Preparing explorers for jaunts through the waterways and paths of the historic Erie Canal, the staffers of Erie Canal Boat Company outfit visitors with bicycle, kayak, canoe, pontoon, and paddleboat rentals, as well as appropriate supplies. They lead group and private lessons, teaching tender-footed kayakers the basics of safety and stroke skills for recreational, competitive, or impress-your-favorite-seal's-mom kayaking. They also host weekly paddling clubs and races, as well as annual regattas, and stock a variety of gear at their shop to ensure pioneers are suitably appointed for paddling and pedaling excursions.
There's something for every athlete at Puddledockers, Ithaca's premier sporting goods store.
The parking lot near Puddledockers will have you in and out in a jiffy.
Whether you're taking on football, soccer, or something in between, Puddledockers in Ithaca has everything you need to start playing.
If you're a sports fan, Epic Outdoor Adventures in Fayetteville is the place you want to be.
With a sizzling plate of terrific food, this club boasts among the best eats this side of the city.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
So as you can see, Epic Outdoor Adventures is the place to be this weekend.
When he was still a college student, Kevin Kretschmer answered an ad in the local newspaper for a whitewater-rafting guide on the rivers around Syracuse. More than 30 years later, he now owns the company and operates his river tours with the mission of giving others a chance to see the area's scenic beauty. His diverse team of guides—some schoolteachers, some farmers, some factory workers, and some college students—helps paddlers navigate rapids on three rivers while hunkered into six-person inflatable rafts. Together they navigate the calmer Class I and Class II waters of Letchworth State Park, the raging Class II and Class III rapids of the Salmon River, and the passive-aggressive Class III and Class IV segments of Cattaraugus Creek. Guides commence each trip far upstream, allowing rafters to find a rhythm before surmounting the rapids.
The expert rafting guides at Adventure Calls Outfitters, Inc. lead trips down the Salmon River. As they glide through calm waters and swirl through rapids, rafters drink in the rugged scenery, occasionally glimpsing fish and ospreys. Under the watchful care of their NYSDEC-licensed rafting guides, visitors safely ride the wild current of the river, learning about the unsullied countryside of upstate New York.