Cedar Bay Launch. Total one way distance to Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum is 9.5 miles
10 am: Manlius Center Launch. Total one way distance to Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum is 7.2 miles
Noon: Poolsbrook launch. Total one way distance to Chitteanango Landing Canal Boat Museum is 3.2 miles
Noon: Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum launch. This is an out and back launch location. Paddlers should put in at the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum and travel west for their preferred distance. The Chittenango Creek Aqueduct is .4 miles west of the boat museum.
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Transportation is not provided back to your car, please coordinate with fellow paddlers or register for the shuttle.
Kayak rentals are available through:
Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum. Please reserve by June 14th. Call the museum (315) 687-3801 or email email@example.com.
Oswego Expeditions. Must reserve by June 1st. Includes paddle, PFD, and boat delivery (drop off and pick up). Call (315) 561-0223 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Morse Kayak Rentals in Cazenovia has kayaks and stand-up paddleboards for rent. Reserve by phone at 315-655-2400. Must be reserved by the Friday before the event.